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Feeding Our Neighbors: An Interfaith Response - MYFoxNY

By MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF

Jan 18, 2015

NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York joined Catholic Charities, UJA-Federation of New York, and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies to unload food donated by Goya Foods onto Catholic Charities' Mobile Food Pantry for delivery to food pantries, soup kitchens, and meal programs that serve New Yorkers in need.

Feeding Our Neighbors: An Interfaith Response began in 2012 and is a joint effort to raise food and funds to replenish food pantries and soup kitchens that feed hungry neighbors during the

This year's effort has been significantly enhanced by the generous donation of 300,000 pounds of food by Goya Foods and by the participation of 26 ShopRite stores in the Hudson Valley region.

Together, Catholic Charities, UJA-Federation, and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies maximized their impact to realize a goal of collecting and distributing 1 million meals to feed the hungry across New York.