UJA-Federation of New York

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Feeding Our Neighbors

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For the fourth year, you can join UJA-Federation of New York, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies in Feeding Our Neighbors: An Interfaith Response, taking place this year from December 7, 2015 to February 7, 2016.

There will be multiple drop-off locations and opportunities to volunteer at packing events throughout the city.

Help us reach our audacious goal of collecting and distributing 1 million meals to feed the hungry in our community.

Help us collect and distribute food packages across pantries and shelters throughout the New York area.

Because we can do the most good when we do it together.

The Challenge

  • More than 1.7 million people in New York City live in poverty.
  • One in five Jewish households in the New York area falls below the poverty line — that’s a 48 percent increase in poverty in just the past 10 years.
  • Fifteen percent of all Jewish households receive public assistance: that’s 294,000 individuals, including 99,000 children.

How You Can Help

  • Contribute food. Drop off your nonperishable items at participating synagogues, Jewish day schools, and agencies throughout the greater New York area. Find a drop-off site here.
  • In honor of Martin Luther King Day on January 18, 2016, volunteer at one of six packing events throughout New York City (all details and registration page will be available in early December- please check back).
  • Make a donation to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign, which supports antipoverty initiatives and agencies across New York City, Westchester, and Long Island.
  • Volunteer through UJA-Federation’s extensive opportunities.
  • Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #FeedingNY and include our handle @ujafedny.

Between December and February, UJA-Federation, Catholic Charities, and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies will be collecting and delivering food at several events across the New York area. All food will be donated to New Yorkers in need.

For more information on the times and locations of each event, contact 212.836.1883 or e-mail: .