2021 Annual Food Drive

Our school- P.S./ I.S 45 K conducts annual food drives for City Harvest. Our drive was postponed because we were teaching and learning from home.

City Harvest is a non-profit organization that helps feed food insecure New Yorkers. All food that is donated goes directly to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and community partners across all five boroughs.

People struggling with hunger face a disproportionately higher risk of diet-related disease such as type-2 diabetes and heart disease. #GiveHealthy works to combat this issue by offering a variety of produce options in combination with non-perishables in order to provide food insecure individuals with a more balanced diet.

DID YOU KNOW:

This year, there is a 79% increase in food delivered during the pandemic compared to the same time period last year
56 million pounds of food have been delivered since March
357% increase in the amount of food distributed to schools and school programs
1.5 million people in New York City will experience food insecurity as a result of COVID
31% of those facing hunger will be children
38% increase in those experiencing food insecurity from pre-COVID figures