Thanks to the Blizzard, FreshDirect Donated a Ton of Food to City Harvest
Well, here's a little smidge of silver lining attached to an otherwise gray cloud of unplowed streets and disabled subway lines: According to City Harvest's Facebook page, FreshDirect donated 72,000 pounds of food to the organization after Sunday night's blizzard brought business up and down the East Coast to a halt. The photo above shows workers dropping off 1,000 pounds of food at Chelsea's Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen.
On a semi-related note, FreshDirect may want to consider directing some of its largesse to college campuses: According to Food Safety News, an increasing number of schools are opening food pantries to aid students who "have to decide between buying textbooks or buying food." Happy 2011, everybody.