9/11 Tomorrow Together

Live Blog: 9/11 Day of Service

Alvaro Martinez News

Together with 9/11 Day of Service and U.S. Hunger, thousands of New Yorkers are coming together to assemble 500,000 healthy meals! Follow along here throughout the day to see what we have going on.
Update 4:19 p.m.
Our goal was 500,000 meals. The enthusiasm and the initiative to help from the participants made us not only reach our goal, but surpass it by packaging over 505, 000 meals. We are excited to have been able to package so many meals for New Yorkers in need!


Update 4:33 p.m.

We surpassed our goal because our final meal count is 505,728 meals!


Update 4:19 p.m.
Shift 5 is well underway and we’re getting closer to our goal!
Update 3:57 p.m.
A smile and a hairnet are the essentials for every Hunger Hero!


Update 3:34 p.m.
Our Shift 5 participants are around their assembly lines ready to assemble meals staying right here in New York City!
Update 3:15 p.m.
We’re all paying tribute today for different reasons but the feeling is shared – we love our community and we are one.


Update 2:50 p.m.

Shift 4 is now finished with 415,000 meals packaged!



Update 2:21 p.m.
With 20 minutes left in our fourth shift, we have completed 355,000 meals!
Update 2:11 p.m.
One of our favorite things to see at Hunger Projects is the participants having fun – whether they’re cheering or dancing along to the music, it’s always a good time!
Update 1:35 p.m.
City Harvest of New York just picked up 9 palettes of our meal! From the hands of our participants to the hands of the recipients, these meals will make a great impact to those in greatest need in New York City.


Update 1:32 p.m.
With three shifts completed, we can’t wait to see the energy and dedication of the participants of Shift 4!


Update 1:15 p.m.
Special shout-out to our Table Captains and our Logistics Leads for doing an awesome job! We appreciate you so much!
Update 1:01 p.m.

Shift 3 just ended with 321,000 meals packaged!


Update 12:09 p.m.
The DJ’s music is a certain crowd-pleaser – from 80’s to Top 40, hit songs for everyone!
Update 11:47 a.m.
Sanya Richards-Ross, Olympic Track Star, just kicked off meal packaging and our third shift has officially begun!


Update 11:29 a.m.
Unity and love is what the world needs. Let’s spread love and make our future stronger.


Update 10:50 a.m.

We have just packaged 205,000 meals!


Update 10:47 a.m.
Only 13 more minutes left in our second shift, we are closer to our goal of 500,000 meals!
Update 10:34 a.m.
Our Hunger Heroes come in all ages and sizes – they’re all here today to impact the New York community.


Update 9:41 a.m.
Our Hunger Heroes just sang Happy Birthday to celebrate the birth of three kids born on 9/11!
Update 10:03 a.m.
Please join us in our fourth moment of silence in observance of 9/11.
Update 9:41 a.m.
Our Hunger Heroes just sang Happy Birthday to celebrate the birth of three kids born on 9/11!
Update 9:40 a.m.
Tony & Grammy nominated Sophia Gennusa, the original Matilda from the Broadway musical, just performed “America the Beautiful.” Her talented voice just filled the entire venue!
Update 9:37 a.m.
Please join us as we observe a moment of silence.
Update 9:33 a.m.
Our participants for the second shift are already in their assembly lines! They’re excited, we’re excited – let’s package healthy meals together!
Update 9:20 a.m.
New York participants share why they pay tribute on 9/11.


Update 9:07 a.m.

We just finished packaging 92,000 meals!


Update 8:57 a.m.
Join us in a moment of silence happening in 5 minutes in observance of 9/11 .
Update 8:42 a.m.
Deacon Ava Suarez of Trinity Wall Street; Sunita Viswanath of Sadhana, Emaan Masnooni of Muslim Community Network, and Jaspreet Kaur of United Sikhs are coming together for an Interfaith Blessing.
Update 8:41 a.m.
Please join us in observing a moment of silence in 5 minutes.
Update 8:34 a.m.
Together, we are fighting hunger one meal at a time. That’s how we roll.

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Update 8:06 a.m.
Make sure to check us out on Twitter and Instagram! Follow the hashtag #911Day to see pictures and tweets of this great Hunger Project.
Update 7:58 a.m.
With meal packaging under way, more participants are ready to join us in standing against hunger.

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Update 7:40 a.m.
Hairnets are on, music is playing, and people are excited – our first shift is in full gear!
Update 7:31 a.m.
Ted Miller currently on stage welcoming and empowering our participants. We can’t wait to get our first shift started!
Update 7:15 a.m.
Good morning everyone! The participants are starting to come in and we are so excited to begin our first shift in just 15 minutes!