Most of us will never experience the extreme hunger that millions of Americans face, but every day, CAMBA’s Beyond Hunger Emergency Food Pantry helps hundreds of our neighbors get the emergency food they need.
Families, elderly people and those simply struggling to get by receive emergency food, help applying for benefits, nutrition education and access to life-changing services such as job preparation and legal help -- whatever they need to get back on their feet. For struggling families, the holidays bring uncertainty. Parents hope for a little more and wonder if their children will be able to take part in the season's bounty.
At the pantry, we hear "Do you have turkeys? Do you have anything we can put on our table for the holidays?" For four years now, the Ditmas Park Corner's "500 Turkeys for 500 Families" fundraiser has given families the ability to take part in a rare celebration.
During this year's Thanksgiving week, when the line for turkeys stretches down Church Avenue, we want to make sure that no one leaves without a complete Thanksgiving meal in hand.
Make this Thanksgiving special for hungry New Yorkers and donate to Beyond Hunger Food Pantry.