Over 120 tons of non-perishable goods collected for seven local food banks, enough to fill three tractor trailers
NEW YORK, NY – April, 2017– More than 900,000 meals were collected during NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47’s Feeding Our Families / Alimentando a Nuestras Familias first-ever Tri-State food drive, in partnership with Stop & Shop supermarkets. The meals will be delivered to local families by The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and six other regional food banks who participated in the stations’ food collection campaign.
The Feeding Our Families food drive took place on Saturday, April 8 at 199 Stop & Shop supermarket locations across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. “We were truly moved by the generosity of our local communities and their support of this collaborative food drive, especially as we head into summer when our food donations tend to decrease. We look forward to making this an annual event and thank everyone who participated,” said Carlos Rodriguez, FoodBank Executive Director.
“No matter where you live, there are hungry people in every community across the Tri-State,” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of NBC 4 New York. “Our WNBC team joined with our Telemundo 47 partners to report on this important issue and make lives better. As a result of our food drive, seven Tri-State food banks have now been restocked with over 120 tons of non-perishable goods with more than 900,000 meals being delivered to local families in need.”