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.
  1. An estimated 1.4 million New York City residents rely on emergency food programs, including soup kitchens and food pantries, each year.
  2. Approximately 339,000 New York City children, or approximately one out of every five (19 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.
  3. Approximately 604,770 New York City adult women, or approximately one out of every six (17 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.
  4. Approximately 204,000 New York City seniors, or approximately one out of every five (20 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.
  5. 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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