Cause for celebration
You can always feast tomorrow-these food-related charities need your time (or money) today.
Thu Nov 23 2006
This food-rescue program distributes millions of pounds of donated chow to 600 community food programs citywide.
Someone’s got to feed New York City’s homebound elderly. This service delivers more than 2.5 million meals each year.
Food Bank For New York City
foodbanknyc.org , 212-566-7855
Ending hunger is a daunting goal, but this group provides more than 68 million pounds of food to 1,200 community programs throughout the five boroughs, including soup kitchens, food pantries and day-care and senior centers.
In addition to providing emergency meals to the hungry, this nonprofit educates low-income groups about nutrition and alerts eligible parties to government benefits they might have overlooked.
God’s Love We Deliver
They deliver more than just love: The 20-year-old organization prepares and brings nutritious meals to people afflicted with AIDS/HIV, cancer and other illnesses—and provides free nutritional counseling.
This nonprofit works to develop a sustainable food system in New York City through programs like CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in NYC and the City Farms, which supports local farmer’s markets and increased food production in community gardens.
New York City Coalition Against Hunger
The NYCCAH represents more than 1,200 nonprofit soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City. The organization creates programs to promote self-sufficiency among hungry and low-income New Yorkers.—Gabriella Gershenson