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July 28, 2020

WEDNESDAY: LINCOLN CENTER & FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY TO HOST MOBILE FOOD PANTRY FOR NEW YORKERS IN NEED

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WEDNESDAY: LINCOLN CENTER & FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY

TO HOST MOBILE FOOD PANTRY FOR NEW YORKERS IN NEED

 

Employee staff, volunteers to distribute meat, produce, pantry items

to approximately 500 NYC families

 

Photo and B-Roll Opportunities On-Site

 

 

WHAT: Wednesday, July 29, Food Bank For New York City will hold a mobile food pantry at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to distribute food to approximately 500 families. Food offered will include fresh produce, shelf-stable pantry items, and 20,000 pounds of meat donated by Tyson Foods.

 

The food distribution at Lincoln Center falls on a statewide day of action to urge Congress to make additional investments in federal nutrition programs and invest in protections for low income Americans in the next COVID-19 stimulus bill, including a 15% increase in SNAP benefits for families in need.

 

With the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic putting many people out of work and rapidly increasing the need for assistance, the demand on the emergency food network has surged. Food Bank For New York City reports that the vast majority of soup kitchens and food pantries have been serving more New Yorkers during the pandemic than they were previously: many agencies have seen their number of visitors double. Even before COVID-19, the demand for food was already high: nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers were already food insecure.

 

 

WHO: Food Bank For New York City

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Elected officials*

 

 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

11 A.M.

Media 11:30-12:30 p.m.

 

 

WHERE: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Enter at 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

*Media trucks may park on 62nd Street, near Damrosch Park.*

 

RSVP: Media interested in attending are requested to RSVP:

Joana Acosta – [email protected] / 973.687.6085

Jennifer Barden – [email protected] / 321.501.6016

 

NOTE: *Media must wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times. All crews must be self-contained. Filming may take place on sidewalk areas only. There will be no filming allowed on the Lincoln Center campus.*

 

Download press images and b-roll HERE.

For more information, visit the event page on LincolnCenter.org.

 

ABOUT FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY

For 36 years, Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 61 million free meals per year for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $110 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a limited budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org. Follow us on Facebook (FoodBank4NYC), Twitter (@FoodBank4NYC) and Instagram (FoodBank4NYC).

 

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Lincoln Center’s artistic excellence is made possible by the dedication and generosity of our board members.

Public support for Lincoln Center is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Gonzalo Casals, Commissioner, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center

 

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