Donna Tosi via Crowdrise
October 17, 2011
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
When I was lucky enough to win entry into the 2011 NY City Marathon, I knew that I wanted to make every mile of my training and my November 6th race day count by giving back in some way.
I was introduced to Calvary’s Mission through my husband Alex's co-worker, Shiv Singh, who has been running this local food pantry since 2000. He and his volunteers distribute several thousand pounds of nutritious food to 800-900 area residents in Queens, NY every Saturday morning who have been hit hard by the economic downturn. This is truly a grass roots effort of people helping people in our local area. I had the privilege of working alongside Shiv one Saturday this summer and was astounded by the number of families lining up outside the food pantry at 6 am, as well at the generosity of his army of cheerful volunteers.
I hope you can help me to help them.