Rethink Food’s New Food Truck Is Handing Out Free Meals To Combat Food Insecurity In New York City

07/26/2021 in
Rethink Food’s New Food Truck Is Handing Out Free Meals To Combat Food Insecurity In New York City

Nonprofit food distributor Rethink Food is on a mission to create a more sustainable and equitable food system, and they’ve done an enviable job so far. The Broad Street-based organization already runs a number of food philanthropy programs, including a pay-what-you-can community cafe and commissary kitchen. Now, they’re taking the show on the literal road: they’ve launched a food-truck program that will deliver free meals to food-insecure school children and families.

The program, called Meals on the Move, launched in July, and aims to hand out 4,000 meals a week to 10 schools throughout the city. With schools closed for the summer, many school children might miss out on school-provided meals, a hole Rethink hopes to fill. The food truck plans to deliver meals to children and families impacted by food insecurity.

Meals on the Move is a small portion of Rethink’s mission to provide 100,000 meals per week to New Yorkers impacted by food insecurity, and they’ve got a number of programs on hand to help them achieve that goal. The Downtown Alliance’s Explorer in Chief, Josh Katz, recently stopped by Rethink’s commissary kitchen and learned more about the organization’s effort to reduce food insecurity, which you can read more about on our social media channels. And if you’d like to help contribute toward their mission, you can donate through their website

photo: Josh Katz

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