In 2001, I began the program with a dozen volunteers from LivePerson delivering to 40 shelter families-in-need boxes filled with a frozen turkey and all the fixings to cook their own thanksgiving meal and host their family and friends.
The moment we learned just how much these families were impacted by being able to cook their own holiday meal and by feeling like somebody cares about them, FeedingNYC an annual program of the 501(3)(c) Dream Big Foundation, was born.
17 years later, we have delivered and impacted over 70,000 families-in-need throughout New York shelters and over 7,000 volunteers, sponsors and partners.
Our Cards 4 Kids program inspires Kids Social Responsibility in the classroom where kids learn about giving and being thankful. They then create handmade holiday cards that are included in the boxes for the families in need.
One small box makes a huge difference in people's lives. Sadly, the need for hunger relief is larger than you can imagine!
Who Do We Impact?
The boxes are are delivered to families who are in shelters in partnership with Women in Need, Jewish Federation, Catholic Charities, Local Shelters and Missions and City Harvest.
Impact extends to our volunteers and community that are moved by the experience of giving back and making a difference
How Can You Help?
FeedingNYC is always striving to continue our mission of ensuring every family in need has a hot Thanksgiving meal on their table each year. It is only with the combined generosity of our volunteers, donors and corporate sponsors that we are able to reach that goal.
Donate! It’s simple, the more we raise the more families get added to the shelter delivery list. 15,533 families will sleep in a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving and a single donation of $35 feeds an entire family & guests. Help us feed all the families in need in our local New York shelters. We have been so fortunate to work with incredible donors, but we still need your help! You can pitch in to our efforts by Adopting a Box (or more than one!) You can also create your own Fundraising Team, or peer-to-peer Fundraising Event (share your birthday, create a fundraiser with your spin class, get creative-have fun and make a difference!)
Take Action and Volunteer! Our volunteers are critical in the assembly and delivery of the Thanksgiving meals. To volunteer at other times throughout the year, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your consideration in this cause. Once you become a part of the FeedingNYC project, you will find yourself returning year after year, as so many of our donors and volunteers do. This grassroots organization is one of the most important projects I participate in and I would love to share the experience together.
Looking forward to seeing you on November 20, 2018
All my best,