New York City’s Largest Catholic and Jewish Charities Unite to Fight Hunger

catholiccharitiesMet Council, UJA-Federation of New York and Catholic Charities joined together for “Feeding Our Neighbors: An Interfaith Response” on January 27, 2013 to address the growing problem of hunger across the community. The food collection launched at the conclusion of the morning mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Leaders from the three organizations joined together to leverage their expansive networks and make an incredible difference. Met Council and Catholic Charities food trucks, parked outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral, were stocked with donated food items. The donated food was then sorted into 1000 packages by volunteers at UJA-Federation in time for Purim.

This joint effort is especially critical in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the resulting depletion of food pantry supplies and increased client need. Feeding Our Neighbors will culminate with UJA-Federation’s annual “Pack it Up for Purim” food collection with a goal of providing one million meals to feed the hungry.

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