MLK Day of Service–BCNY serves with Food Bank NYC

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”  -Martin Luther King, Jr.  


On a frigid Sunday, twenty-five BCNY members visited the Food Bank’s headquarters ready to serve.  They were greeted by President & Chief Executive Officer Margarette Purvis, who encouraged them and let them know what they were doing was special.  After hearing her inspiring words, our members were ready to start their day.  They were assigned the repacking station, where they had to sort through tons of produce. The goal was to ensure all products met quality standards, including that food had not expired. Our boys worked tirelessly for four hours repacking goods and produce, and the result of their hard work was incredible: BCNY members repacked 4,748 pounds of produce, enough to make 3,931 meals for New York families!