Random Acts of Kindness Day: Assist Feed Brooklyn Neighbors

Brooklyn, NY – Random Acts of Kindness Day, scheduled for Wednesday, February 17 this year, will become increasingly important in 2021 as people in Brooklyn and around the world continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic to have.

One of the ways you can make a difference on Random Acts of Kindness Day this year is to make sure your Brooklyn neighbors have enough to eat.

For about 520,000 people in Brooklyn, food budgets are tight due to job losses, business closures, and other economic problems caused by the pandemic. This comes from a projection by Feeding America, the largest famine relief organization in the country.

You can help Feeding America with a tax-deductible contribution that says the economic fallout from the pandemic sent millions of Americans to food banks for the first time. For every dollar you give, Feeding America can offer 10 meals through its network of 200 grocery banks serving and delivering 60,000 pantries, kitchens, and dining programs.

Random Acts of Kindness Day dates back to 1995 and the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, a small not-for-profit organization based in Denver. According to DaysOfTheYear.com, it was adopted in New Zealand in 2004 and has since been celebrated around the world to help others in an easy way.

It takes place on February 17th every year, regardless of what day of the week it falls.

Patch has partnered with Feeding America to help raise awareness of the millions of Americans who are starving. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks across the country, estimates that by the end of 2020, more than 50 million Americans will not have enough nutritious foods to eat due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a social patch project. Feeding America receives 100 percent of donations. Find out how to donate in your community or find a pantry near you.

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