Holiday Half for City Harvest
This year, I committed to actively pursuing a more healthy lifestyle than the one I was previously living with little intentional exercise, neglecting nutrition, and not taking proper care of my body. With inspiration and encouragement from loved ones, I decided to run the last half-marathon in New York City for the year, the Holiday Half in Brooklyn on December 14th.
Those who know me are aware that I am passionate not only about preventing food waste but also about providing food access to communities no matter their zip code. According to the Food Trust, people who live near a supermarket have lower rates of diet-related diseases than their counterparts in neighborhoods lacking food access. Factors such as income, race/ethnicity, age, gender, and physical activity can account for as much as 20% higher obesity/diabetes rates in the U.S.' least healthy food environments.
City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. This year alone, they will rescue 64 million pounds of food and deliver it, free of charge, to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community partners across the five boroughs. Their programs empower individuals through nutrition education, increase their partners’ capacity, and strengthen the local food system, helping New Yorkers who are experiencing food insecurity to access, afford, and consume nutritious food.
Please help me make sure that no good food goes to waste while so many of our neighbors are in need by donating to my campaign. Together, we can make a difference one day, one meal, one person at a time.
Every $1 donated helps City Harvest rescue and deliver nearly four pounds of good food. By donating, you’ll help keep City Harvest’s trucks on the road and filled with nutritious food for our neighbors in need. If I meet my goal, I'll run in a tutu (holiday spirit, right?)!
Click “Donate Now” to make a tax-deductible contribution. Thank you for your compassion, generosity, and support - I truly appreciate your friendship and consideration.
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