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 in Spanish) 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 AM and 6 PM. Please visit NBCNewYork.com/fooddrive or telemundo47.com/alimentar to access a map of food donation locations.
With food banks facing their greatest need between the months of January and August, volunteers representing partnering food banks will collect and pack all donated items on April 28 to distribute to local families. More than 120 tons of non-perishable goods were donated from NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 viewers on a single day in 2017, enough to help provide more than 900,000 meals to families in need.
WHO/ WHAT: NBC4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop Supermarkets and eight food bank and food rescue organizations will join together to host a massive, one-day multi-state food and volunteer drive to help eradicate hunger in Tri-State communities.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28 between 9 AM and 6 PM.
WHERE:Viewers can visit more than 250 Stop & Shop locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and place donation items inside clearly labeled collection bins. Please visit NBCNewYork.com/fooddrive or telemundo47.com/alimentar to access a map of all participating Stop & Shop locations.
DONATIONS: Non-perishable food and personal hygiene items, including frequently requested items like baby diapers are most in need. For a sample “shopping list” of the most requested non-perishable items, please visit NBCNewYork.com/fooddrive or telemundo47.com/alimentar. Volunteers will also distribute this list to shoppers visiting all participating Stop & Shop locations on Saturday, April 28.