<![CDATA[NBC New York - Local News - Feeding Our Families]]>Copyright 2018http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/localen-usFri, 17 Aug 2018 11:08:04 -0400Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:08:04 -0400NBC Local Integrated Media<![CDATA[NBC 4, T47, Stop & Shop Team Up for Food Drive This Saturday]]>Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:33:04 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/memphis+food+drive+2.jpg

Coming together for a second consecutive year to help local families and food banks replenish non-perishable supplies to sustain important anti-hunger efforts, NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU will join with Stop & Shop and eight regional food banks on Saturday, April 28 for the Feeding Our Families (or Alimentando a Nuestras Familias) second annual food drive, one of the largest single day multi-state food drives in the Northeast. 

The food collection drive will take place at more than 250 local Stop & Shop locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Click here for a map of food donation locations. 

“Feeding our Families is one of WNBC’s most successful community events. Our anchors, reporters and employees are committed to fighting hunger and making a difference. This is why WNBC has worked with our partners to expand our 2018 campaign and collect more non-perishable goods for local families in need,” said Eric Lerner, president and general manager of NBC 4 New York.

NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 will deliver live reports and broadcast cut-ins from several tri-state Stop & Shop locations on Saturday, April 28, including on NBC 4 New York’s "Weekend Today in New York" at 8:30 a.m. and "News 4 New York at 6 PM," as well as on Telemundo 47’s "Noticiero 47 Telemundo at 6 PM." Stations’ news anchors and reporters will also visit numerous Stop & Shop collection locations that day to support the on-site efforts.

“At Telemundo 47 we believe that no one should go hungry and this is why our partnership with NBC 4 New York and Stop & Shop is so important. Working together with our local food banks, our Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food and volunteer drive will again bring our community together to help those who need our help the most,” said Cristina Schwarz, president and general manager of Telemundo 47.

Stop & Shop is the tri-state’s largest supermarket and has been a strong partner of area food banks and hunger relief organizations for many years. Stop & Shop shares in our food bank partner’s mission to feed our neighbors in need and help put an end to hunger. Each year, Stop & Shop donates millions of meals to communities with food insecurity throughout the region.

“We are proud to host the 'Feeding our Families' food drive in our stores and partner with NBC 4, Telemundo 47 and our food bank partners on this important cause," said Phil Tracey, Stop & Shop's director of community relations. "Chronic hunger is a problem in every community, and as a grocery retailer, we have an opportunity to make a difference. Together with our customers, we look forward to helping our local food banks restock their shelves and deliver hundreds of thousands of meals to those who need them the most."

Food bank operations face periods of greatest need between January and August, a time outside of traditional periods of giving and volunteering coinciding with the holiday season. Non-perishable items are requested by families daily, but the most frequently-requested items are those not covered by public assistance programs such as WIC and SNAP. These requests range from baby diapers to personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, tampons and more.

Unique to NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47’s Feeding our Families / Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food and volunteer drive is the “Give 4” recruitment initiative. Those who register to volunteer four hours of their time every four months at local food banks can aid in more ways than stocking shelves, packing supplies and making local deliveries.

“Give 4” donors can also assist local food banks and rescue operations through non-physical, customized tasks including accounting, social media, digital marketing and advertising, among others.

For more information on the April 28 Feeding Our Families/Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food and volunteer drive, please visit NBCNewYork.com, Telemundo47.com, StopandShop.com or any participating food bank or food rescue organization. 

Eight regional food banks have agreed to join WNBC and WNJU on Saturday, April 28:

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    <![CDATA[1.7 Million Meals Collected in Feeding Our Families]]>Sat, 28 Apr 2018 18:23:15 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/1.7_Million_Meals_Collected_in_Feeding_Our_Families.jpg

    "Feeding Our Families," a food drive sponsored by NBC New York and Telemundo 47, collected enough food on Saturday for 1.7 million meals.]]>
    <![CDATA[Feeding Our Families: Sample Shopping List]]>https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/grocery-cart.jpg

    NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop and food pantries across the tri-state region have teamed up for "Feeding Our Families," an annual food drive to help end hunger.

