During the holiday season, families gather to enjoy delicious meals, exchange gifts, and celebrate the year gone by. But for many New Yorkers, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. Volunteering is a wonderful way to help others in the community and an ideal opportunity to teach and practice the true spirit of the season. We really enjoyed our time volunteering with City Harvest and can’t wait to do it again!
This nonprofit that feeds hungry New Yorkers has plenty of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. City Harvest helped start the food rescue movement in 1982 when a group of New Yorkers saw that New York City had an abundance of excess food even while a large number of its residents struggled to feed themselves and their families. City Harvest recognized the practical purpose that this surplus food could serve if directed to New Yorkers who needed it, filling the plates of the working mom who had trouble making ends meet at month’s end, the senior in the apartment upstairs living on a fixed income, or the family around the corner coping with a large and unexpected medical bill.
LabFinder is excited to have partnered with such a wonderful cause and to share further initiatives in the near future.