Apple Bank Will Serve as Collection Centers for NYC’s Largest Holiday Food Drive

Apple Bank Will Serve as Collection Centers for NYC’s Largest Holiday Food Drive

Apple Bank for Savings announced that it will be participating again this fall as a Community Partner in the annual Daily News Food Drive in conjunction with City Harvest, which runs from October 24, 2017 through January 19, 2018. 51 Apple Bank branches in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items that will provide much needed sustenance during the holiday season for the nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers facing hunger. Visit www.applebank.com to find the New York City branch location nearest you.

In its 35th year, the Daily News Food Drive is New York City’s largest annual holiday food drive, which last year collected over one million pounds of food items to feed thousands of New York City families for an entire winter. The Daily News and City Harvest will again be hosting the Kids Can Help Competition this year for all participating public schools in the city.  The school in each borough which collects the most pounds will be awarded a prize.

Lisa Sposato, City Harvest’s Director of Food Sourcing, said, “Nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers, including one in five children, don’t always know when they will get their next meal. This year, City Harvest will deliver 59 million pounds of nutritious food to ensure that our neighbors in need can put meals on their tables. New Yorkers collected over one million pounds of food for the Daily News Food Drive last year, and our network of soup kitchens and food pantries relies on this drive to keep their shelves stocked over the winter months. We appreciate Apple Bank’s support in the fight against hunger in our city.”

James Matera, Executive Vice President and Head of Apple’s Consumer Banking Division, said, “For several years, Apple Bank has been proud to be a community partner with the Daily News and City Harvest in support of this essential program that provides needed food and nutrition to so many families throughout New York City.  By reaching thousands of neighborhood residents, the Daily News Food Drive enables Apple Bank and its employees to be part of that special fabric that brings New Yorkers together to support this worthy 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 $13.0 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.

 

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