Posts Tagged ‘Food Donation’

Desire, Purpose, Destiny: Embracing the Ache in Our Hearts

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

 By Alice Kenny

Theology-on-Tap NYC is an opportunity for young adults to explore issues and topics that relate to the Catholic faith in a fun and casual environment.

It also offers a way to give back.  Please bring non-perishable food donations to help feed hungry New Yorkers.

The next topic is a big one: Desire, Purpose, Destiny:  Embracing the Ache in Our Hearts led by speaker Colin Nykaza.

Where:  Klub 45 Room at Connolly’s Bar, 121 West 45th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, 3rd floor, Manhattan

When:  Monday, March 4, 2013 from 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Cost:  It’s free.  Just bring a non-perishable food donation to help our neighbors in need.

Come join us.  No RSVP Needed.

Grab a seat or a bar stool, but get there early because seats fill up fast.

Wonder what to bring?  Here is a list of what food pantries and soup kitchens need most:

 Vegetables • Canned Vegetables
• Vegetable Soups 
 Fruits • Canned Fruits
(in juice or light syrup)
• Dried Fruits
• 100% Fruit Juices
 Proteins • Beans- canned or dry
• Peanut Butter
• Nuts
• Canned Meat
(chicken, beef, ham)
• Canned Fish
(tuna, salmon, sardines)
• Canned Stews
(chicken or beef)
 Grains • Rice
(white, brown, flavored)
• Pasta/noodles
• Dry Cereal and Hot Cereal
(grits, oatmeal, farina)
• Flour/Cornmeal/Baking Mixes
• Whole Wheat Crackers
• Couscous
 Dairy • Dry Milk packets
• Shelf stable milk
• Soy/Almond/Rice Milk
 Other Items • Nutritional Beverages
(Boost, Ensure, Carnation
Instant Breakfast)
• Spices
• Coffee/Tea
• Personal Care Items

To ensure food safety, we cannot use:

  • Rusty or Unlabeled Cans
  • Avoid glass containers and all perishable foods
  • Homemade Items
  • Non-commercial Canned Items
  • Non-commercial Packaged Items
  • Alcoholic Beverages & Mixes
  • Open or Used Items

For more information visit www.totnyc.org

Feeding Our Neighbors; We Need to Help

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

By  Alice Kenny

Track stars, cheerleaders and lacrosse players joined teachers, students and administrators  at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx to produce a synchronized two-minute PSA spotlighting their support for the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign.

“We need,” says one lacrosse player as he passes the ball, “to help” says his teammate as he scoops it up.

The Feeding Our Neighbors  campaign, launched by Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan  at mass on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, aims to collect by this Sunday, February 3,  more than one million meals for those in need.

“In one week’s time we’ve collected tons of food,” says Kathy Alexander, Cardinal Spellman High School Director of Christian Services.  “We invite everybody to be a part of this marvelous opportunity… because feeding our neighbors, helping our food pantries and our soup kitchens is essential to the gospel message.”

Do your part to make sure no hungry neighbor is turned away

  • $11.16 helps feed a child for one day.
  • $45 helps feed a family of four.
  • Text “CCHOPE” to 85944 to make a quick, easy $10 donation.

Help feed our neighbors:

 

Help Feed Your New York Neighbors

Friday, January 25th, 2013

By Alice Kenny

Do your part to make sure no hungry neighbor is turned away. www.CatholicCharitiesNY.org/FeedingOurNeighbors

  • $11.16 helps feed a child for one day.
  • $45 helps feed a family of four for one day.

From January 27th-February 3rd, you can help answer the call to feed the hungry through Catholic Charities annual Feeding Our Neighbors campaign to replenish New York’s stretched food pantries and soup kitchens.  Your contribution can do so much.

Interfaith Hunger Summit Calls New Yorkers to Action to Fight Hunger

Friday, December 28th, 2012

By Alice Kenny

In New York City, one in five adults and one in four children don’t get enough food. On December 20th, the New York City Interfaith Hunger Summit brought together faith leaders, congregants and concerned New Yorkers from a diverse cross-section to discuss ways to take action to lessen hunger and poverty in our community.

Regardless of a person’s religion, our faith and beliefs call us to serve the poor and help our neighbors. The Interfaith Hunger Summit was organized to promote concrete solutions and develop a “call to action” which asked “elected officials to create jobs and reduce poverty, strengthen the social safety net, and make healthier food more available and affordable in low-income neighborhoods.”

Along with other faith leaders, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities New York, spoke at the summit. He discussed the importance of enabling people to have the food they need in their own homes, as well as the necessity and lasting effects of children under the age of three getting sufficient food.

While the summit was a start, Monsignor Sullivan noted that the conversation needs to expand to the rest of the community to promote meaningful action, and that food, not hunger, should become part of the debate.

To contribute to the Archdiocesan-wide campaign to replenish food pantries, donate to or volunteer for Feeding Our Neighbors and help ensure no hungry neighbor gets turned away.

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.

Rockland County Inaugural Hunger Awareness and Action Week

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Catholic Community Services in Rockland County –along with a core group of representatives from Rockland county-based organizations that work to feed the hungry — are using National Hunger Awareness Month, September 2012, as a springboard to call attention to local needs and local organizations working to combat hunger.

They are proclaiming September 6 – September 13 as Rockland County’s inaugural “Hunger Awareness and Action Week” to increase donations to food pantries and feeding programs and step up efforts to raise awareness of the issue of hunger.

Click here to learn more about Hunger Awareness Action Week events that you can join to help feed the hungry.