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NAN Distributes 65,000 Meals in Harlem & the Bronx with CARE and Hutchins Family Foundation

Apr 28, 2020

Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) Distributes 65,000 Meals in Harlem and the Bronx with CARE and Hutchins Family Foundation for COVID Relief Distribution marks first domestic relief program for global humanitarian organization

New York, NY (April 28, 2020) — International humanitarian relief organization CARE is partnering with the Hutchins Family Foundation and Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network to provide 175,000 nutritious meals to frontline health workers and vulnerable people impacted by COVID in the Bronx and Harlem, two of the neighborhoods most affected by COVID in the world. These “CARE Packages®” mark the first time that CARE has delivered relief domestically since its founding in 1945 when CARE coined the term “CARE Package®” by sending packages filled with food and other essentials to survivors of World War II.


Reverend Al Sharpton, President and Founder of National Action Network along with NAN leadership from Bronx and NY chapters


12 pm Beginning Monday, May 4th until further notice


Fort Motte Baptist Church
446 Willis Ave – Bronx, NY 10455


CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty that reached 68 million vulnerable people in 100 countries around the world in 2019. Since the onset of the pandemic, CARE has pivoted their life-saving food security, health services, educational, and women’s empowerment programming to directly fight the spread and impact of the disease. As of April 17th, 2020, CARE has reached a total of 107.4 million people with COVID specific or adapted programs. 1.9 million people have been directly reached with hygiene messaging, over 600,000 with hygiene kits, over 700,000 with increased clean water, over 100,000 with food or cash assistance and over 20,000 with handwashing stations.

CARE Media Contacts

Vanessa Parra, Executive Director of Media for CARE
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