New York Flyers Holiday Food Drive Fundraiser
Bringing hope of better times in our thirteenth year
In addition to being the largest running club in New York City, the New York Flyers support a variety of community-based and charitable causes throughout the year. Since 2008, the Flyers have partnered with local food banks to help alleviate hunger in our own community. In this most awful year that has hit so many of us in ways we could scarcely imagine a year ago, the need is urgent and the time is NOW.
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has brought with it illness, stress, uncertainty, family struggles, job losses, the passing of loved ones, and a staggering death toll nationwide that is expected to become even grimmer as cooler weather drives people indoors. Food insecurity in the US has skyrocketed, and more than 1.5 million people in New York City, including one in four children, will not have enough to eat.
We recognize that many in our own club are facing difficult times themselves. In this awful and unprecedented year, if you can, please help us address the growing emergency here at home this holiday season by giving what you can to help by participating in the 2020 Flyer Food Drive Fundraiser, benefiting City Harvest.
About City Harvest
City Harvest is New York’s first and largest food rescue organization, helping to feed millions of New Yorkers who struggle to put meals on their tables. This year, City Harvest will rescue 109 million pounds of fresh, nutritious food and deliver it—free of charge—to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, community partners and Mobile Markets across the five boroughs. City Harvest works alongside community partners to boost community capacity, expand nutrition education, and strengthen local food systems. For more than 35 years, City Harvest has always been there to feed our city—one day, one meal, one New Yorker at a time.
As our city continues to grapple with the devastating economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of New Yorkers relying on City Harvest has skyrocketed, and thousands of our neighbors are turning to food pantries and soup kitchens for the first time. Please help make sure that no good food goes to waste while so many of our neighbors are in need.
Every $1 donated helps City Harvest feed two New Yorkers for a day. By donating, you’ll help keep City Harvest’s trucks on the road and filled with nutritious food for our neighbors in need.
Click “Donate Now” to make a tax-deductible contribution. Thank you for your compassion, generosity, and support!