Staten Island Feeds It Forward is a group of community members who believe that, with the help of local business owners, we can help defeat food insecurity in our neighborhood.
Staten Island Feeds It Forward was the “Deep Breath Moment” in the NYS Update of February 9, 2021.
|Tonight’s “Deep Breath Moment”: A group of Staten Island residents have come together to form “Staten Island Feeds It Forward,” an initiative that helps food-insecure Staten Islanders while supporting local restaurants. Founded by Mariana Ortega, the organization connects nonprofits with restaurants. Patrons of participating restaurants can “pay forward” meals or other bites using receipt vouchers—which are then given out by nonprofits to those in need. Learn more about the organization and how to get involved.|
We’re growing! A special thank you to Pamela Silvestri at the Staten Island Advance for featuring and following our program!
Check out the article on Staten Island Feeds It Forward on SILive: https://www.silive.com/entertainment/2020/11/cant-afford-a-bite-in-a-restaurant-group-wants-to-feed-it-forward.html?fbclid=IwAR0Buvup4DrG6x_kmYCblongmFSHpoaHrldiod0Oz8KZbGFtPLfGtpFrNQQ
Many thanks to Crystal at Staten Island Community News for covering our enterprise!
Thank you, Staten Island, for making the world a little brighter!
How it Works
- At check-out, tell the cashier you want to Feed It Forward.
- The price of one item will be added to your purchase.
- The restaurant prints and keeps a copy of your receipt, which
buys food for a Staten Islander in need.
- The receipts are collected for distribution to the community.