Volunteers from top law firms pack over 19,000 pounds of food for seniors
Volunteers from the city’s top law firms and their families gathered at Hunts Point Food Distribution Center to pack over 19,000 pounds of food for a program that feeds seniors.
The Justice Served campaign is an annual effort led by the legal community and the Food Bank for New York City to combat hunger throughout the city.
Organizers say each box the volunteers prepared carries 9 meals tailored to the needs of senior communities.
According to Food Bank for New York City, an estimated 1.6 million New Yorkers are food insecure. The problem has been exacerbated by the end of pandemic-era programs such as SNAP allotments. It has forced some New Yorkers to make difficult decisions like paying rent or feeding their families.
The Justice Served campaign has been running for eight consecutive years.
"I wish this wasn't a need in this community, but I'm happy to be a part of this,” said one volunteer.