Sandy has been quite the bitch. Luckily, City Harvest has risen to the challenge, delivering fresh food to high-need locations across all five boroughs. It's lucky that the food hunger organization recently raised $1M at their Bid Against Hunger event. Over the last three days, the organization has delivered more than 400,000 pounds of food to areas such as Coney Island, Breezy Point, Rockaway, Park Slope, and lower Manhattan. “City Harvest is working closely with the city and our partners to identify areas with the greatest need, sourcing additional shelf-stable items and developing special food distributions,” said Jilly Stephens, City Harvest’s Executive Director. “There is an increased demand for food as the city slowly recovers from the devastation of storm Sandy, and we are filling our fleet of trucks with food for routes across the five boroughs to help our neighbors in need.”
City Harvest is also partnering with chefs and restaurants that support them throughout the year. Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin is preparing roast chicken and Spanish rice, and Victor's Cafe is cooking Arroz con Pollo, for City Harvest to distribute to hundreds of New Yorkers in need.
Three cheers to City Harvest for stepping up in this time of need! To learn more about City Harvest and how you can help with the Sandy recovery, click here.