On Saturday, April 28, NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 / WNJU will join with Stop & Shop and eight regional food banks for the second annual Feeding Our Families (or Alimentando a Nuestras Familias in Spanish) food drive, one of the largest, single day, multi-state food drives in the Northeast.
The food collection drive will take place at more than 250 local Stop & Shop locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut between the hours of 9 AM and 6 PM. Eight regional food banks will benefit from the April 28 food collection drive, including Island Harvest Food Bank.
Visit NBCNewYork.com/fooddrive or telemundo47.com/alimentar to access a comprehensive map of all participating Stop & Shop locations and to download a sample “shopping list.” Anchors and reporters from NBC 4 New York / WNBC and Telemundo 47 / WNJU will also visit several local Stop & Shop locations this weekend, including:
Saturday, April 28
- 12 p.m.: Huntington
NBC 4 New York / WNBC Long Island reporter Greg Cergol will join members of Island Harvest Food Bank at the Huntington Stop & Shop, located at 60 Wall St.
- 2 p.m.: Carle Place
NBC 4 New York / WNBC investigative reporter Pei-Sze Cheng will join members of Island Harvest Food Bank at the Carle Place Stop & Shop, located at 95 Old Country Rd.
- 4:30 p.m.: Levittown
NBC 4 New York / WNBC anchors David Ushery and Stacey Bell along with Telemundo 47 / WNJU anchor Odalys Molina will join members of Island Harvest Food Bank at the Levittown Stop & Shop, located at 3750 Hempstead Tpke.
“Feeding Our Families is one of WNBC’s most successful community events. Our anchors, reporters and employees are committed to fighting hunger and making a difference. This is why WNBC has worked with our partners to expand our 2018 campaign and collect more non-perishable goods for local families in need,” said Eric Lerner, president and general manager of NBC 4 New York.
Food bank operations face periods of greatest need between January and August, a time outside of traditional periods of giving and volunteering coinciding with the holiday season. Non-perishable items are requested by families daily, but the most frequently-requested items are those not covered by public assistance programs such as WIC and SNAP. These requests range from baby diapers to personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, tampons and more.
“At Telemundo 47 we believe that no one should go hungry and this is why our partnership with NBC 4 New York and Stop & Shop is so important. Working together with our local food banks, our Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food and volunteer drive will again bring our community together to help those who need our help the most,” said Cristina Schwarz, President and General Manager of Telemundo 47.
Stop & Shop is the tristate’s largest supermarket and has been a strong partner of area food banks and hunger relief organizations for many years. Stop & Shop shares in our food bank partner’s mission to feed our neighbors in need and help put an end to hunger. Each year, Stop & Shop donates millions of meals to communities with food insecurity throughout the region.
“We are proud to host the Feeding Our Families food drive in our stores and partner with NBC 4, Telemundo 47 and our food bank partners on this important cause. Chronic hunger is a problem in every community, and as a grocery retailer, we have an opportunity to make a difference. Together with our customers, we look forward to helping our local food banks restock their shelves and deliver hundreds of thousands of meals to those who need them the most,” said Phil Tracey, Stop & Shop director of community relations.
For more information on the April 28 Feeding Our Families / Alimentando a Nuestras Familias food and volunteer drive, visit NBCNewYork.com, Telemundo47.com, StopandShop.com or any participating food bank or food rescue organization.