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Volunteer Opportunity: City Harvest Mobile Market: Hamilton Heights! PLEASE READ
PLEASE READ - For this Healthy Neighborhoods Mobile Market volunteer effort in Harlem, please register through the City Harvest website at the link below (your RSVP will be added in the HarlemGo Meetup manually after doing so). The Registration process is as follows: • Follow the Group Sign-up Link above and click "New User" to create a new volunteer profile and click "Submit" (if you previously registered on the City Harvest website before, simply log in with the information from your previous registration). • Read project details and click "Register" to confirm participation • You will then receive a confirmation email and a reminder the day before the project Only 10 volunteers are needed. All volunteers must be 18 years and older. Description of Duties: Volunteers will be stationed at 3-4 market tables, each supplied with thousands of pounds of fresh produce that they will help distribute to eligible market-goers. Sample produce items may include bananas, onions, cabbage, or potatoes - the food offered can vary from month to month, depending on what City Harvest has available. As the market-goers stop by each table, volunteers greet them-and then weigh and bag the produce, then distribute. Note: All food is distributed free of charge and the volunteer effort WILL BE indoors in the event of bad weather. That's it for now. If you have any questions, feel free to give me (Daniel) a call or text at[masked]. Thanks! About City Harvest Healthy Neighborhoods Program Nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers are facing hunger and for many people that City Harvest serves, healthy food is unavailable and unaffordable. In turn, diseases related to poor nutrition – including diabetes and heart disease – tend to be concentrated where demand for emergency food is greatest. As a natural extension of the anti-hunger work we began more than 30 years ago, City Harvest developed Healthy Neighborhoods programs to respond to the need for emergency food, improve access to fruits and vegetables for residents in low-income communities and provide nutrition education that will inspire affordable, healthy meal choices. Through our Healthy Neighborhoods programs, City Harvest partners with residents, community organizations, after school programs, and local businesses. Together we work to achieve a long-term impact in the fight against hunger by engaging residents in healthy choices and enhancing the local food landscape. Building off our nutrition education classes which began in 2000, and our Mobile Markets which began in 2004, City Harvest has since expanded Healthy Neighborhoods programs to high-need communities across the five boroughs.

City Harvest - Mobile Market

454 W 155th Street · New York, NY

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    Do you live, work, play or volunteer in the Harlem area? Maybe curious to find out what social and community activities are taking place uptown? The HarlemGo Meetup Group is dedicated to getting together offline to take in some of the social options available in Greater Harlem (East, Central, West), as well as to participate in the various volunteer opportunities in the community.

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