NY Jets: Tackling hunger with Food Bank for NYC
Several members of the NY Jets will be a part of helping those less fortunate by preparing and serving Thanksgiving dinner to guests thanks to teaming up with Food Bank for NYC.
The Jets continue to have a major part in the city that never sleeps by helping those less fortunate this Thanksgiving. Take a look at everything you need to know below that was sent to The Jet Press courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets:
Players to Unload Turkeys and all the fixings and Serve Dinner to 600+ at Food Bank For New York City’s Community Kitchen & Food Pantry of West Harlem
~ 1 in 5 New Yorkers Relies on Food Bank to Eat, Including 1 in 5 Children ~
Tuesday, November 17th, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
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New York Jets players have teamed up with Food Bank For New York to tackle hunger this holiday season. Jets players will unload 100+ turkeys and all the trimmings from Food Bank’s 54-ft. tractor trailer, step into the kitchen to dice, slice and chop, carve the bird and serve a pre-Thanksgiving dinner to 600+ guests at Food Bank For New York City’s Community Kitchen in Harlem.
Tuesday, November 17th
3:30pm: Truck unloading
3:50pm: Dinner prep in the kitchen
4:10pm: Carve a turkey and serve dinner
Leger Douzable, Ryan Quigley, Geno Smith, Rontez Miles and Erin Henderson
Food Bank For New York City’s Community Kitchen & Food Pantry of W. Harlem
252 West 116th Street, Manhattan
Note: There is NO individual turkey distribution during this event
During the past year, the Food Bank For New York City has seen the need for emergency food in our city increase. The number of meals that vulnerable New Yorkers are missing due to lack of sufficient resources tops a staggering 241 million, representing an enormous Meal Gap. The Meal Gap, adapted as the City’s official measure of food insecurity, has now been geographically mapped by Food Bank to reveal where hunger lives – enabling Food Bank to allocate resources to areas with the highest need across New York City.
Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers.
Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 63 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s incomesupport services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $100 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 275,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org. Follow us on Facebook (FoodBank4NYC), Twitter (@FoodBank4NYC) and Instagram (FoodBank4NYC).