Did you know that Syracuse is listed among the poorest cities in the United States?
Because of that, the Food Bank of Central New York distributes over 33-thousand meals every day, all year long, to help fight hunger in Central and Northern New York.
“So many people live paycheck-to-paycheck and they really need to make those tough decisions” says Lynn Hy, Chief Development Officer for the Food Bank of Central New York. “They’re making decisions, you know, ‘do I pay for my medication or do I buy food today?’ People face these decisions and it’s in every community.”
September is Hunger Action Month, a time when all Americans are encouraged to stand together with the Food Bank of Central New York, and their nationwide equivalent, Feeding America, to take action against hunger.
“We’re in 11 counties, Central and Northern New York, part of the Mohawk Valley” says Hy. “Every community we’re seeing this hunger, and it’s your neighbor next door. It’s the children that are going to school with your children, and it touches every community and every person.”
Hy adds there are several ways to get involved. You can donate either money or non-perishable food items. The Food Bank of Central New York is also always looking for volunteers to help them at their Syracuse warehouse, or in other parts of the area.
To learn more, call 315-437-1899 or visit foodbankcny.org