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Blackstone Employees Raise Over $67,000 to Fight Hunger in New York City

06/12/2013

Blackstone is the #1 Contributing Team

For the eighth year in a row, Blackstone partnered with City Harvest to fight hunger in New York City.  The annual ‘Skip Lunch Fight Hunger’ campaign asks New Yorkers to donate what they might normally spend on lunch for one week to help feed hungry children and their families during the summer.  This year, Blackstone employees raised a total of $67,652, nearly doubling employee contributions from last year, and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation matched the first $10,000 raised by employees.  Out of nearly 200 participating teams, Blackstone was the #1 fundraising team for ‘Skip Lunch Fight Hunger.’

Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest (www.CityHarvest.org) is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect more than 42 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms.  This food is then delivered free of charge to some 600 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes.  City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.

City Harvest’s ‘Skip Lunch Fight Hunger’ campaign has raised over $4 million to fight hunger.              

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