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Citibank and City Harvest Join Forces to Feed Hungry New Yorkers Over the Holidays

City Harvest, the world's first food rescue organization dedicated to feeding New York City's hungry men, women and children is joining forces this holiday season with Citibank. As part of "Our Promise to New York," Citibank will contribute $100,000 to help City Harvest rescue and deliver close to 400,000 pounds of food to feed hungry New Yorkers this Thanksgiving.

The partnership commenced earlier this month with a three-week-long food drive in 106 Citibank branches throughout the five boroughs. The food drive continues through November 14. By encouraging their customers and the local community to donate, Citibank hopes to collect 20,000 pounds of nonperishable ingredients for City Harvest to distribute to community programs around the city. Suggested donations include instant mashed potatoes, stuffing, canned green beans, canned yams, cranberry sauce, canned gravy -- and all of the other "trimmings" for a Thanksgiving meal. Visit www.cityharvest.org to find a participating Citibank branch near you.

In addition, customers can make a $5 donation at their local branch to help City Harvest complete the Thanksgiving feast. Citibank will match donations, up to $25,000, to buy turkeys for delivery to emergency feeding programs throughout the city. Branches will also host City Harvest tables where visitors can get healthy holiday recipes, City Harvest restaurant guides and tips for holiday cooking.

Datum: 11 November 2009
Bron: Press release City Harvest

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