City Harvest – Granted $1500
Rescuing and delivering food for New Yorkers.
City Harvest is committed to rescuing and delivering food for the 2.5 million New Yorkers who were depending on us before the COVID-19 crisis, and the thousands more who need us now, as the devastating economic impact of this pandemic becomes a reality. To help ensure that we can continue our operations and increase our deliveries of food, BlackRock is matching every gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $750,000, through June 30, stretching your support twice as far. Please donate now so that we can provide food for all New Yorkers who are turning to us today, and may need us tomorrow.
Designated an essential service by Governor Cuomo and New York State, City Harvest, New York City’s private response to hunger and largest food rescue organization, has mobilized to feed children, families, and all of our neighbors in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the unprecedented pandemic causes the city and the global economy to come to a halt, we’re continuing to see unemployment skyrocket at an alarming rate. Even before the crisis, 2.5 million working-age New Yorkers were struggling to make ends meet, and now many more are experiencing crippling financial hardship, especially with schools and so many businesses forced to close. In the weeks and months to come, we expect even more of our neighbors will turn to us for help.
City Harvest is committed to feeding everyone who was relying on us before the crisis, and to meeting the increasing need as the devastating economic impact of COVID-19 continues to shape our new reality. We’re also working hard to ensure that, while schools are closed, children and their families can have access to nutritious food.
From March through June 30, we will rescue and deliver 25.2 million pounds of food, 16% more than the same period last year, to meet the increased need during the COVID-19 crisis.