Kicking off the NYC Coalition Against Hunger’s Annual MLK Servathon

Brad Hoylman

January 23, 2014

This Martin Luther King, Jr. day I was pleased to join Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Member Ben Kallos, and local teens to kick off the the NYC Coalition Against Hunger’s thirteenth annual MLK Servathon. Volunteers at this year’s servathon honored Dr. King’s legacy by preparing and serving food at soup kitchen’s and engaging in outreach efforts across the city to ensure everyone who is eligible for nutritional assistance programs has access to them. While federal funding to fight hunger continues to decline, there are currently 1.4 million low-income New Yorkers who can’t afford enough food for their families. As the demand at food pantries and soup kitchens across the city rises, I am thankful to the NYC Coalition Against Hunger for advancing solutions to provide food self-sufficiency for all New Yorkers.