Because none of our neighbors should go hungry
Because 48% of employed New Yorkers between the ages of 15 to 65 are food insecure
Because food pantries and soup kitchens provide 150 million meals to hungry New Yorkers each year, but there remains a meal gap, or shortfall, of 100 million meals annually
Because demand for food from New York City's food pantries and soup kitchens increased 66% since 2008
Because being hungry means having to choose between food and medicine and paying the rent.
Did you know that one in six New Yorkers doesn't have enough money for food? That 47% of the children in the Bronx are hungry? Or that last September half of the city's soup kitchens and food pantries ran out of food?
In response to this increasing demand and lack of resources at soup kitchens and food pantries Change Matters was born — to generate a new funding stream to tackle hunger.
The Change Matters idea: use public art and technology to create fun, eye-catching coin collection arcades where people can donate their change to reduce hunger in New York City.
New Yorkers helping New Yorkers. Taking action to make sure that no one goes to bed hungry.