Compassion Coalition is thrilled to announce a significant contribution to New York City’s efforts in combating the enduring food scarcity issues, a direct aftermath of the recent pandemic. This initiative also aims to alleviate the strain on the city’s resources, further stretched by the migrant crisis and the implications of proposed government budget cuts. Under the leadership of our CEO Mike Servello, we’ve provided a substantial donation of 50,000 lbs of organic and fresh fruits and vegetables to City Harvest, including Texas Scarlett Ruby Grapefruits, broccoli florets, organic spring mix, asparagus, and other fresh produce. Valued at an impressive $300,000 in retail terms, this generous act demonstrates our unwavering commitment to supporting the city during these multifaceted and challenging times.
Our key objectives in this initiative are:
Supporting Food Security: Addressing the escalating issue of hunger in the city, worsened by budget constraints and the migrant crisis, our donation plays a pivotal role. It delivers immediate food assistance and bolsters the health of those hardest hit by these challenges.
Responding to the Migrant Crisis: As more migrants arrive in New York City, the need for basic necessities, especially food, grows. Compassion Coalition is committed to aiding these families and individuals, many of whom encounter significant hurdles in accessing essential services and resources.
Adapting to Budget Cuts: In the face of city budget cuts, crucial services, including food programs, are endangered. Our contribution aims to fill these gaps, ensuring that communities affected by these cuts continue to get the help they need.
Building Community Partnerships: Our partnership with City Harvest is central to fortifying the support network throughout New York City. This collaboration guarantees a more efficient and effective distribution of resources to those in need.
Raising Awareness and Advocacy: Beyond providing direct assistance, we are dedicated to increasing awareness of the city’s ongoing challenges, such as food shortages, migrant issues, and the impact of budget cuts. We urge more people to understand and actively participate in addressing these issues.
City Harvest, a crucial ally in this initiative, has been leading food rescue efforts in the city since 1982. Their work extends beyond distributing food, including nutrition education and advocacy for improved food access and health in underserved communities.
In conclusion, Compassion Coalition’s contribution is crucial in addressing immediate crises and fostering a more resilient and supportive community infrastructure for the future of New York City.