The National Puerto Rican Day Parade to be held on June 8 under the themes of art, culture and education will also provide a chance to collect food to benefit members of this community who have no food in their homes, reports Telemundo Atlantico.
The Office of Puerto Rican Affairs along with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York called for two days of community service by holding food drives through the Archdiocesan-wide Feeding Our Neighbors Campaign.
Non-perishable food donations can be made at two of the events leading up to the parade; on May 31 at the 152 Street Festival, home to the largest Puerto Rican community in New York, and on June 1 at the annual Parade Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The goal is to raise enough funds to provide one million meals for the hungry.
Food collected will be donated under the direction of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade to food banks working with Catholic Charities.
The organization asked the public to hold food drives in churches, workplaces and schools. In addition, the GOYA Corporation plans to donate 5000 pounds of food.
Want to find out more about the upcoming National Puerto Rican Day Parade?
Learn more about Feeding Our Neighbors, an Archdiocesan-wide drive to replenish food pantries supporting non-Catholics and Catholics alike.