In New York City, 1 in 5 people rely on emergency food programs and services to keep food on the table. Among the 1.4 MILLION New Yorkers who rely on soup kitchens and food pantries, women, children, seniors, the working poor and people with disabilities make up the largest groups.
Every Day is a Miracle assist around 4000 individuals with Food every month. YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL HELP US KEEP ENDING HUNGER IN THE BRONX.
Every Day is a Miracle was recently awarded $5,000 through Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), a world renowned program of the Toskan Casale Foundation in which groups of high school students compete to win funding for a charity of their choosing. As the proud beneficiary of New World Vision High School's winning team, we count it a blessing to have been represented by such a talented and compassionate group of young men and women. To YPI and the Toskan Casale Foundation, we salute you for your work in motivating young people to engage their communities.
We are truly thrilled that Food Bank For New York City chose to honor Maria Estrada, Founder and CEO of Every Day is a Miracle, and our organization as a whole at this year's Can Do Annual Awards Dinner. As a member agency of the organization, Food Bank wanted to recognize us for "our tireless efforts to help those in need" and "the incredible work and assistance" we bring to our South Bronx community. Thank you Food Bank for New York City for your consideration as well as your continued support in the fight against hunger!
Recently, Every Day is a Miracle was awarded grant funding through Food Bank for New York City's Tiered Engagement Network (TEN). With the help of TEN, we will be able to convert the Food Relief Assistance Program's traditional food pantry into the revolutionary client choice pantry model. Moving forward, our clients will be empowered to select their own pantry items and take a more active role in their families' nutritional health. Thank you TEN for your amazing generosity as we seek to not only serve but empower those in need.
Our Third Annual Gala, FILL THE PLATE, hosted on November 2, 2013 was a sucessfull event. Next year, Do not miss it! THANK YOU to all our supporters, donors, friends and a big shout out to all the volunteers that make possible the distribution of thousands of pounds of food to families in need. Every month Every Day Is a Miracle helps feed approximately 3500 individuals.
We are pleased to announce that we recently received a grant from Capital One Bank in support of our Financial Literacy Program. Thank you so much Capital One for your commitment to enhancing the well-being of individuals and families in our community! Find out more about Capital One and their Community Involvement.