Posts Tagged ‘East River Promenade’

Everyone Talks About How Children are Hungry; Find Out How We Walk the Walk

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

By Alice Kenny

One  out of four children do not get enough to eat, reports Feeding America.  Hunger is growing in New York City.

Catholic Charities Feeding Our Neighbors campaign is fighting back, partnering with parishes, schools, organizations and individuals to restock food pantries and feed those in need

Last week, Epiphany School students, staff, faculty and board of trustee members delivered enough food to feed 5,000 families.  Located in Manhattan, the school accumulated this significant donation through Epiphany’s Walk the Walk Catholic Charities Feeding Our Neighbors food drive campaign on October 20.  At the event, 350 families joined in a 2.5-mile walk along the East River Promenade to raise funds.

And while hunger, unfortunately, is growing, our commitment to fight it has grown as well.  Last year, the Walk collected food which resulted in 4,000 meals.  This year, the Walk increased its collection by over 25%.

There is just one goal for Feeding Our Neighbors, that New Yorkers answer the call to feed those who are suffering in our community.

See a full list of pantries and soup kitchens supported.

Please help us feed our neighbors.

Can You Walk the Walk? Join Catholic Charities NY at The Epiphany School’s Walk-A-Thon!

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Volunteer to walk with the Catholic Charities NY team at The Epiphany School’s Walk-A-Thon on Sunday, October 14th to benefit Feeding Our Neighbors.

As a volunteer, you’ll:

• Join staff and friends as we stroll along the East River Promenade on a beautiful fall morning – yes, there will be coffee provided

• Help kick off one of the season’s first Feeding Our Neighbors events

• Feel good knowing you’re doing your part for the campaign – all donations of non-perishable food items go toward Feeding Our Neighbors

• Celebrate after the walk with light refreshments

• Support The Epiphany School, a fixture in New York for almost 125 years.

Ready to join us? Contact Staci-Jo Bruce to sign up, and we’ll see you on October 14th.