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1 in 4 New Yorkers Are Going Hungry: Rethink Food Wants To Change That



Rethink Food is giving vulnerable New Yorkers meaningful meals to remember.

Each week, Rethink Food  prepares 7,000 to 9,000 nutrient-dense, protein, and vitamin-packed meals  to be distributed to New Yorkers in need.

However, Rethink Food is serving much more than sustenance. In many ways, they’re handing out hope. Take the homemade bao — pillowy filled buns — for example, at Cameron Bakery in Chinatown. These Asian delicacies have become joyful treats many of the struggling seniors in the area look forward to snacki ng on.

Sadly, 12.4% of New York citizens ages 60 and older have faced the threat of hunger, according to data collected from 2019 to 2020 by  Feeding America. And in a PBS interview, Natasha Pernicka, executive director of The Food Pantries for the Capital District and The Allian ce for a Hunger-Free New York, said, “It’s not [a] default of character, or people aren’t working hard enough. We see people who are working multiple jobs and still don’t have the income to afford their basic needs.”

The rising cost of living in the city that never sleeps is getting more challenging for people of all ages. Residing in New York is more expensive than in London. Data collection project Numbeo reports it would cost approximately $9,500 to maintain the same lifestyle as about $7,200 would land you in Lon don. That report also found that on top of higher rents, groceries in New York are nearly 70% more expensive. Despite earning higher salaries than many in other cities, New Yorkers are still feeling the squeeze, and Rethink Food is working to reexamine how surplus food can be spared from getting recklessly wasted and instead put to better use.

“In our home city, our commitment has never been more important as we continue to face the deeply problematic fact that 1 in 4 New Yorkers does not know where their next meal will come from,” a spokesperson says. “We continue to pursue sustainable paths for our restaurant meals program, especially in funding our wor k in New York City.”

Rethink Food operates in all five New York City boroughs: Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island. At Halal Gourmet Sweets Restaurant in Brooklyn, more than 9,000 meals have b een made and distributed through Rethink Food since early 2023. In Queens, Estrella Latina, which features Dominican flavors , has served more than 130,000 meals to New Yorkers since the summer of 2020.

In Harlem, the nonprofit partners with several local restaurants and community-based organizations such as Salem United Methodist Church and with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce to provide meals to the Harlem community.

“Born and raised in Harlem, New York, I love New York. New York, the most exciting, entertaining city there is,” Barbara Ellison-Miller, executive director of Salem United Methodist Church’s hunger relief ministry, said in a YouTube video. “I look forward to what I can contribute to the church. It’s very fulfilling.”

“Leveraging funding from Rethink, a coalition of local restaurants and the in-house kitchen at SUMC supplied up to 9,200 meals per week to the general public,” a Rethink Food spokesperson reveals.

The philanthropic entity also works with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce to provide meals to the Harlem community.

“The restaurants (recommended by GHCC) have strong community ties and provide a range of cuisine types from West African to Italian to soul food,” says a Rethink Food official. “To date, the Harlem partnership has provided more than 725,000 meals to the Harlem community while directing more than $3.6 million to support meal production through local restaurants, helping businesses remain open and sustain jobs. This synergistic relationship among SUMC, GHCC, and Rethink is a model for coalition-building across sectors: economic development, faith-based commun ities, and food access.”

In September, the charitable enterprise made its presence known in Queens’ Queensbridge Houses, the largest housing project in North America. Residents there eagerly lined up to get their portions of fresh Mexican and West African fare.

“Food is just such a powerful thing: Food touches everyone,” Eleven Madison Park restaurateur and Rethink Food co-founder Daniel Humm told News 12. “As we started this work, it just brought a lot of joy and happiness, and in the morning, when I get up, I know that the work really matters.”

Queens Councilwoman Julie Won expressed her appreciation, telling the local news station the food is fresh and culturally appr opriate and “really catering to anybody looking for food.”

Serving meals with dignity is a major part of the group’s foundation. Its team feels everyone deserves a nutritious, flavorful plate of fulfilling food.

Distributing over 15 million meals to date and giving back $50 million to small and medium-sized businesses as part of its efforts, Rethink Food pairs with restaurants, food vendors, and catering enterprises to gather excess ingredients to redirect it to its commissary kitchen to craft cuisine for at-risk New Yorkers.

How This New York Nonprofit Is Making a National Impact

Established in 2017, Rethink Food’s partnerships throughout New York with Whole Foods, Chelsea Market, and Brookfield Properties are making it a mainstay in food-challenged pockets of the state. More than 80%  of the m ore than 140 restaurants and businesses Rethink Food works with are women- or minority-owned or led.

Rethink Food is also getting into the science behind the economic, social, and environmental impact it has on restaurants in New York City through a study with global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The report shows that the institution is keeping funds within New York City’s most vulnerable communities and creating 50% more job opportunities.

The work Rethink Food is doing to improve New York’s growing hunger crises caught the attention of NYC Mayor Eric Adams and NYC Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams, who made March 27, 2023, Rethink Food Day to celebrate its milestone of serving 10 million meals. Rethink Food was also recently named ​​a 2023 Gamechanger by leading advisory, assurance, and tax firm CohnReznick  , which stated, “The program recognizes U.S.-based organizations that are embracing environmental, social, and governance principles to drive value for their stakeholders and improve business resiliency.”

In addition to New York, Rethink Food operates in Chicago, Miami, and Nashville, Tennessee. Rethink Food continually seeks volunteers, restaurants, and businesses to work with. Visit to learn more about how to get involved.

