Foodbanknyc.org, in New York City, one of the richest
cities in the
world, food poverty is around every corner. Throughout the
approximately 1.4 million people — mainly women, children,
seniors, the working
poor and people with disabilities — rely on soup
kitchens and food
pantries. Approximately 2.9 million New Yorkers
experience difficulty affording food for themselves
and their families,
an increase of 60 percent since 2003.
DO YOU WANT TO HELP?
action. Ask your Members of Congress to visit a food bank in 2013.
America requests your help: the best way for
understand the scope of hunger in America
is to see it
for themselves. Please
send this message
to bring attention to this essential issue of hunger in our
New York Cares Day is April 20, 2013.
Get ready to clean, mulch, plant, and paint in green
spaces throughout the city, to help prepare them
for millions of New Yorkers to enjoy all summer long. By
the end of the day more than 70 green spaces
throughout all five boroughs will be transformed.
Organize a Food Drive.
Organizing a food drive is a great way to help
people in your
community. You can select the
local senior center, food pantry,
that you want to support.
Are you just a New Yorker or are you a New
Access Services and Support by Sharing
Talents and Skills.
Did you ever think that
shoveling a walk would help you learn a foreign
language? Or that tutoring a student in math
would get your living room
TimeBanksNYC is a citywide network of
neighbors helping neighbors.
All you have to do
is donate one hour of your time to help
member, and you’ll earn a credit for an hour of
help from another.
either think your differences are all that
matters, or you think our common humanity is
more important, and you look for ways to lift
yourselves up by lifting others up,”
-Former President Bill Clinton about what it
means to volunteer and serve others
you would like to discuss
holding a food drive in your
community or school,
please call POTS - Part of
the Solution - at
Food to Our