Feeding NYC

By Karen Young

Quadire Crews helps The Campaign Against Hunger bring food to many families in the Far Rockaway area.

Our National Grid Foundation supplied 2000 bags to
The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH — pronounced, Tee-Cuh) to support their mission of providing nutritious food to families in need in the local community, especially as the food pantry continues to see a growing need during the COVID-19 crisis.The National Grid Foundation has been a long-time supporter of TCAH, sponsoring the National Grid Foundation Healing Garden and the Green Teens. Pam Focá receives e-blasts regularly from TCAH with news about the garden and other initiatives.

“When I received the news with a need for bags, I contacted Ed White, the Foundations executive director, and asked if we could supply them with the same shopping bags we had before, but only in a larger quantity,” said Pam. “He, as well as the (Foundation) board, were quick to say – get it done.” 

The support is multiplied. Foundation team members have given from their own pockets to help TCAH, which is eligible for a company matching donation.    

The National Grid Foundation Healing Garden, located in Far Rockaway, Queens, is an urban green space uniting local agriculture, community development and economic development.  Green Teens is an urban farming internship program.

For Earth Day 2020, the Foundation had plans to team up with the Power to Serve Employee Volunteers.  The plan was to help the Green Teens get a jump start on the growing season by placing plastic sheeting over the hoop house, till the soil and start the seedlings.  Because of the COVID-19 shelter in place order, that event cannot take place.  Unfortunately, the growing season waits for no one. 

Check out the National Grid Foundation website for more information about their mission and initiatives.  Read more about the National Grid Foundation Healing Garden and Green Teens here — Q3 2018 Destiny Newsletter.

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