Share Lunch Fight Hunger Is Back Now Through June 3!
Since the start of the pandemic, food insecurity rates in New York City have risen 36% overall, and a sobering 46% among children. This means that right now, 1 in 4 children in our city does not always know where their next meal will come from.
What’s more, many of these families who were already on tight budgets even before the pandemic are facing further strains as government supports, such as the rent moratorium, expire, and food costs surge. Through Share Lunch Fight Hunger, thousands of New Yorkers have come together every spring to raise funds to enable City Harvest to feed NYC children and families over the summer when access to free school meals may become limited.
Mirna, a participant at our Bed Stuy Mobile Market, recently shared with us, "I have been coming to City Harvest's Mobile Markets for a few months. I come every time the market is open to get food for my family of five. The pandemic impacted us a lot—my husband did not work for around six months, and I don't have work, so we are still struggling. We have three children and this food helps my family a lot."
Founded 20 years ago by Dana Cowin, then Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine magazine and current City Harvest Food Council member, Share Lunch Fight Hunger teams have raised enough to help provide 37.5 million meals to NYC families who are struggling to put food on the table.
By participating in the 20th Share Lunch Fight Hunger, taking place now through June 3, you can help us reach our goal of raising enough to help feed more than 15,000 NYC children and their families for the entire summer.
Sign your team up now and start fundraising! The Blackstone Foundation is generously donating $500 to the first 50 teams to fundraise $500.
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Thank You to Our 2022 Share Lunch Fight Hunger Co-Chairs: