On Thursday, July 26th from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m, Macy’s colleagues will prepare and serve lunch to senior citizens at Encore Senior Center at St. Malachy Church, 239 West 49th Street (between 8th Ave and Broadway) and present a $420,000 check to St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters, the New York City recipient of the Macy’s Bag Hunger Campaign.
Hunger and food insecurity affect 41 million Americans, including more than 13 million children. Each March through Macy’s Bag Hunger campaign, Macy’s, Inc., our colleagues and our customers come together to alleviate hunger in our communities providing year-round support to local food banks. This includes emergency food assistance programs and summer meals for children who typically rely on school meal programs and seniors who rely on social services and recreational support.
On Thursday, July 26, Macy’s colleagues will visit Encore Senior Center to serve and prepare lunch and present a $420,000 check to St. Francis so it can continue to provide funding to organizations like Encore. This donation alone will help the organization purchase 6,000 turkeys, 10,000 diapers, 15,000 cases of canned goods, and countless clothing for those in need.
Through monetary donations, food and volunteer service, Macy’s, Inc. and its associates have raised and donated the equivalent of $41 million – that translates to 165 million pounds of food or 137 million meals – for local communities since 1998. The month-long Bag Hunger campaign encourages a commitment from Macy’s 130,000 colleagues to go out into their communities to give back and volunteer their time. 23,000 hours were volunteered in 2018 in food pantries and fundraising events such as meal preparation at food banks, meal service at soup kitchens, and grocery delivery to homebound seniors.
Macy’s colleagues including Jeff Kantor, Macy’s Chief Merchandising Officer and his leadership team and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer.
Encore Senior Center, one of St. Francis’ community partners hosts more than 200 seniors each day who participate in the varied programs and services that are offered. It provides a host of weekly programs and activities to enhance and enrich a senior’s life. Seniors can choose from Yoga, T’ai Chi Chih, computer classes, painting classes, movies, trips, birthday celebrations, bingo, concerts, holiday parties and more!
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