food to our
visit a food bank...
you would like to discuss
holding a food drive in your
community or school,
please call POTS - Part of
the Solution - at
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?
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
volunteer and serve others
action now. Tell your members of Congress to protect
Anti-hunger Programs! Ask him/her to visit a
food bank! Feeding
America requests your help by calling
Congress, the best way for legislators to
understand this essential
issue of hunger in your community and throughout America.
Calling is easy.
Volunteer for a Food Pantry: Part of the
Solution (POTS) in the
Bronx seeks volunteers to
help feed the hungry year-round. Anyone interested can
call (718) 220-4892 or email
Organize a Food Drive.
Organizing a food drive is a great way to help
people in your
You can select the
local senior center, food pantry,
want to support.
Access Services and Support by Sharing Talents
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
is a citywide network of neighbors helping
All you have to do is donate one hour of your
time to help a member, and you’ll earn a credit
for an hour of help from another.
do kids eat when school is
out in Summer?
The Summer Food Service
Program (SFSP) was established to ensure
that low-income children continue to receive
nutritious meals when school is not in session.
Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines,
are provided to all children 18 years old and under at
SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of
children. Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or
1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish
speakers) and a live
operator will tell you where the closest sites
serving free, nutritious summer meals are located. If
your area is not
represented, here's how you can
help your kids get their share
of this free summer meals initiative..
FEED helps feed the
world, one purchase
at a time. FEED
Projects has donated
7.5 million meals.
Buy yourself a gift
and provide school meals