Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Food Bank For New York City celebrated the donation of thousands of diapers in Brewer’s first holiday diaper drive. Brewer and Brady Koch, Food Bank’s Chief Programs Officer, held a media availability and thanked New Yorkers who donated as a Food Bank truck arrived to pick up more than 9,000 diapers at Brewer’s Northern Manhattan Office and transport them to food pantry locations across the borough.
The diaper drive is an unusual addition to the city’s many holiday season donation drives, but fills a real need. Low-income and homeless working parents with small children often rely on childcare services that require them to supply disposable diapers for their children. By supplying diapers for free at emergency food providers, Food Bank For New York City can help relieve a major burden on these parents and their families.
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