West Side Campaign Against Hunger
Across four sessions in Summer and Fall 2019, 57 American Securities volunteers visited the West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) to perform various tasks in the organization’s food pantry and social hall.
After an orientation and tour, we were divided into teams with various responsibilities. American Securities colleagues measured and
packaged bulk goods into small containers and individual portions, received food deliveries, re-stocked areas of the pantry where customers select their food items using reserves from the stockroom, and assisted customers. We also sorted and folded in-kind donations of clothing and other household items. Additionally, American Securities volunteers assisted staff by breaking down delivery boxes and taking out garbage and recycling items from the kitchen. In November, American Securities colleagues donated funds to purchase 1,404 turkeys for WSCAH’s Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. Lastly, we provided WSCAH with a monetary donation to help support their mission.
West Side Campaign Against Hunger alleviates hunger by ensuring that all New Yorkers have access with dignity to a choice of healthy food and supportive services. In 2019, WSCAH distributed over 1.6 million pounds of food to 20,600 New Yorkers, including over 670,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Our Giving Back report debuted in 2011 as a testament to how those of us at American Securities, and our portfolio companies, live our value of Giving Back.