Food Bank For New York City and Lincoln Center are partnering to distribute free food on Lincoln Center’s campus this Thursday.
Anyone in need can stop by to receive fresh produce, plant-based protein, frozen prepared meals, and shelf stable pantry items.
- No ID or proof of need required.
- Event will go on rain or shine. Please bring water and be prepared for all weather.
- Bring your own cart and mask.
- Participants must wear masks and maintain 6 ft of social distance at all times.
The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has put many people out of work, while rapidly increasing the need for assistance. For this reason, the demand on the emergency food network has surged. Food Bank For New York City reports that the vast majority of soup kitchens and food pantries have served more New Yorkers throughout the pandemic than they were previously: many agencies have seen their number of visitors double. Even before COVID-19, the demand for food was already high: nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers were already food insecure.
This event will take place on Thursday, September 24 from 11am until supplies run out. Enter Lincoln Center at 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.
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