United Way of New York City (UWNYC
) has partnered with government, corporations and community-based organizations for nearly 80 years to serve low-income New Yorkers.
FSC programme seeks to help end chronic hunger by reaching out to New Yorkers, who are eligible but not enrolled for the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
receives the donations and distributes them to United Way state associations, which then pass them to their chapters and partners.
, for example, chose five key problematic areas specific to its surrounding communities, including homelessness, access to health care, education, strengthening nonprofits and economic independence, she said.
By press time the UWNYC
reported the fund at more than $97.9 million.
"I think North General Hospital recognizes it has a broad responsibility," said Ralph Dickerson, president of UWNYC
. "If North General Hospital, which is the customer, says it wants to run (two different campaigns) we'll make it go."