What to Know
Feeding our Families is one of the largest single-day multi-state food drives in the Northeast; donate April 13 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Local area food banks will collect non-perishable items at more than 250 local Stop & Shop locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
Visit nbcnewyork.com/fooddrive or telemundo47.com/alimentar for a sample shopping list, store locations and more details
Joining together to help Tri-State food banks replenish non-perishable supplies and sustain essential anti-hunger efforts, NBC 4 New York / WNBC, Telemundo 47 / WNJU and Stop & Shop are coming together in support of eight regional food banks on Saturday, April 13 for the third annual Feeding Our Families (Alimentando a Nuestras Familias) food drive. The food collection drive will take place at more than 250 local Stop & Shop locations between the hours of 9 AM and 6 PM. Please visit NBCNewYork.com/fooddrive or telemundo47.com/alimentar to access a map of Stop & Shop locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
One of the largest, single-day, multi-state food drives in the Northeast, Feeding our Families has generated more than two million meals for local families in the first two years of the drive. With food banks facing their greatest need between the months of January and August, more than 300 tons of essential non-perishable goods have also been donated to eight regional food banks by NBC and Telemundo viewers during that time.
“The work of our local food banks has never been more important – and WNBCs commitment to fighting hunger has never been stronger. Feeding our Families is one of our largest and most successful community initiatives, and our team is passionate about helping their neighbors in need. Together with our partners at Stop & Shop, we look forward to helping our food banks restock their shelves and deliver more than a million meals across the Tri-State,” said Eric Lerner, NBC 4 New York President and General Manager.
NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 will deliver live reports and broadcast cut-ins from local Stop & Shop locations on Saturday, April 13, including on NBC 4 New Yorks Weekend Today in New York at 9 AM and News 4 New York at 6 PM, as well as on Telemundo 47s Noticiero 47 Telemundo at 6 PM. Anchors, reporters and employees from both stations will also visit Stop & Shop stores that day to support on-site collection efforts.
“Whether its the loss of a job, a temporary furlough or the resulting impact of a rent increase, putting food on the table can become a burden for families in any neighborhood. This is why our Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food and volunteer drive is so important. Working together with NBC 4 New York and Stop & Shop, we look forward to bringing our community together to help those who need our help the most,” said Cristina Schwarz, Telemundo 47 President and General Manager.
Stop & Shop is the Tri-States largest supermarket, and the brand has been a strong partner of area food banks and hunger relief organizations for many years. Stop & Shop is committed to helping its communities enjoy better food an better lives – and to help put an end to hunger.. Each year, the brand donates millions of meals to communities with food insecurity throughout the region.
“This is the third year that Stop & Shop has joined with NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 to host the Feeding our Families food drive, and were looking forward to making this years campaign our largest and most successful yet,“ said Jennifer Brogan, Stop & Shop Director of External Communications and Community Relations. “We know that food insecurity remains a challenge in every community and together with our customers, well be helping local food banks to restock their shelves and to delRead More – Source