    On April 28, you can donate items at more than 250 Stop & Shop locations across the region.

    See below for shopping lists in both English and Spanish that you can use that day to help purchase items and help families in need. 


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    <![CDATA[Feeding Our Families: Find a Stop & Shop]]>https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/grocery+bags.png

    NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop and food pantries across the tri-state region have teamed up for "Feeding Our Families," an annual food drive to help end hunger.

    On April 28, you can donate items at 250-plus Stop & Shop locations across the region. To find the store nearest you, check the map above. See sample shopping lists in English and Spanish here. 

    Eight regional food banks have agreed to join WNBC and WNJU on Saturday, April 28:



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    <![CDATA[2018 Food Drive Gathers Enough to Make 1.9 Million Meals]]>Tue, 01 May 2018 07:49:31 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/food+drive+generic.jpg

    A food drive sponsored by NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop and food pantries across the tri-state region brought in more than 240 tons of food — enough for 1.9 million meals for local families in need. 

    More than 250 local Stop & Shop stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut took part in "Feeding Our Families," which took place for the second consecutive year. 

    The food drive collects non-perishable supplies to help end hunger. Last year, the stations' first Feeding Our Families food drive generated 900,000 meals and more than 120 tons of non-perishable goods for local families in need. 

    Food banks face periods of greatest need between January and August — a time outside of traditional periods of giving and volunteering that coincides with the holiday season. Non-perishable items are requested by families daily, but the most frequently-requested items are those not covered by public assistance programs. These requests range from baby diapers to personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, tampons and more.

    “WNBC is committed to fighting hunger and making a difference in every community we serve. On Saturday, we did just that. Together with our partners at Telemundo 47, we launched a massive, one day call-to-action unprecedented for our stations in both size and scope. I would like to thank our viewers for participating and donating; nearly 2 million meals will now be delivered to local families in need,” said Eric Lerner, president and general manager of NBC 4 New York.

    “Alimentando a Nuestras Familias was the largest, most successful community initiative in our station’s history. Working together with WNBC and our partners at Stop & Shop, our viewers’ generosity will help our area food banks, families and children. The results are truly remarkable and will make a difference for so many across our region,” said Cristina Schwarz, president and general manager of Telemundo 47.

    On the day of the food drive, more than 1,000 volunteers, including anchors, reporters and staff from NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47, as well as Stop & Shop associates and representatives from local area food banks helped to collect non-perishable goods at Stop & Shop’s Tri-State locations. Stop and Shop also donated $50,000 to support the work of the participating Tri-State food banks.

    “Stop & Shop was proud to support the 2018 Feeding Our Families / Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food drive in partnership with NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 in 254 of our store locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We would like to thank our customers, associates and volunteers for making the drive such an overwhelming success which will help so many of our neighbors facing food insecurity.,” said Phil Tracey, Stop & Shop director of community relations.



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      <![CDATA[Feeding Our Families in Long Island City]]>Sat, 28 Apr 2018 14:14:11 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Feeding_Our_Families_in_Long_Island_City.jpg

      Adam Kuperstein shows how the community is donating food for the hungry in at a Stop & Shop in Long Island City, Queens.]]>
      <![CDATA[In Pictures: Community Donates to 'Feeding Our Families']]>Sat, 28 Apr 2018 16:46:02 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Bruce+Beck+Food+Drive+Thumb.jpgFor the second consecutive year, NBC 4 New York and Telemundo have teamed up with Stop & Shop and eight regional food banks for "Feeding Our Families," one of the largest single day multi-state food drives in the Northeast. More than 250 Stop & shops throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are collecting food donations between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday.]]><![CDATA[NJ Food Bank Offering Fresh Produce]]>Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:53:46 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NJ_Food_Bank_Offering_Fresh_Produce.jpg

