NBC News’ Hoda Kotb Joins Volunteers at Food Bank For NYC’s Community Kitchen of West HarlemBy iParticipate on Mon, Oct 25 2010, 15:58:43
Hoda Kotb, co-host, fourth hour of “TODAY,” correspondent for “Dateline NBC,” and New York Times bestselling author of the recently published memoir Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee, will join volunteers at the Food Bank For New York City’s Community Kitchen & Food Pantry of West Harlem. The event is part of a larger effort within the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s “iParticipate” and AARP’s Create the Good initiatives.
Hoda Kotb, a longtime advocate for organizations that support healthy living, will join fellow volunteers in unloading a food truck and stocking pantry shelves, assisting the Food Bank For New York City in their efforts to provide more than 400,000 free meals daily to New Yorkers in need. This volunteer event is part of AARP New York and Create the Good’s statewide “Fight Hunger” initiative to heighten the visibility of New York’s hunger problem, which is particularly critical amongst senior, African-American and Hispanic populations. AARP is working with over 100 New York food assistance groups to ask New Yorkers to volunteer in the fight against hunger and to connect older adults to food programs and benefits that can provide access to nutritious food and meals.