In honor of Mother’s Day, Edible Arrangements® is teaming up with Food Bank For New York City and will donate 200 cases of fresh fruit in Harlem, New York.
The fresh fruit includes strawberries, mangoes and other assorted fresh produce for distribution to senior moms at Food Bank’s Neighborhood Center for Adults 60+ and other members of the community.The cases of produce will be unloaded in the morning and distributed throughout the day. Edible Arrangements® will also give senior moms a lesson on how to make their own edible arrangements with strawberries and chocolates! All will share best Mother’s Day moments!
One in every five seniors rely on soup kitchens and food pantries. Poverty often limits the choices a family can make for the dinner table and is linked to many diet-related diseases. Fresh produce is the second most requested food item in Food Bank’s network of 1,000 charities and schools. Food Bank – the largest single provider of fresh produce in NYC, distributes 20 million pounds of fresh produce annually throughout its citywide network. Today, 90 percent of pantries distribute produce. Food Bank also provides both the education and nutritious options needed by charities to serve this vulnerable older population.
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May Is Older American’s Month! Approximately 15 percent of emergency food program participants in New York City are 65 or older.
The Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements®, Taniq Farid, credits his mother for encouraging his dreams. He is making this donation on Mother’s Day in her memory, and to honor moms across the country who work so hard to support their families and who may not be able otherwise to afford fresh produce regularly.
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 11 AM EST
Food Bank For New York City’s Community Kitchen & Food Pantry
252 West 116th Street (between 7th Avenue & Frederick Douglas Blvd.,) Harlem, NY