      A New Jersey food bank is offering a fresh take on helping the needy. Jen Maxfield reports.]]>
      <![CDATA[Feeding Our Families Returns April 28]]>Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:45:09 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Feeding_Our_Families_Returns_April_28.jpg

      Feeding Our Families, presented by NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47, is returnng on Saturday, April 28.]]>
      <![CDATA[NY Food Pantry Focuses on Healthy Foods]]>Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:57:45 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NJ_Food_Pantry_Focuses_on_Healthy_Foods.jpg

      Touch, a New York pantry that only stocks healthy foods, is among the locations teaming up with NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47 and Stop & Shop for Feeding our Families. Jen Maxfield reports.]]>
      <![CDATA[Feeding our Families Food Drive Returns April 28]]>Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:57:25 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Feeding_our_Families_Food_Drive_Returns_April_28.jpg

      Paul Stermer, director of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, talks about the Feeding Our Families Food Drive, which begins April 28. NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 are sponsors of the food drive.]]>
      <![CDATA[Feeding Our Families: Why It's Important]]>Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:18:27 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Feeding_Our_Families__Why_It_s_Important.jpg

      Pat Battle chats with Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau ahead of the Feeding Our Families food drive April 28.]]>
      <![CDATA[Help End Hunger by Feeding Our Families This April 28]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:54:35 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fofpromo.jpg

      NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop and food pantries across the tri-state region have teamed up for "Feeding Our Families," an annual food drive to help end hunger. On April 28, you can donate items at more than 250 Stop & Shop locations across the region.

      Photo Credit: News 4]]>
      <![CDATA[2017 Food Drive Gathers Enough to Feed 750K Family Members]]>Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:29:30 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/big-check-food-drive.jpg

      A food drive sponsored by NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop and food pantries across the tri-state region gathered enough food on Saturday to feed 750,000 family members. 
      "Feeding Our Families," a food drive to help end hunger, collected food and donations at 199 Stop & Shop locations across the region. 

      A food drive sponsored by NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop and food pantries across the tri-state region gathered enough food on Saturday to feed 750,000 family members.

      "Feeding Our Families," a food drive to help end hunger, collected food and donations at 199 Stop & Shop locations across the region. The results of the food drive are preliminary numbers. 

      Volunteers from partnering food banks will collect and pack all donated items to distribute to local families.

       

      Food banks face periods of greatest need between January and August — a time outside of traditional periods of giving and volunteering that coincides with the holiday season. Non-perishable items are requested by families daily, but the most frequently-requested items are those not covered by public assistance programs. These requests range from baby diapers to personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, tampons and more.

      "Fighting hunger is very important to WNBC. Food banks often face their greatest need between January and August, and regularly depend on volunteers to support their operations," said Eric Lerner, president and general manager of NBC 4 New York.

      "We see it time and time again: local families forced to choose between putting food on the table or keeping a roof over their head and children being forced to go to bed hungry," added Cristina Schwarz, president and general manager of Telemundo 47. 

      Seven regional food banks joined WNBC and WNJU:



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      <![CDATA[Tri-State Dwellers Fight Hunger at 2017 Feeding Our Families]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:34:09 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bruce-kids-fof.jpgNBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop and food pantries across the tri-state region have teamed up for "Feeding Our Families," a food drive to help end hunger.]]><![CDATA['Feeding Our Families' Raises 750K Meals]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:34:37 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/big-check-food-drive.jpg

      A food drive sponsored by NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop and food pantries across the tri-state region gathered enough food on Saturday to feed 750,000 family members.

      Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York ]]>
      <![CDATA[Woman Helping the Hungry Knows Experience Firsthand]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:12:31 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000015780061_1200x675_917060163612.jpg

      Debra Vizzi, who grew up hungry, has channeled her experience into a lifelong mission to feed people without enough to eat. Stacey Bell reports.]]>
      <![CDATA[Food Bank Helps Bridge NYC Meal Gap Amid Rising Costs]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:13:29 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/food+bank+fix.jpg

      Food Bank NYC helps fill the meal gap created by rising costs of produce in New York City. John Chandler reports.

      Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York]]>
      <![CDATA[Feeding Our Families: A Need For Food in Westchester]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:13:44 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GARGIULO+FEED+OUR+FAMILIES.jpg

      Westchester Country might be an area with some of the nation's wealthiest neighborhoods but communities are still struggling with a demand for food. Michael Gargiulo reports]]>
      <![CDATA[Tri-State Food Banks Face Challenges]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:14:05 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CHANDLER+FOOD+BANKS.jpg

      The shelves of many food banks become empty by the end of each week. In a single month, half of food banks run out of food, forcing pantries and soup kitchens to turn people away. John Chandler reports.]]>
      <![CDATA[Food Insecurity Grows on Long Island]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:14:18 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CERGOL+FOOD.jpg

      One of the wealthiest parts of the tri-state is dealing with food insecurity. Greg Cergol takes a look at what's being done to help on Long Island.]]>
      <![CDATA[NBC 4, Telemundo, Stop & Shop Team Up for Food Drive]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:14:37 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/food+drive+generic.jpg

      NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop and food pantries across the tri-state area have teamed up for "Feeding Our Families," a food drive to help end hunger.

      On April 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can donate items at 199 Stop & Shop locations across the region, as well as at other participating food pantries. To find a store near you, check the map above. Volunteers from partnering food banks will collect and pack all donated items to distribute to local families.

      Food banks face periods of greatest need between January and August — a time outside of traditional periods of giving and volunteering coinciding with the holiday season. Non-perishable items are requested by families daily, but the most frequently-requested items are those not covered by public assistance programs. These requests range from baby diapers to personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, tampons and more. See a sample shopping list here.

      "Fighting hunger is very important to WNBC. Food banks often face their greatest need between January and August, and regularly depend on volunteers to support their operations," said Eric Lerner, president and general manager of NBC 4 New York. "Our April 8 Feeding our Families food and volunteer drive will help local food banks secure these important resources, which will make a difference for families across the tri-state area."

      "We see it time and time again: local families forced to choose between putting food on the table or keeping a roof over their head and children being forced to go to bed hungry," added Cristina Schwarz, president and general manager of Telemundo 47. "Telemundo 47’s Alimentando a Nuestras food and volunteer drive will allow us to join together as a community to help our friends and neighbors in need. We encourage our viewers to come out on April 8 and join us to help us strengthen the communities we all call home."

      Seven regional food banks have agreed to join WNBC and WNJU on Saturday, April 8:



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      <![CDATA[Food Pantries Vital to Low Income New Yorkers]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:14:49 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2017-04-04+at+12.46.32+AM.png

      In New York City, anti-hunger programs point to a massive meal gap, saying city residents fall short of an adequate diet by 242 million meals a year. For hungry families, food pantries like the West Side Campaign Against Hunger are often the last resort. Melissa Russo reports.]]>
      <![CDATA[Feeding Our Families: Debra Vizzi]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:15:07 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000015599646_1200x675_906712643700.jpg

      Debra Vizzi of Community FoodBank of New Jersey sat down with Gus Rosendale to discuss her orginization's role in providing families with meals.]]>
      <![CDATA['Hunger Doesn't Take a Day Off': Food Bank for NYC]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:30:23 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_foodbank0519_1920x1080.jpg

      Francisco Tezen sat down with Michael Gargiulo to discuss Food Bank for New York City.

      Photo Credit: KSHB]]>
      <![CDATA[Food Pantry Opens Inside Bronx High School]]>Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:15:28 -0400https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/BELL+FOOD+PANTRY+INITIATIVE+PKG+5PM+-+01000000_WNBC_00000001555.jpg

      The goal is to make sure kids from low-income families have healthful food to take home if the pantry there is bare. Stacey Bell reports.]]>