Although we live in the greatest city in the world, one in five New York children doesn't have a guaranteed meal. City Harvest, the renowned food rescue organization, is looking to change this statistic.
The Feed Our Kids Food Drive is currently underway, and will take place until Father's Day (June 17), so there is ample time to make a donation for those in need. If you're doing a bit of delayed spring cleaning, chances are all of the requested items are taking up real estate in the kitchen. Here's what the organization is looking for:
- Plastic jars of peanut butter
- Packaged macaroni and cheese
- Hot cereal and/or oatmeal
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Canned beans
- Juice packs
Easy enough, right? We're all more than likely to have some extra cans lying around. The great thing is once you have your offerings ready to go, City Harvest—with the help of schools, various companies and organizations and New York City’s Fire and Police Departments—makes it easy to drop off items.
On your way to or from work, you can make a pitstop at these locations:
- Apple Banks across all five boroughs
- Good Will locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens
- The City Harvest headquarters, 6 E 32nd St
- NYPD precincts across the five boroughs
- Various FDNY locations across the city
Now that summer vacation is on the horizon, many children won't be guaranteed a bite to eat from school, so any help is certainly appreciated. According to the organization, 2,800 children and their families were fed last summer thanks to the 260,000 pounds of food donated. Let's help make sure no little one goes hungry.
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