Posts Tagged ‘City Harvest’

Cell Phones for Food

Did Santa bring you that new iPhone or Android you had on your list?

Don’t just toss your old cell phone into the back of a drawer—donate it. Several fire stations around the country take old cell phones and re-program them for use by women who are residents at shelters. Other organizations re-outfit them for overseas soldiers. Look for some ideas from a previous post here.

A new idea is to donate that old cell to The 4th Bin, e-waste rescuers and recyclers. You can go to their site, print a pre-paid mailing label, send along your formerly indispensable phone or message device, and all the proceeds go to City Harvest and their programs to feed the hungry and homeless.

It doesn’t get much easier than that (and helps support you in your New Year’s resolution to clean up and get organized too).

Hunger and Waste–Why Both?

New York is only one city…and so much food is wasted every day while 1.5 million New Yorkers live in poverty and many go to bed hungry. I’m no math whiz, but that equation just doesn’t make sense., rescuing food for New York’s hungry.
The Simple Facts: This year, City Harvest will rescue over 25 million pounds
of excess food from food establishments throughout the
city and across the country.
**More than 90 staff members and 1,800 volunteers.
** A fleet of 17 trucks and 3 bikes.
** Food delivered nearly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Once rescued, food is delivered to soup kitchens, food
pantries, homeless shelters, AIDS care providers, senior
centers, and children’s day care centers that serve hungry
New Yorkers in all five boroughs.

Find out how to volunteer here