When You Give You Get
This time of the year always makes me want to do more and reach out to those who are less fortunate than I am, this is why I am teaming up with City Harvest to donate whatever I can to bring the comfort of food to another person in need. This great programs supplies many of those in need the comfort of food and a promise that those less fortunate don’t go to bed hungry.
What Is City Harvest?
City Harvest is the product of common sense. In the early 1980s, a group of ordinary citizens became troubled by the large number of fellow New Yorkers who didn’t have enough to eat. When they saw that local restaurants were discarding perfectly good food, these volunteers responded by enlisting friends and borrowing cars to transport the leftover food to where it was needed most. This idea led to the creation of City Harvest in 1982. City Harvest has distributed more than 545 million pounds of food to a network of 500 community food programs throughout New York City. The organization now delivers some 150,000 pounds of food daily and 55 million pounds this year. City Harvest’s common-sense, cost-effective approach remains unchanged, because by working efficiently we can help the greatest number of people possible. Picking up and delivering food the same day keeps costs down and allows us to focus on fresh, perishable foods that are often in short supply at soup kitchens and food pantries. Currently, our cost to deliver a pound of food is just 23 cents, making City Harvest a smart, simple solution to ending hunger in New York City. City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City. We do this through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions.
How To Give
From October 26, 2016 – January 13, 2017 if you’re feeling adventurous there are you can host your own Food Drive, running a food drive helps City Harvest provide good food during the holiday season when so many of our neighbors struggle to put food on their tables regularly. You can also have the kids tag along as well with the, “Kids Can Help Competition”. All participating schools will be automatically entered into the Kids Can Help Competition – and thanks to Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, the school in each borough that collects the most food will win a prize! Help us reach our goal of collecting one million pounds to help feed hungry New Yorkers this holiday season! Furthermore, any business, organization or school can run a food drive for City Harvest. If you cant host your own Food Drive you can donate money by clicking the link here, Every $1 donated helps City Harvest rescue four pounds of good food – which means that every $100 donated will feed over 430 people. And thanks to our generous sponsor, FJC – A Foundation of Donor Advised and other Philanthropic Funds, every gift made between October 26, 2016 – January 13, 2017 will be matched – dollar-for-dollar.
Can run a food drive, but still want to donate food, well you’re in luck, you can always bring your food donations to,
- City Harvest (6 East 32 Street)
- Any NYPD Police Station
- Any FDNY Stations
- Goodwill Select Locations
- Apple Bank Locations
Imagine how much joy and pleasure your donation, food drive, or even monetary donation will mean to a family in need this holiday season. Fore more information on City Harvest and the wonderful thing it does to this great city please visit their website here.