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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.

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April 15, 2010

Parks & Re-creation

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright - Thoreau   I love to run, especially outside. It’s my time to unplug and let my mind debug from the day’s activities. What I have loved most about living in New York these past two years is running through the parks. From Prospect to Central, these places make the city habitable and bring balance to a world of chaos.

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March 15, 2010

Educating Our Young Men – Reflections on “Men of Color & Education” Forum

On March 2nd, Teach for America hosted an electrifying event entitled “Men of Color and Education: a Discussion on the Pursuit of Excellence."  Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center will never be the same.  The audience had come fully prepared to be a part of this dialogue on educating our young African American and Latino men.  From the panelists on stage to the people sitting in the last row, everyone was completely engaged - the energy was just amazing!  Teach for America is to be applauded for all their hard work and for bringing these issues to the fore.

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February 13, 2009

Feeding the Hungry During Tough Times

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.

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