The holidays are a reminder of the importance of helping others, especially those New Yorkers who cannot always be sure when they will get their next meal. City Harvest, the worlds first food rescue organization, has lined up several easy ways for individuals to help put food on the table for our hungry neighbors, just in time for the holiday season.
Daily News Readers Care to Feed the Hungry Food Drive: November 14, 2011 January 6, 2012: Join your fellow New Yorkers in contributing to the citys biggest yearly food driveand get your coworkers, friends, and family involved too! Drop off nonperishable food items at any police precinct or fire station, or call City Harvest at 917-351-8700 if you collect more than 100 pounds and well come pick up the food. For additional information, please visit: www.cityharvest.org/dnrc
Greenmarket Buy-a-Bag: November 19, 2011 and December 21, 2011 (Union Square, Broadway at E. 17th St): As you do your holiday shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket, consider buying an extra bag of produce and giving it to the hungry. City Harvest volunteers will be onsite to collect your food donations.
Greenmarket Buy-a-Bag also takes place on other dates and Greenmarket locations in November and December: Visit www.cityharvest.org/other-ways-to-help for more information.
DAgostino Supermarkets Holiday Buy-a-Bundle: November 14, 2011 November 28, 2011 and December 12, 2011 December 26, 2011: Purchase a prepackaged Buy-a- Bundle of the most needed nonperishable holiday food items for City Harvest to deliver to food programs. For additional information, please visit: www.dagnyc.com/StoreLocator.aspx
Gingerbread House Competition: December 1, 2011 January 2012 (Le Parker Meridien Atrium, 119 W. 56th Street): Visit hotel Le Parker Meridien and view dazzling gingerbread houses crafted by master chefs and bakers. Vote for the best creation with a $1 donation to City Harvest. For additional information, please visit: www.parkermeridien.com
Canstruction: November 10 November 21, 2011 (Winter Garden, Battery Park, 220 Vesey Street): Walk among astonishing sculptures created by architecture and design firms with full cans of food. City Harvest distributes all the food to programs that feed the hungry following the exhibit. Nonperishable food donations are welcomed from visitors. For additional information, please visit: www.canstruction.org
For more information, please visit: http://www.cityharvest.org/
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