Saturday, April 27, 2013

Davidovich Bakery Helps Feed the Hungry

Davidovich Bakery Helps Feed the Hungry
                  By Katherine Sabal

As a food manufacturer in the great City of New York, Davidovich Bakery does what it can to give back to the community.  As many know, hunger is a huge problem in New York City where approximately 2.9 million people have difficulty affording food for themselves and their family.  Davidovich Bakery realizes this city-wide issue and tries to help by donating the excess bagels that they produce to various food pantries and feed the hungry programs throughout the city.

This March alone, Davidovich Bakery donated 1,725 pounds of bagels to City Harvest, a well-established 30 year old organization dedicated to “Rescuing Food for New York’s Hungry.” CityHarvest expects to collect more than 40 million pounds of food this year alone.  The food they collect is delivered free of charge to nearly 600 community food programs throughout New York City.

DavidovichBakery also donates to the Food Bank for New York City. Similar to City Harvest, this organization works to fight hunger in three ways – through food distribution, income support, and nutrition organization.  Food Bank distributes food to over 1,000 community based member programs citywide.

Just a few months ago, New York City was faced with another hardship in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  Many lost homes and were, and some still are, without adequate food and shelter.  Davidovich Bakery lent a hand by donating bagels to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation.

But Davidovich Bakery also contributes on a smaller scale, counting Bnos Menachem, a Jewish school for girls in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, as one of their recipients of donated bagels.

And in its mission to help tackle the issue of hunger in the city, Davidovich Bakery does not forget the community to which it belongs.  Donations are made on a weekly basis to the very successful food pantry at nearby church Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians Church, a.k.a “St. Mary’s ”.  Sister Mary Conroy’s Food Pantry is open every Thursday to hand out donated foods in an effort to alleviate hunger in Woodside, Queens and surrounding neighborhoods.

Hunger is a big problem in New York City.  But the city is fortunate enough to have so many organizations, big and small, working to help fight the fight on hunger.  If you or your organization would like to help by contributing to any of these organizations or if you would just like to learn more, you can get more information at the links and contact information listed below.

Also, let us know what you do to give back to the community. Please share your experiences of giving back or being the recipient of generosity from community groups in our comments section. We would like to hear from you!

St. Mary’s Church : 718-672-4848 – Lourdes LaPolla (Coordinator of Sister Mary Conroy’s Food Pantry)