Our Neighbors Are Combating Hunger

Help CCS raise $60,000 in the next 6 weeks to support our nonprofit partners that are on the front lines of this hunger crisis.

April 02, 2024

You probably know that food prices have increased, some would say outrageously, since the pandemic. There are no signs that this alarming trend will reverse anytime soon.

Did you know that:

  • Inflation is up by almost 6%, but wages have only risen by about 1%
  • 23% of New Yorkers live below the poverty line
  • 29% of people living in Harlem need help getting enough to eat every day
  • More than 182,000 migrants across the city cannot access enough food

This all adds up to a crisis in our communities. A crisis that means children and families are fighting to have enough to eat. It means that our neighbors are “shopping” food pantries or eating in soup kitchens multiple times a week.

Will you help Columbia Community Service (CCS) raise $60,000 in the next 6 weeks to support our nonprofit partners that are on the front lines of this hunger crisis? They have served nearly 100,000 pounds of food in the last six months.

Your tax-exempt charitable donation will help us ensure that their essential work combating hunger continues.

CCS grantees have served nearly 100,000 pounds of food in the last six months.

A food pantry patron stands in front of a table full of bagged vegetables.

In 2020, CCS expanded its efforts to combat hunger in response to COVID-19's impact on our food insecure neighbors. Since then, our annual food relief campaign has helped us to provide support across Harlem and Morningside Heights in the form of emergency grants to food pantries and soup kitchens, donating holiday meals and turkeys, and helping local nonprofits build their pool of volunteers.

Current CCS grantees focused on providing food relief in our community are:

Every dollar counts towards our $60,000 goal! Our local food relief partners need your support now more than ever.

Please give now!