APPLE BANK OPENS ITS BRANCH DOORS TO WELCOME CITY HARVEST’S ANNUAL “FEED OUR KIDS” FOOD DRIVE
Apple Bank for Savings announced that it will again serve as a Community Partner in the City Harvest annual “Feed Our Kids” food drive, which runs from Mother’s Day on May 13 to Father’s Day on June 17, 2018. 52 Apple Bank branches in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island will be accepting donations of kid-friendly, non-perishable food items that will provide much needed sustenance for New York City’s children over the summer. Visit www.applebank.com to find the New York City branch location nearest you.
In 2017, City Harvest’s Feed Our Kids food drive collected over 260,000 pounds of food, which was enough to help feed nearly 1,000 New York City families for an entire summer. City Harvest’s Feed Our Kids food drive was first launched in 2000 and includes hundreds of collection points across all five boroughs of New York City.
Ruth Lindner, City Harvest’s Manager of Food Sourcing, said, “Right now, nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers don’t always know where their next meal is coming from – and many of those most vulnerable to hunger are children. On any given day, one out of five children go to school hungry. Through the Feed Our Kids food drive, City Harvest’s goal is to make sure every child in our city has the nutrition they need to thrive.”
James Matera, Executive Vice President and Head of Apple Bank’s Consumer Banking Division, said, “For the fourth straight year, Apple Bank is pleased to partner with City Harvest in opening our doors to this vital program that serves the needs of so many New Yorkers. The Feed Our Kids food drive provides critical food and nutrition to many families throughout New York City and enables our employees to be part of that special bond that brings New Yorkers together to support this great cause.”
About Apple Bank
Apple Bank, established in 1863, provides consumer and small business banking services in greater New York through its branch network and online banking platform and is an active lender in the commercial real estate and corporate banking sectors. Apple is the second-largest state chartered savings bank in New York State, with $12.8 billion in assets and 79 branches located in the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland. Visit us at www.applebank.com
About City Harvest
City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 59 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, grocers, restaurants, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs. In addition, our Healthy Neighborhoods initiative addresses long term food insecurity through community partnerships that work to increase access to affordable and wholesome food. To learn more about food rescue, Healthy Neighborhoods and fighting hunger in New York City, visit cityharvest.org.