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New York Staff Fulfills Birthday Wish, Volunteers at Food Bank

Food Bank For New York City and ​Boys Town New York teamed up on Tuesday, January 12 to celebrate Executive Director Jon Jelley’s birthday by giving back to the West Harlem Community.
Boys Town New York staff joined forces with fellow community volunteers at Food Bank For New York City’s Community Kitchen & Pantry in West Harlem for Shop & Stock with Families to assist with the daily routine of the bustling food pantry. The food pantry allows for eligible families to select fresh produce, grains, meats and canned goods, free of charge, in a supermarket-style setting. This “client choice” model allows clients to make appropriate selections for their needs.
The day was filled with stocking shelves, bagging groceries, assisting with checkout and making new friends.  Mr. Jelley was delighted by the team’s comradery to honor his birthday wish – a day of giving back to the fellow community.
Boys Town New York is proud to support Food Bank For New York City. The organization has been the city’s major source for hunger-relief, working to end hunger throughout NYC’s five boroughs for more than 30 years. Through their vast network of 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides approximately 64 million free meals annually to New Yorkers in need.

The Shop & Stock program operates weekly, Tuesday through Friday where it provides more than 40,000 meals a month for fellow citizens in need. Food Bank’s program is always in need of fellow volunteers!  Boys Town New York is grateful for the opportunity to help at the Food Bank and looks forward to future visits!