We’re not a fan of this, it could be seen as insensitive for people struggling with food insecurity

Rethink Food’s Commissary Kitchen There is a transcript you can click on on this link

Gourmet Sweets Restaurant


9000+ meals prepared for local communities since early 2023

1107 Coney Island Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11230

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Happy Chanukah Day 4 Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik Explains The Holiday



Mayim Bialik

The “Big Bang Theory” actress and Hanukkah ambassador Mayim Bialik new YouTube video breaks down myths and facts about the holiday of lights.

Bialik, known for her role as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory” released this  video 4 years ago. This video has earned over 13K million views.

Thought Hanukkah was all about the presents? False. Pajamas, calendars, stickers, socks, chocolate coins and spinning tops are all fair game for gifts but it’s about so much more than presents.

“It’s about finding light in darkness, about facing adversity, it’s about fighting for what you believe,” Bialik explains. These are the real presents of Hanukkah.”

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Countdown to Christmas: Own The Moon



Moon Land For Sale

16 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

When you think of the future, do you ever imagine living on another planet? Well for those who would like to take their chances with a new world and all its unknowns, we invite them. The race to get to space is on! Once Earth’s populations over exceeds its limits, there will be a race to the Earth’s surface on the moon. But who deserves first dibs? The government and NASA? It’ll depend who you want it too! As it’s anyone’s game.

Imagine a world where you could own more than just your house and car. A place with endless opportunities, where life is better for everyone because it’s just a specific group of humans that all have the same ideology! Well up until now it’s only been possible aliens who wanted nothing more than to have freedom. By the Cosmic Register giving away their celestial real estate on the moon completely FREE will create not only millions of new supporters but also give us assistance in creating our very own government. These Natural Rights (also called basic rights or fundamental rights) state that everyone has a right to life, liberty and property. You are a human being and these rights belong  you, as that’s all there is to it! 

Lunar Land is for investment purposes.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to get your very own piece of land on the moon today and give a gift that could just possibly be totally free.



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Countdown to Christmas Day Our Holiday Gift Guide: A Portable Campfire



17 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. For anyone who loves to sit back and relax near the campfire but doesn’t have the space or wherewithal to build one, gift them this nifty little thing for Christmas. A Portable Campfire $35.99. This candle-like “campfire” has 3 to 5 hours of burn time and is sleek enough to bring the campfire wherever — be it the beach, the backyard, terrace or anywhere else!

Do I feel a smores treat coming on?

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Happy Chanukah Day 3: Food For Thought



A Chanukah menu includes potato pancakes, fried, of course, in lots of oil. Sweet cream cheese rugelach. Strawberry-jam-filled doughnuts (sufganiyot), covered in powdered sugar. Fried apple fritters. Cheese-filled doughnuts fried in oil and dipped in honey and Cheese blintzes. Chanukah food traditions have their origins in the first years that the holiday was celebrated, and are meant to remembrances of certain miracles associated with the reason for Chanukah. 

The first is the miracle of oil. One day’s supply of oil lasted for eight days. Mystically, both the menorah and the oil used to light it are associated with Chochmah, and the war between the Greeks and the Jews.

The word shemen, Hebrew for oil, contains the same letters as shemoneh, eight, the number of days that the miracle of the oil lasted. 

The dairy is to honor a young woman named Yehudis. During the war against the Greeks, she fed a Greek General salty cheeses so that he would become extremely thirsty and brought him wine to drink. He fell asleep, she killed him. The Greek army fell into disarray and fled. Thus the dairy in the meals.

Gluten Free Latkes

Be sure to use high-heat oil, which will help keep things from burning. Pay attention to the temperature of the oil—keep it between 325° and 350° F—

Makes 24 latkes

Frying time: 6 to 8 minutes

  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • ½ cup superfine brown rice flour
  • 3 extra-large eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 32 ounces safflower or other high-heat vegetable oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 170° F or your preferred keep-warm setting. Line a baking sheet with layers of paper towels.
  2. Peel the potatoes. Using a grater attachment, grate all the potatoes and onion together. Alternate, if grating by hand, coarsely grate half of the mixture and finely grate the other half, then combine the two mixtures in a large bowl.
  3. Line a colander with a clean dish towel. Place the potato mixture in the lined colander. Squeeze to get the liquid out. It will be messy, but keep going or the latkes will be greasy and not as light.
  4. Place the potato mixture in the bowl and add the flour, eggs, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Fill a skillet with ¼ inch of oil. Heat the oil until a tiny bit of the mixture sizzles when dropped in. Maintain an oil level that is ¼ inch deep with a temperature of 325° to 350° F at all times.
  6. Scoop ¼ cup of batter for each pancake, flatten to 4 inches in diameter, and fry over medium heat until nicely browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more.
  7. Place the finished latkes on the paper towel–lined baking sheet. Place the sheet in the oven to keep warm while finishing up the other latkes.
  8. Serve the latkes warm, topped with applesauce and/or sour cream.

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Countdown to Christmas Day: Map The Song Of Your Life



17 days to go! Every year people panic to find the perfect gift. We at T2C have been collecting idea’s all year long to bring you the perfect gift guide at all price levels. When you’re at the end of your rope trying to find the perfect Christmas present this year, come to this guide for some great suggestions.

How unique is this Spiral Song Lyric with Night Sky Map Clock.

Looking for a way to capture a meaningful day and text in one beautiful design? Grab a Personalized Star Map for you on a clock. Have questions about this design or how to personalize it for you or a gift? Message, as customer happiness is their #1 goal.

You give the company The Artist, Song Title or enter lyrics, a quote, names, address (for night sky) and the date and a spiral print will be printed showing the star map, alignment of the stars and constellations from your special day. Personally I think it is an amazing gift at $53.97 .

Free proofs are provided as well as quick edits to make sure you love your design before it’s printed. 

To personalize your night sky spiral print, click here. 

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