Thursday, October 9, 2008

I told you so...

People are definitely going hungry in our city. In 2007 3.1 million New Yorkers found it difficult to afford food for themselves and their families. Those hungry people include women, children, seniors, the working poor , and people with disabilities. On top of that , they can not afford the healthy foods causing diabetes, obesity and hypertension. Want to help? You can help feed the hungry in two different ways.

From now through January you can feed hungry New Yorkers through your local supermarket. It is called Check-out Hunger. It is very simple. All you have to do is shop at any of the supermarkets listed below. Choose a coupon priced $1, $3 or $5. The Cashier person will scan and that is the amount you have to donate. Don't be cheap, think about the hungry, seriously. Some of the participating supermarkets are : Shop Rite, The Food Emporium, Fairway , and Pathmark.

From October 20th through December 31st NYC Goes Orange. NYC's skyline will go orange and it will not be because of Halloween. Orange is the color of hunger awareness. Through this period of time , individuals and companies alike will be finding ways to raise funds and awareness to help those that can not afford food. If everyone does their part the world would be a bit more of a better please. I am asking , do your part. Hopefully someone from the Olive Garden will read this and do their part too.

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