Gubernatorial Forum on Hunger and Poverty in NY

RAP4Bronx Hosts Watch Party for the Hunger Free America Event

The Relief Access Program for The Bronx (RAP4Bronx) —powered by The Skyline Charitable Foundation (TSCF)— hosted an open-to-the-public watch party for the Gubernatorial Forum on hunger, poverty, and economic opportunities, organized online by Hunger Free America, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

The broadcasting was preceded by an in-person networking hour at the Andromeda Building in Long Island City, Queens, NY.

Susan Arbetter and Errol Louis of Spectrum News moderated the forum effectively as candidates, Rob Astorino, Andrew Giuliani, Rep. Tom Suozzi, and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams laid-out their plans to address the 2.19 million New York state residents who struggle against hunger, a subject consistent with the mission of RAP4Bronx and its partners who collaborated for this event.

Organizations from across New York City came together for the networking hour and watch party, among them: Rethink Food; Hungry Monk Rescue Truck & Monkworx Social Services; FoodStream; Phipps Neighborhoods; Mott Haven Fridge.

Shana McCormick, Executive Director TSCF & RAP4Bronx, thanked all who were able to attend, watch, and discuss the important topics of the forum, “topics we all strive to address within the communities we serve. There is much work to be done, and we are thankful for the continued partnership with these great organizations,” said McCormick.

The food was donated by Rethink and catered by Rethink Certified restaurants Tacombi, and Tasty's, the beverages were donated by Big aLICe Brewery, and Bedford Wines & Spirits, while Andromeda provided the auditorium for the broadcasting of the forum, and the facilities for the networking hour.

 

Photo Caption: Susan Arbetter, Errol Louis of Spectrum News; Leah Norman, ASL interpreter; Rep. Tom Suozzi candidate for New York governor.

 


APRIL 2020 —> APRIL 2022

In the past two years, RAP4BRONX has distributed and served:

2,100,000+

meals


3,100,000+

pounds of food


40+

organizations


20+

Zip Codes

 

The Relief Access Program for The Bronx (RAP4BRONX) was launched in Mid-March 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic with a mission to collect and donate meals, groceries and essential supplies to frontline workers, senior citizens, and vulnerable residents in the Bronx and throughout New York City.

Since the first delivery of 100 donated boxed meals to POTS soup kitchen in the Bronx, the RAP4Bronx has grown to be not only a substantial operator in the food relief space but a resourceful program for communities to find and get access to services that will help them build and sustain healthy futures.

To learn more about the RAP4BRONX, to donate, volunteer, or inquire about their services, please visit RAP4BRONX.org.