NEW YORK — Americans came together in a remarkable spirit of patriotism and compassion in response to the terrorist attacks on 9/11. This Sunday, just a few miles from Ground Zero, more than 2,000 New Yorkers will unite in the same spirit — assembling 500,000 meals for families, seniors and veterans at risk of hunger.
In doing so, they’ll join with millions around the country in meeting local needs and helping transform 9/11 from a day of despair into a day of love and service.
Recognized officially under federal law in 2009, 9/11 Day (http://911day.org) has grown to become the nation’s largest day of charitable engagement. This year, more than 30 million Americans are expected to mark the day through a wide variety of serving opportunities.
The 500,000 meals will be assembled on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 at Pier 36 in Manhattan with the team from U.S. Hunger.
U.S. Hunger was formed in 2013 to provide healthy meals for the 45 million Americans who live below the poverty line. U.S. Hunger is the domestic feeding arm of Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE), a Florida-based social charity that since 2010 has mobilized 388 thousand volunteers to assemble 57 million healthy meals for hungry children and families in 49 countries around the world.
Learn more about the 9/11 Day Hunger Project at http://ushunger.com/911day. Join the conversation and check out live reports with the hashtag #911day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.