How To Get Involved With National Hunger Month
Yesterday marked the start of National Hunger Month, a national initiative to encourage people and organizations to stand and take action in the fight against hunger. At Piccolina we never want a child wondering where their next meal may come from, which is why we partnered with City Harvest earlier this summer to donate 20% of the proceeds of our new line of face masks to help feed families in New York City.
If you're not yet familiar, City Harvest is New York City's largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. And while National Hunger Month is one of their busiest months, they were kind enough to chat with us about their initiatives and how kids and families can get involved this year.
This year especially, amidst the devastating effects COVID-19 has had across the globe, more people than ever will need our help. If you are just as excited about helping feed our neighbors as we are, we've rounded up a list of initiatives that the whole family can get involved in. At Piccolina we want our children to know that they are never too young to make a difference in their community, and think the activities below are a great place to start:
Draw Hope: Participate in City Harvest's Draw Hope to Drive Hope campaign! Color or draw on one of their four downloadable illustrations, and then help spread the word and raise funds to help feed NYC's children. Tag your friends and family members and encourage them to join in! Get involved at www.cityharvest.org/drawhope.
Junior Harvest Running Club: Get moving for a good cause with the Team Junior Harvest Running Club! Adapted from the Team City Harvest Virtual Marathon & Running Club, a NYC based virtual fundraising team, this running club allows youngsters to join the fun with virtual 1 mile walks to fundraise for City Harvest. Kiddos can invite their family and friends to join too, and all fundraise together to hit City Harvest's fundraising goal this year, $275,000, which is enough to feed nearly 1 million New Yorkers for a day!
Learn more about how to sign up here.
Run a Virtual Food Drive: Show your support for City Harvest and help feed your community by running a Virtual Food Drive. A Virtual Food Drive is an easy way to raise funds and help City Harvest feed the nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers struggling to put food on the table. Each dollar donated will help City Harvest rescue enough food to feed a family in need in New York City. Learn more about how to run a virtual food drive here.
To learn more about City Harvest, please visit cityharvest.org, and be sure to follow along on social:
- Instagram: @cityharvestnyc
- Facebook: @cityharvestnyc
- Twitter: @cityharvest