Grocery Giveaway for Harlem Families and Students

Harlem, New York — January 18th, 2021 — Friends of Public School Harlem distributed 500 boxes of food for individuals in attendance at a recent grocery giveaway. Conducted with help from matching grants from the Migdol Family Foundation and Robin Hood, food boxes contained a variety of nutritious groceries, including dry goods, canned goods, and produce.

As economic difficulties and school interruptions persist amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, FPSH has stepped up to incorporate grocery giveaways into its ongoing community outreach. The giveaways have helped students and families bridge the gap presented by current difficulties.


The event was attended by District Leader Keith Lilly as well as community activists and partners.


“We're thankful to be able to help people by providing food for their tables,” said District Leader Lilly. “It’s a difficult time for so many and we all need to come together to get through this.”


The event is part of additional work by the organization to support education in Harlem’s communities. Due to the donation of administrative efforts from the Migdol Organization, FPSH is able to use 100% of its funds towards this focus.


About the Organization

Founded by President Jerry Migdol, Friends of Public School Harlem is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization created to support Harlem’s public schools and students. The organization has donated more than $900,000 in supplies in support of this mission and has directly impacted more than 30,000 Harlem residents. The organization also regularly holds events to support the Harlem community, including holiday get-togethers, toy drives, grocery giveaways, and Covid-19 safety distributions.

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