Bridges Outreach is an organization that helps fight food insecurity. For many years, Kent Place and Delbarton have partnered to go on Bridges runs to distribute toiletries, socks, soup, and conversation to those experiencing homelessness to various parts of New York City. For this year’s first run, Kent Place’s goal of 250 lunches had been surpassed with an overwhelming number of students signing up. We ended up packing 600+ lunches!
A little history about Bridges Outreach:
"In September 1988, Geoff and Ginger Worden made their first of many Friday night trips, carrying brown bag lunches, hot soup, and coffee to the homeless people living under the Brooklyn Bridge (hence our name) and on the streets of lower Manhattan. Today over 2,600 volunteers help us deliver more than 65,000 meals to New York, Newark, and Irvington. On Fridays, we open our doors to Summit neighbors in need. Bridges offer volunteer opportunities to adults and high school students to make a direct impact that is often a life-changing experience" (Quotes from Bridges Outreach).
Continue to help out Bridges Outreach by signing up to be a volunteer, to be a soup maker, to organize drives, or to be a part of the Bridges Teens Tackle Homelessness (TTH) Committee.