November 3 2019
Build a Thanksgiving Food Bag
The Marble Loft (274 Fifth Ave)
Sunday, November 3, 2019
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Please join us in the Marble Loft for our All-Church Project as we fill over 200 bags with food items to help families in need. Coffee and tasty treats available. We also welcome $20 donations to help purchase food. Make checks payable to Marble Collegiate Church, write “Build a Thanksgiving Food Bag” in memo and mail to attention of Tom Schneider or place in offering.
For any questions, please contact Tom Schneider, Missions & Outreach Associate.
Your monetary donation will provide the needed holiday food for:
- Housing Plus is a community-based housing service to women with children, to support them in overcoming poverty, homelessness, addiction, trauma, and the effects of incarceration.
- Osborn Association works to create opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of responsibility and contribution.
- LIFT- Legal Information for Families Today mission is to enhance access to justice for children and families by providing legal information, while promoting reform of the courts.
- Center for Family Life in Sunset Park mission is to promote positive outcomes for families in Sunset Park through the provision of family and social services.
- Icahn House (Children’s Rescue Fund) mission is to serve the homeless population with the services required to assist them to become independent and self-sufficient productive citizens.
- An estimated 1.4 million New York City residents rely on emergency food programs, including soup kitchens and food pantries, each year.
- Approximately 339,000 New York City children, or approximately one out of every five (19 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.
- Approximately 604,770 New York City adult women, or approximately one out of every six (17 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.
- Approximately 204,000 New York City seniors, or approximately one out of every five (20 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.
- Approximately 70,000 New York City veterans, or approximately three out of every ten (30 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.
Source: Hunger’s New Normal: Redefining Emergency in Post-Recession New York City. Food Bank for New York City
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