What they do: Six days a week, student volunteers pick up food from various NYU dining halls and centers that would otherwise be thrown out at the end of each day and deliver it to a local homeless shelter or soup kitchen. With these goals in mind, we are able to kill Two Birds with One Stone.
How they do it: We have over 100 active volunteers who participate in delivers anywhere from once a week, to once a month. These volunteers are paired up in groups of four (or larger) to complete the deliveries. Primarily, the food is delivered to the Bowery Mission and the First Presbyterian church.
Mission: A student run club dedicated to feeding the hungry and homeless population in New York City while reducing the amount of food wasted in NYU dining halls.
Latest project/campaign: Last semester we expanded to include our third ‘all-you-can-eat’ style dining hall. We have also strengthened our partnership with the on-campus Bronfman Center, which has weekly Shabbat dinners. Last semester we delivered a record amount of food, over 4,800 pounds.
Major Funding: NYU
Annual budget: NYU gives us around $800 a semester, which is used to for volunteer stipends, and to provide critical transportation (Lyft) when deliveries cannot be completed on foot.
- 70 Washington Square South
- New York, NY, 10012
Core Programs: Food waste reduction on NYU campus, food waste deliveries to homeless shelters, other local volunteer activities.
Number of staff (E-board): 8
Number of volunteers: 120
Areas served: Manhattan
Date started: 2006
Current President: MacPherson Hughes-Cromwick