hunger action month
Throughout the month of September, we commemorate Hunger Action Month and recognize the vastly disproportionate health, economic, and social impacts of the pandemic on our most vulnerable neighbors, including elderly seniors and children. Food is often the first and most prominent need in times of crisis, and we have mobilized to serve those most affected within our communities. The struggle is far from over in New York.
you can help
We ask that you engage however you can in the fight against hunger. Here’s how you can take action this month:
Have you considered giving monetary donations to help support a NYC nonprofit? Hunger action month is the perfect time to do so, with donations going to help TCAH purchase the healthy food needed to keep vulnerable adults, children, and seniors from going hungry. No one should go hungry, especially during Hunger action month. By donating to TCAH, corporations not only advance the greater good by building food security but demonstrate the company’s commitment to making New York City a better and more equitable place.
White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health: It’s been more than 50 years since the first and only White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health was held in 1969. That pivotal event helped galvanized actions that included the creation of programs like school lunches, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and changes to how we label food. The 2022 conference aims to develop a strategy to accelerate progress and drive transformative change in the U.S to end hunger, improve nutrition and physical activity, and close the disparities surrounding them.
TCAH has an urgent need for volunteers at our food pantry at 2004 Fulton Street and our food distribution center (FDC) at 744 Berriman Street in Brooklyn. Pantry volunteers primarily assist clients with selecting food items in its market area. FDC volunteers help staff with completing online customer orders, which are picked up by DoorDash employees. Corporate and community groups and individuals are encouraged to apply. Please contact Michael, our Volunteer Resource Manager, with any questions or concerns at extension 115 or email@example.com.
Have you previously donated to your church or local food bank? Most know that food banks accept canned food donations and non-perishable items, such as canned vegetables or dried beans. But what about other items like fresh fruits and vegetables or homemade baked goods? We have you covered! Click the button below to review a helpful guide. Please note, non-perishable food items can be delivered to: 2004 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11233. If you have questions about hosting a food drive for TCAH, please email firstname.lastname@example.org