City Harvest and NYC

A team of nine HCH volunteers recently traveled down to NYC to partner again with City Harvest, an organization that provides farm-fresh produce to communities throughout NYC, free of charge. City Harvest engages volunteers from the five boroughs and beyond, bringing helping hands together to help feed families that cannot otherwise afford the steep prices that all too often accompany farmer's market quality food. On the first Wednesday and third Saturday of every moth, City Harvest helps feed the 1.3 million New Yorkers facing hunger, redistributing excess food from supermarkets, restaurants, and famer's markets to where it is needed most. Families depend on these donations, often waiting in long lines to get the nutrition they seriously need. To find out more about City Harvest, click here.

Last Wednesday, HCH volunteers were happy to help collect groceries for the elderly, disabled, and others otherwise unable to collect the produce on their own. Other HCH volunteers helped prepare the produce for distribution, sorting through and bagging onions, squash, potatoes, and apples. Many thanks to those who joined us in these efforts! (Pictured below: Carol Thomas, Coleen Egan, Alison Mayo, Lynette Nicholas, Sarah Cooper, Bear Freeman, Mark Shelton, Tony Peppers, and Allen Ramsay.)