The New York Jets are teaming up with the Food Bank of New York to tackle hunger this holiday season. It’s that time of year to give thanks to those less fortunate.
It’s always great to see NFL teams give back to their respective communities. Below is the official press release about the New York Jets and the Food Bank For New York teaming up to give back to those less fortunate in the city that never sleeps, courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets.
TheJets have teamed up with Food Bank For New York to tackle hunger this holiday season. Jets players will unload 100+ turkeys and all the trimmings from Food Bank’s 54-ft. tractor trailer, step into the kitchen to dice, slice, and chop, carve the bird and serve a pre-Thanksgiving dinner to 400+ guests at Food Bank For New York City’s Community Kitchen in Harlem.
Food Bank For New York City’s Community Kitchen & Food Pantry of W. Harlem 252 West 116th Street, Manhattan
During the past year, the Food Bank For New York City has seen the need for emergency food in our city increase. The number of meals that vulnerable New Yorkers are missing in a single year due to lack of sufficient resources tops a staggering 242 million, representing an enormous Meal Gap. The Meal Gap, adapted as the City’s official measure of food insecurity, has now been geographically mapped by Food Bank to reveal where hunger lives – enabling Food Bank to allocate resources to areas with the highest need across New York City.
About the Food Bank For New York City
Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 62.5 million free meals for New Yorkers in need.
Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $150 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 45,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org. Follow us on Facebook (FoodBank4NYC), Twitter (@FoodBank4NYC) and Instagram (FoodBank4NYC).