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Giving more than thanks on Thanksgiving: IIN to help feed the needy

November 17, 2009

Integrative Nutrition will join forces with City Harvest to help provide Thanksgiving dinner for families in the New York Area. This is just a small way of showing thanks for all the good fortune we've had this year. As we grow and expand, Integrative Nutrition is so happy to give back to the community. 

IIN and City Harvest share similar values in promoting nutrition education, locally grown food, and preventative health care. Now serving New York City for more than 25 years, City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women and children. 

This year, City Harvest will collect over 25 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to nearly 600 community food programs throughout New York City using a fleet of trucks and bikes as well as volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps over 260,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal. 

City Harvest also addresses hunger’s underlying causes by supporting affordable access to nutritious food in low-income communities, educating individuals, families, and communities in the prevention of diet-related diseases, channeling a greater amount of local farm food into high-need areas, and enhancing the ability of their agency partners to feed hungry men, women and children.

City Harvest works hard to provide enough food and turkeys to help the agencies they serve provide Thanksgiving meals to their clients. They currently provide food to more than 600 soup kitchens and food pantries throughout NYC. City Harvest is kicking off the annual Daily News Readers Care to Feed the Hungry Food Drive this week. This is an annual citywide food drive that raises nearly 1 million pounds of food during the holidays.

If you would like to contribute to City Harvest please visit their website http://www.cityharvest.org/ to find out more.  Also, please pass this information on to others so they can help too. Thank you.

 

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