info 12.10.13

Hunger

"Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists, there is no true freedom."
—Nelson Mandela

1.5 million New York City residents face hunger every day in 'food insecure' homes, according to the NYC Coalition Against Hunger. One in four of those people are children—375,000 kids. It is an indignity.

Here are some things you can do:

Attend the Food Bank for NYC Conference on Hunger and Poverty on January 22 at the Marriott Marquis, $65.

Join the circus: all proceeds for The Big Apple Circus show Luminosity on December 13, 6:30pm, benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels. Tickets are $35-$95.

Choose sides in the gingerbread wars by voting (and donating) on the best gingerbread structure on display in the atrium at Le Parker Meridien, with funds going to City Harvest.

Shop Hugo Boss, 132 Greene [Houston/Prince] this weekend, 12/13-15, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit God's Love We Deliver. There's a tequila tasting there on Saturday, 2-4pm, for extra motivation.

Play the game at Free Rice and for each correct answer, the U.N. World Food Program will donate 10 grains of rice to feed the hungry. Since it started in 2007, 99 billion grains have been donated.

Give your time as a Hunger Volunteer, part of the NYC Coalition Against Hunger.

Double your impact, thanks to a matching grant from Unilever, with a donation to Feeding America, so that every dollar provides 18 meals instead of 9.

Support Just Food in its mission to connect local farms to NYC neighborhoods. Among other things, they help soup kitchens get locally-grown food.

Dine for a cause by registering your American Express card, then eating at any restaurant that accepts Amex between now and January 31. Every time you use the card, Amex donates $1 to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry, up to $1 million.

Read Ian Frazier's 2008 New Yorker article on Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Then donate.




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