Through January 16, 2009, The Society of Illustrators will be hosting a food drive:
In New York City, one of the richest cities in the world, food poverty is around every corner. Throughout the five boroughs, approximately 1.3 million people – largely comprised of women, children, seniors, the working poor and people with disabilities – rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.
In an effort to maintain social responsibility and give back to the community, the Society of Illustrators is holding a Food Drive from December 12 - January 16. We are contributing to the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry at Saint Peter’s Church, a part of the Food Bank of New York, on Lexington Avenue and 54th Street. Saint Peter’s is also a haven for the Momentum Project, which is dedicated to feeding disenfranchised New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.
Whether it is a few cans from your pantry or a few boxes of household supplies, any donation to the Food Drive will be greatly appreciated.
- All items must be:
- Non-perishable (soups, pastas, beans, peanut butter, canned vegetables, etc.)
- In their original, unopened packages and containers
- Within the expiration date on the package or container
All donated items may be dropped off at the Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues. Thank you for your contribution and we wish you a happy holiday.
Illustration by Barbara McClintock