Helping New York City During COVID-19

As we all take the necessary precautions due to the moment we are in with COVID-19 (coronavirus) impacting people around the world, many of our neighbors are in difficult positions. 

Over the past few years, I’ve asked the public to help me raise funds for efforts such as combating breast cancer, supporting children in Chicago, and bringing children joy by taking them to see Captain Marvel and Black Panther for free. Together, we have raised over a $1 million dollars for our neighbors. 

This time I’m asking you to join me in supporting those around us in a dire moment for so many.

With the economic impacts of COVID-19 hitting New York City, the Food Bank for NYC anticipates “an extreme rise in demand for food in the coming weeks.” (

Why? Cancellations of large events, fewer people at restaurants, and school closings means that wage workers who live on hourly pay + tips are going to be having a harder time than usual making ends meet. It also means that some adults and children who rely on meals from these places may struggle with hunger. We need to make sure that the non-profits who serve our communities have the resources both to keep their volunteers and staff healthy and to provide food to meet rising demand. 

Every $1 donation to the Food Bank For NYC provides 5 meals to those at risk.

We may need to socially distance ourselves to flatten the curve of infection, but we also need to reach out and support our neighbors any way we can. Luckily the internet makes that pretty easy. Donate now. Support your own local food bank. Check on your friends and family.

We are family, and family looks out for one another.

Thank you,

Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph)

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Frederick Joseph
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Food Bank for NYC
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