On Dec. 26 the New York City grocery delivery service Fresh Direct couldn’t deliver any of its load of food products due to a massive blizzard. Since there wasn’t going to be a way to get the food out of the area, they instead did a good deed for the local area and donated 72,000 pounds of food to the needy through City Harvest.
The massive blizzard hit the northeastern US the day after Christmas and was disastrous for many companies, and the customers they serve. Roads in New York were closed for days, and companies such as Fresh Direct were buried under it all and couldn’t go anywhere.
While they would still eventually be able to get replacement orders to all the customers they couldn’t get to, they still didn’t want the food on hand to be wasted. Therefore they called City Harvest, which is an organization that gets unused food from restaurants, groceries, and other places and gives it to the needy in the area.
City Harvest was able to salvage 72,000 pounds of food from Fresh Direct, which filled two tractor trailers and four trucks. It was given to several food programs in New York.
Fresh Direct has given away from than six million pounds of food over the years, and this was a much needed holiday gift for needy people in the area.
The various organizations that help feed the needy in the area reported that they were very thankful for this donation as it helped prevent many people from going without food in a stressful and bad period during the blizzard.