Our hats are off to Time Warner Cable: Along with Time Warner Cable Media, NY1 News and NY1 Noticias they have partnered to launch the first-ever “Holiday Hopes & Happenings” food drive, a month-long effort to help families in need this holiday season throughout the New York City area.
During the drive, Time Warner Cable and its partners will collect non-perishable goods which will benefit local families through its holiday partners, Food Bank For New York City and City Harvest.
“Our holiday campaign couldn’t come at a more critical time when many families are in need, given the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind,” said John Quigley, Time Warner Cable’s Regional Vice President of Operations for NYC. “In partnership with the Food Bank For New York City and City Harvest, Time Warner Cable is collecting non-perishable goods at several of our stores to help New Yorkers. Thanks to the joint efforts of our employees, customers, clients and the public, this food drive will help make the holidays a little brighter for children and families across the NYC area.”
“Within hours of Hurricane’s Sandy’s landfall in New York City, Food Bank For New York City responded by providing vital food, water and services to those impacted by the storm, while continuing to support those who rely on us daily,” said Debbie Kellogg, Director of Business Partnerships for Food Bank For New York City. “Demand for food will continue to increase in the coming month. However, with the support provided by Time Warner Cable’s food drive, the Food Bank will be able to meet the needs of New Yorkers who have past experience with hunger, as well as those who are experiencing hunger for the first time.”
“City Harvest is working hard to put meals on the table for the hungry men, women and children who rely on us every day, while supporting New Yorkers who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said Robyn Stein, Director of Corporate Partnerships for City Harvest. “With the demand for emergency food increasing, City Harvest appreciates that Time Warner Cable has launched this food drive, which will help us fill our trucks and deliver more than 125,000 pounds of food a week to our hungry neighbors.”
The public can participate by dropping off non-perishable goods at select Time Warner Cable stores and Time Warner Cable Media partner locations including:
· Queens: The Time Warner Cable store located inside the Queens Center Mall (90-15 Queens Blvd) and Hillside Honda at 139-07 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica.
· Staten Island: The Time Warner Cable store located at 2845 Richmond Avenue.
· Manhattan: At both Time Warner Cable stores in Manhattan, located at 46A East 23rd Street (between Park Avenue South & Broadway) and 2554 Broadway (at 96th Street), and Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park at 62nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
For a complete list of drop-off locations and to learn more about the program, visit http://www.ny1.com/holidays. Donations will be accepted through December 22.
Time Warner Cable’s New York City service area includes Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn, Mt. Vernon, NY, as well as Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey.