On Wednesday, August 11th, the New York Mets’ Wives will joinCity Harvest, New York City’s first and largest food rescue organization, to pack dozens of family-sized bags filled with fresh produce and canned items that City Harvest trucks will deliver to food pantries and soup kitchens across the five boroughs to help feed families in need.
Repack events like this support City Harvest’s work to rescue and deliver over more than 111 million pounds of food this year to help feed the 1.5 million New Yorkers experiencing food insecurity. Much of the food that City Harvest rescues rom farmers, wholesalers, or manufacturers comes to the organization in large capacity containers and -- thanks to the power of volunteers -- must be repacked into smaller, family-sized units to be delivered to food pantries, soup kitchens, and the organization's Mobile Markets across the city. For nearly 40 years, City Harvest has been committed to rescuing nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and getting it to New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables.
The repack event follows the Amazin’ Mets Foundation and Citi’s July Virtual Food Drive, which raised enough to help feed more than 100,000 New Yorkers for a day, as New York City continues to grapple with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Amazin’ Mets Foundation will present the check to City Harvest CEO Jilly Stephens during an in-game ceremony at Citi Field following the repack event. Alexandra Cohen, President of the Amazin’ Mets Foundation, will also be in attendance at the repack and check presentation.