On Monday, September 21, 2020, Food Bank For New York City will host a pop-up food pantry at Yankee Stadium to distribute fresh produce and shelf-stable items to approximately 500 of New York’s families in need. The distribution will also include plant-based protein from Impossible Foods. Voter registration cards will be available onsite for attendees who need to register. Monday’s event will be the second time the stadium has hosted a mobile food pantry with Food Bank.
Before the pandemic, 17.5% of Bronx residents and 23.5% of children in the Bronx were food insecure. This has worsened significantly as the Bronx now has a 24.9% unemployment rate, up from 5.8% last year. Additionally, 25% of food pantries and soup kitchens in the Bronx have closed since the onset of the pandemic.
This distribution is one in a series of pop-up pantries occurring throughout the weeks ahead as part of Hunger Action Month, with the generous support of Seamless and Starbucks. This September, Food Bank is partnering with brands, advocates, influencers, and New Yorkers in the fight to end hunger. Other pop-up locations this month include Barclays Center, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, New York Hall of Science and Lincoln Center.
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Today, Mayor de Blasio released New York City’s recovery agenda, focusing on public health and social justice. This agenda acknowledges the powerful link between the city’s economic health and the health of New Yorkers and sets a framework for a series of policies to address both.
“New York City is about to enter a transformational era,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We know that our recovery begins and ends with healthcare, and we will again be a beacon to the rest of the world, rise to the challenge of setting forth a recovery that everyone can look to, and set forth a recovery plan that will work for everyone.”
This announcement will kick off a series of policy proposals, which are focused on four principles to make New York City stronger, healthier, and fairer:
- Continue the City’s momentum in fighting back COVID-19: We will continue the momentum in fighting COVID-19 by working with the private sector to expand lab capacity and deploy rapid, safe, and inexpensive testing, allowing our businesses to stay open and our economy to move forward. Last week, the City and its partners announced the opening of the Pandemic Response lab. Today we will launch a competition to design rapid, reliable and inexpensive testing for COVID-19. The City will be prepared to lead in the distribution…
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The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individual in the attached surveillance photos, who is wanted in connection to a robbery pattern that occurred within the confines of the 40th, 41st and 45th Precincts / Transit District…
The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following males, wanted for questioning in connection to an assault, which took place within the confines of the 47th Precinct in the Bronx.
The following has been reported to police.
On Monday, September 21, 2020, Food Bank For New York City will host a pop-up food pantry at Yankee Stadium to distribute fresh produce and shelf-stable items to approximately 500 of New York’s families in need. The distribution will also include plant-based protein from Impossible Foods. Voter…
Mayor Bill de Blasio today released the following statement on the return of indoor swimming pools:
“As New York City continues its gradual reopening and economic recovery, we are proud to announce we are ready to reopen indoor pools. Swimming pools are a community…
Mayor de Blasio today extended Executive Order 148, which sets limitations on event permits through December 31, 2020. The Executive Order limits the types of outdoor events permitted by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Police Department, and the Street Activity Permit Office in order to minimize crowding, facilitate COVID testing and treatment sites, and to allow for use of streets and parks for recreation, learning and dining. Currently, there are over 475 outdoor learning sites in city parks and streets, in addition to 10,200 Open Restaurants and 79 miles of Open Streets.
“Beating back COVID-19 means staying smart about public events with large gatherings. It also means drawing on our city’s greatest resource: our resilience and creativity,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “New Yorkers are rising to the occasion with inventive, inspirational uses of public space, and we’ll support every effort to safely keep New York City the greatest and most vibrant city in the world.”
“From surprise musical performances on a pickup truck, to races staggered through the course of a day, our communities are…
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Today, Mayor de Blasio released New York City’s recovery agenda, focusing on public health and social justice. This agenda acknowledges the powerful link between the city’s economic health and the health of New Yorkers and sets a…
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Next month, One Book One Bronx will start a five-week discussion of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.
To purchase the book, please visit here.
To register for the book club, please visit here, and be ready to participate on the following dates October 13, October 20, October 27, November 03, & November 10, 2020.
Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
About The Book Club & One Book One Bronx
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education invites neighbors to come together and (re)spark a love of reading. The book club normally meets in its 6th floor Gallery and hosts vibrant community-focused conversations that build a love of books and reading. The Casita Maria Book Club is presented in partnership with One Book One Bronx.
One Book One Bronx is a new style book club that inspires, encourages, and delights readers. Every week, we meet to discuss books that reflect the people of the Bronx. The book club seeks to build a culture of reading and is free to join. Please visit here for information on starting a book club at your community-based organization.
Discussions are free and open to the public. By registering you are giving the hosts permission to possibly use your image on our social media platforms. Book club discussions are held in English only at this time.
One Book One Bronx is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, donations, and Citizens Committee of New York City.
About Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education
Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education is the first and oldest Latino 501(c)(3) charity in NYC, founded in 1934.
The South Bronx-based community arts and educational organization presents diverse, contemporary visual and performing arts and education programming for all ages.
Casita Maria creates a safe and welcoming community, enriching and uplifting youth and families towards success, through shared cultural, art and educational experiences and programs.
Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education
928 Simpson Street
Bronx, NY 10459