Posts Tagged ‘New York Poverty’

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.

cityharvest.org, 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