I just started my Skip Lunch Fight Hunger team. My goal is to raise $500 for City Harvest to help feed New York City’s hungry children and their families. I've been working with City Harvest for the past year as a volunteer and advocate. It's nice to use my so-called influence for good. And I'm hoping you'll join me as I skip lunch to fight hunger.
This May I'm joining thousands of New Yorkers to come together to help feed the nearly 350,000 kids facing hunger in our city.
Giving by the numbers
The idea is that most New Yorkers spend about $15 on lunch (and it's easy to go over that at most places). If we skip lunch or brown bag it for a day, we can give the proceeds to our neighbors in need. Here's how the numbers break down:
- $15 gift to City Harvest helps make 60 happy tummies
- $45 helps feed 25 children for a week
- $75 helps feed 21 children for two weeks
- $150 helps feed 19 children for an entire month
Special bonus: Anyone who donates $45 or more online will receive a special thank you voucher from Pret A Manger in June*
Getting Involved and Giving Back
At Momtrends, we try to stand for helping families. Last fall I spent a morning with City Harvest on the front lines distributing food in Staten Island.
Child Hunger in New York City
Passing out pineapples isn't much. But it's a start. Now I'm going to use my platform to talk about what's going on in our city. More than 1.2 million New Yorkers struggle to put meals on the table – that’s the population of Washington D.C. and Boston, combined! Sadly, the most vulnerable New Yorkers are children.
When school lets out for the summer, families face increased expenses to provide meals that children normally get at school. Soup kitchens and food pantries see more visits from families over the summer months. Now is the time to step up and help out.
Will you help me and join our City Harvest team? Together we can helping feed New York City families.
About City Harvest
City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the more than 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables.
The programs help food-insecure New Yorkers access nutritious food that fits their needs and desires; increase our partners’ capacity; and strengthen the local food system, building a path to a food-secure future for all New Yorkers.
*Pret voucher is while supplies last. This Skip Lunch Fight Hunger feature is not sponsored.