Philanthropic Collaboration Aims to Alleviate Growing Food Insecurity Crisis in New York City, Empowering Communities and Providing Hope during the Festive Season
In a heartwarming collaboration, the Elizabeth Elting Foundation and The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) are teaming up once again to combat the growing crisis of food insecurity in New York City. Marking the third year of their partnership, the Foundation is proud to announce a generous gift of $182,000 to TCAH, ensuring the provision of 100,000 meals to those who need it most throughout the city.
Addressing the Alarming Reality of Food Insecurity
Recent statistics reveal that over 44 million Americans live in food insecure households, lacking access to sufficient nutrition for a healthy life. In New York City, 18% of adults and 15% of children live in poverty, with Brooklyn and the Bronx facing some of the nation’s highest numbers of food insecure children. The situation is compounded by the fact that average meal costs in New York City are nearly double the national average, making it even more challenging for struggling families.
As the United States experiences a 9.9% rise in food prices in 2022, continuing to outpace inflation into 2023, the cost of combating food insecurity has increased by over 45% in the last two years. These stark realities emphasize the urgency of addressing the escalating issue of food insecurity.
Liz Elting’s Vision: A Brighter Future for All
“I founded the Elizabeth Elting Foundation on the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to fulfill their highest potential, and the world will be a far brighter place when that dream is realized,” said Liz Elting, Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation. “That only becomes possible when every person has the resources they need to not just survive, but thrive, and access to nutritious food is paramount among those needs.”
The Foundation’s donation supports TCAH’s community-driven approach and mission to end hunger. In the face of rising income inequality and families struggling to keep up with inflation, the collaboration seeks not only to provide immediate relief through meals but also to empower communities to break free from systemic barriers.
Dr. Melony Samuels Expresses Gratitude
Dr. Melony Samuels, CEO and Founder of The Campaign Against Hunger, expressed her gratitude for the ongoing partnership: “It’s a pleasure to partner with the Elizabeth Elting Foundation for another year of providing nutritious meals to families throughout the New York City area. Once again this holiday season, we step forward together toward ending hunger.”
Dedication to Empowering Women and Underserved Communities
As 2023 comes to a close, the Elizabeth Elting Foundation reaffirms its dedication to the empowerment of women and underserved communities. The Foundation commits resources to bridge gaps and eradicate systemic barriers, aiming to create systemic change so that everyone can fulfill their highest potential.
For more information about the Elizabeth Elting Foundation and its ongoing work, visit www.elizabetheltingfoundation.org. To learn more about The Campaign Against Hunger, its work to end hunger, and how you can contribute this holiday season, visit www.tcahnyc.org.