Feeding NYC’s Hungry at #Repackathon

November 21, 2013 In The News, New York City Comments (1) 248

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Late tonight I’ll be in Long Island City
at City Harvest‘s Food Rescue Facility, helping pack up 200,000 pounds of food for distribution to hungry people around New York City.

Today is the first annual “Repackathon,” in which hundreds of volunteers will spend 24 straight hours preparing donated food to go to area food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other emergency food distribution sites.

A shocking number of New Yorkers–roughly twenty percent of the population–live in poverty, and almost a third rely on emergency food programs at some point each year. This holiday season will be especially rough following cuts to the federal SNAP program (aka “Food Stamps) that took effect on November 1.

Night owl that I am, I’ll be working the 9 PM to midnight shift. I’ll try to post photos, but they probably won’t show up here because WordPress is tough to update on a cell phone. For that you’ll have to follow me on Twitter or Instagram.

 

One Response to :
Feeding NYC’s Hungry at #Repackathon

  1. cyril says:

    As you. Christophe, I think it’s a shame that our “advanced” civilization, that we can let die people frome hunger, or that people passed just around a person who lay on floor just askik for help and people and people just chanhge their way, leting the poor person in is misery like if his “infectected”. If this the top human civilization after million of human life, I think there is a serious problem. More and more poor people, a middle class who dimish day after day, and minority a of “délirious” multi-millionar. I always think we live in a democraty but as the time go by iI have more and and more doubt. When government depend of economic trust, wherw we go ?

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