Ropes & Gray Volunteers for Food Bank to Help Pet Owners
Thirty-five Ropes & Gray volunteers and their families helped to
fight hunger at Food Bank's Bronx warehouse.
In New York City, approximately 1.5 million people struggle to put food on the table, and when people struggle, their pets are often the first victims of financial hardship. To help in the fight against hunger for New Yorkers and their pets, Ropes & Gray's New York office has joined forces with Food Bank for New York City. The partnership falls under Food Bank’s Justice Served campaign, the organization’s platform for the legal community.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, thirty-five Ropes & Gray volunteers and their families joined forces at Food Bank's 90,000-square-foot warehouse in the Bronx. The volunteers sorted and packed more than 5,000 pounds of dog food for the city’s food pantries and soup kitchens. The participants also had the opportunity to learn about the organization's process for coordinating the collections and distributions that enable it to dispatch up to 10 trucks of food per day to New Yorkers in need.
Food Bank serves tens of millions of free meals per year, advocates for essential government programs for the working poor and facilitates access to nutritional education and financial programs. The organization takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts.