New York Blood Center Teams Up With Feeding New York State For Save 1, Feed 1 Campaign

New York Blood Center (NYBC) is partnering with Feeding New York State (Feeding NYS) for their Save 1, Feed 1 campaign.

For the month of March, NYBC will be donating $1 to Feeding NYS on behalf of every presenting blood donor who registers to make a donation in their honor.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Feeding NYS for this campaign, as there are so many similarities in the life saving work that both of our organizations do every day,” said Andrea Cefarelli, Senior Executive Director at New York Blood Center. “Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a chronic shortage of blood, as well as a dramatic increase in the need for food bank services. We hope that this partnership is able to help both of our organizations to provide essential services to New Yorkers.”

According to Feeding America, over 3 million New Yorkers are food insecure, which is equivalent to about 15 percent of the state population.

According to Feeding America, over 3 million New Yorkers are food insecure, which is equivalent to about 15 percent of the state population.

Approximately 1 in 6 New Yorkers rely on the charity food system, despite most of these people being from families in which at least one person is working.

Approximately 1 in 6 New Yorkers rely on the charity food system, despite most of these people being from families in which at least one person is working.

Unfortunately, children are more likely to be in poverty than any other age-group, meaning that they are also more likely to face food insecurity.

These unconscionable statistics make the work of food banks essential in putting food on the tables of millions of New Yorkers.



“We’re so grateful to the New York Blood Center for their campaign. New Yorkers love to help their neighbors; we know that no one should worry about having enough healthy food, nor having access to an adequate blood supply. The Save 1, Feed 1 campaign is a chance to help twice with one action: sign up to donate blood and donate a dollar to our food banks at the same time,” said Dan Egan, Executive Director of Feeding New York State.

Most food banks can provide between four and five meals for every dollar donated, because food banks rely primarily on donated food, and when they buy food, they buy by the truckload.

Therefore, each blood donation throughout the duration of this campaign has the ability to both save up to three lives and provide between four and five meals to New Yorkers facing food insecurity.

In addition to this, according to the National Resources Defense Council, about forty percent of the food we create in the U.S. is never eaten, adding up to billions of pounds of food waste annually in New York alone.

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Food waste is the single biggest source of methane in New York state, a very powerful climate change agent. All this food is wasted and contributing to our warming planet, while millions of people in our state are facing food insecurity.

The issue food banks like Feeding NYS are facing is not a lack of food, but rather the challenge of transporting food to where it is needed most.

Monetary donations are essential in paying for the transportation and storage of food.

For a $3,000 donation, Feeding NYS can move 40,000 pounds of food anywhere in the state.

For a $3,000 donation, Feeding NYS can move 40,000 pounds of food anywhere in the state.

To make an appointment at a blood drive near you, donors can call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybc.org/save1feed1.

Donating blood is safe and only takes one hour. We are taking extra precautions to help prevent the person-to-person spread of COVID-19.

All NYBC staff are vaccinated. As always, people are not eligible to donate if they’re experiencing a cold, sore throat, respiratory infection or flu-like symptoms.

People can donate blood regardless of vaccination status. Additional information on donor eligibility and COVID-19 precautions is available here.

New York Blood Center

Founded in 1964, New York Blood Center (NYBC) is a nonprofit organization that is one of the largest independent, community-based blood centers in the world.

NYBC, along with its operating divisions Community Blood Center of Kansas City, Missouri (CBC), Innovative Blood Resources (IBR), Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD), and Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC), collect approximately 4,000 units of blood products each day and serve local communities of more than 75 million people in the Tri-State area (NY, NJ, CT), Mid Atlantic area (PA, DE, MD, VA), Missouri and Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Southern New England.

NYBC and its operating divisions also provide a wide array of transfusion-related medical services to over 500 hospitals nationally, including Comprehensive Cell Solutions, the National Center for Blood Group Genomics, the National Cord Blood Program, and the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, which — among other milestones — developed a practical screening method for hepatitis B as well as a safe, effective and affordable vaccine, and a patented solvent detergent plasma process innovating blood-purification technology worldwide.

Feeding New York State

Feeding New York State is the food bank association for New York. Its members are the ten Feeding America food banks/food rescue organizations that, together, serve the entire state. Our mission is to lead the effort for a hunger free New York State.

Last year, our ten food banks distributed over 470 million pounds of food, in partnership with 5,000 member food pantries, shelters and other charitable food providers. Feeding New York State is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan charity


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