BENEFITING: City Harvest, Inc.
ORGANIZER: City Harvest, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
...I'm back! After a surprisingly successful first marathon attempt last year, I am getting back in the saddle for round two-- this time, with the wonderful City Harvest! I have had the opportunity to volunteer with them on everything from mobile markets to cooking demonstrations to afterschool programs, and I can say firsthand, that the work they do is fantastic and there's no one else I'd rather be running with. I can't thank you enough for supporting us both!
About City Harvest:
Founded in 1982 as the world’s first food rescue organization, City Harvest is dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger. City Harvest will collect 55 million pounds of excess food from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, manufacturers, and farms, and deliver it free of charge to 500 community food programs across the city this year. In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest takes a long-term approach to fighting hunger by partnering with residents, local organizations and businesses through Healthy Neighborhoods programs which increase the availability of affordable fruits and vegetables in low-income communities and provide the nutrition education and resources to maintain a wholesome, food-secure diet.