Skip Lunch Fight Hunger

Don't forget about it: Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Believe it or not, this year’s Skip Lunch Fight Hunger campaign is just a few months away!  Mark your calendars: Skip Lunch Fight Hunger takes place on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

    We can’t do it alone and need your help now more than ever. City Harvest’s partner agencies are reporting an average increase of 15% in the demand for emergency food since just last year, and more food is needed. We invite you to return as a team captain in 2010 to help make this year’s campaign a success.
     
    • Register today or start a team at www.skiplunch.org.  Once you register, you can set a goal for you and your team. You will have your own customizable fundraising page to direct your friends, family and colleagues to throughout the campaign. Use our fundraising toolkit to help reach your goal!

    • Talk to your company’s human resources or philanthropy/community engagement departments to see if they have ideas to help support or publicize the day.  Don’t forget to ask if your company matches employee contributions.

    Last year, we were thrilled to report that thanks to your leadership and generosity as well as the support of hundreds of other teams and thousands of New Yorkers, Skip Lunch Fight Hunger raised over $400,000! That was enough to help feed over 22,000 children and their families for the entire summer. 

    Prizes and fun stuff!

    The top five fundraising teams will be listed on the City Harvest Skip Lunch Fight Hunger truck for one full year and the top 25 teams are listed in a full-page Metro New York advertisement.

    Stay tuned for the announcement of incentives, including film festival passes, museum passes, tickets to sporting events and much more!

    We would like to thank our generous sponsors for Skip Lunch Fight Hunger! We are thrilled to have Citibank, Target, UnitedHealthcare, Whole Foods Market and McKinsey and Company on board this year!

    We thank you for all your hard work and dedication in 2009 and I look forward to working with all of you once again to make our Skip Lunch Fight Hunger 2010 campaign the best yet.  Feel free to contact us with any questions about this year’s program or if you need additional information at 917.351.8764 or skiplunch@cityharvest.org.