Want to make a year-end charitable gift that counts? Donate this holiday season to a local organization that provides meals to the hungry in Brooklyn and New York City. All of the organizations listed below are non-profit, which means your contribution is also tax deductible. You can give on your own, or give it as a holiday gift in someone else's honor.
The Food Bank of New York City is a wonderful organization that stocks up and distributes food for the hungry and homeless in New York and of course, Brooklyn.
City Harvest has done an amazing job of collecting food that goes unused from restaurants and recycling it for distribution to the hungry of our city.
This organization received a top-notch rating from the national charity watchdog organization. That means your dollars won't be frittered away in inefficiencies or worse, and that most or all of your contribution will go toward helping the hungry.
This local foundation, which grants funds to Brooklyn organizations, set up a special "Recovery Fund" to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Some of their grants help provide food for people whose homes were wrecked by the storm, and who are unemployed, traumatized, dislocated or just don't have workable kitchens. Earmark your contribution to the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, and you an also add a note that you'd like to provide food relief.
Donations up to $500 will be matched by a board member until Jan. 1, 2013.
See how to donate to Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery through the Brooklyn Community Foundation's special fund.
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