Throughout New York City, there is a surge in need for emergency food. According to the Food Bank of New York City’s 2009 NYC Emergency Food Survey, more than nine in every ten emergency food sites experienced an increase in the number of individuals requesting emergency food for the first time.
As a result, emergency food providers are facing critical shortfalls in their ability to serve those who desperately need help.
CAMBA’s Beyond Hunger Food Emergency Food Pantry served more than 2,800 individuals this past October; in October 2008, the pantry served 1,046 individuals. This is a 270% increase in utilization in the past year alone.
To help address this unprecedented need, please make a charitable donation of food or cash to support CAMBA’s 2009 Holiday Food Drive.
Support the CAMBA Annual Holiday Food Drive in the following ways:
1. Make a contribution of food to our pantry.
The kinds of food items that we need the most are perishable, whole foods that will keep (including potatoes, squash, apples, etc.) and non-perishable goods that are low in sugar, salt and saturated fat, including but not limited to: beans, rice, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, canned fish and meat and 100% fruit juice.
If you would like to donate food items, please contact Anne Christian, the pantry coordinator, at (718)282-3082 or e-mail her at AnneC@camba.org
2. Send a gift of cash to (or DONATE ONLINE):
1720 Church Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
3. Spread the word about CAMBA’s Food Drive! We greatly appreciate your charity during this holiday season. Tweet this request for donations, share on Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networks or organize a food drive at your office.