Teens Helped Fight Hunger and Food Insecurity for Needy New Yorkers
Approximately 60 teenagers representing UJA-Federation of New York, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, packed 4,000 pounds of kosher food donated by Goya into 432 tote bags equaling 3,333 meals for the Food Bank for New York City at UJA-Federation of New York’s Manhattan office. Each tote bag included kidney and black beans, corn, vegetables, rice, lentils, quinoa, tortillas and a recipe for vegetarian chili. The teens also discussed issues surrounding hunger, and wrote advocacy letters to their congressman about food insecurity and why it needs to be addressed. This initiative was through Feeding Our Neighbors: An Interfaith Response, which is a united effort to fight hunger.