Spring 2016, page 3

Marble Hill Cares Makes Its Mark On Hunger

In order to help alleviate food insecurity in the Bronx, Marble Hill Cares conducted a food drive to help stock the food pantry at Part of the Solution (POTS). The food drive took place from March 31, 2016 to April 21, 2016. Our goal was to collect three large grocery bags of non-perishable food. We collected four large grocery bags of food! 

 It is estimated that 36% of Bronx families are food insecure and depend on donations from food pantries.  Food insecurity means limited or uncertain availability of sufficient nutritious and safe food to lead a healthy and active life.

 The donations were delivered to POTS on April 21. POTS is located at 2759 Webster Avenue, Bronx 10458. Then, on April 27, 2016, five students and Ms. Rosario performed meal service at POTS from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Five hundred lunch plates of food were served on this day to hungry New Yorkers!

This service project was planned by the Marble Hill Cares student group and took place during the time of the generationOn Make Your Mark on Hunger initiative.

Left: Ashley Fontanilla and Derenis Santana deliver food drive donations to POTS.  

Right: Marble Hill Cares students Sulmarien Martinez, Katherine Contreras, Ashley Fontanilla, Esmeralda Roso, Karolyn Agramonte with Ms. Rosario at POTS for lunch service.