Receive RSS updates from the blog or newsroom.
February 9, 2011
The Food Bank for NYC and FedEx continue to work together to fight hunger! “Like” the Food Bank’s Facebook page today!
It may surprise you to hear but even in thriving New York City, food poverty is around every corner. Throughout the five boroughs, approximately 1.4 million people — mainly women, children, seniors, the working poor and people with disabilities — rely on soup kitchens and food pantries. Approximately 3.3 million New Yorkers experience difficulty affording food for themselves and their families, an increase of 60 percent since 2003.
September 24, 2009
FedEx Feeds volunteers around the country are stepping up to feed the hungry during National Hunger Action Month. FedEx IT and FedEx Solutions team members in Memphis are doing their part by making weekly meal deliveries to homebound seniors by volunteering for MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association).
September 9, 2009
It’s hard for many to believe that there are so many people in the United States who go hungry. After all, we’re the richest nation on earth. But hunger pangs are a reality for 36 million Americans, and 12 million of those are children. And regardless of what country you live in, there’s no need more basic than food. That’s why FedEx team members around the country are joining me to help fight hunger this September during Hunger Action Month, a nationwide effort to motivate local action to end hunger.
February 13, 2009
America is known as the land of plenty. But for 1 in 8 Americans, hunger is a reality. Over the past year, food banks have struggled with a drop in donations while demand has increased by 30%. A recent study found that 36 million Americans, including 12 million children, are living on the brink of hunger and many people who once donated to food banks now find themselves on the receiving end of food bank services.