City College Shares its Blessings with the Community at Holidays

The City College of New York and the Foundation for City College extended its holiday tradition of providing free meals to the Harlem community at the end of the Fall 2022 semester.

These meals are prepared by Black-owned school food management company Red Rabbit, which has partnered with the College and the Foundation to deliver meals to community partners since 2020.

That annual tradition continued on Dec. 14, when four volunteers distributed 175 meals at the Towers. The following week, on Dec. 20 and 21, 650 additional meals were prepared and delivered to community partners PSS Manhattanville Center, Wilson Major Morris Community Center, Greater File Chapel Baptist Church, and Living Redemption, as well as to CCNY Facilities.

“These partnerships are vital to our continuing commitment to providing meals to those in need, especially at this time of year,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Communications Dee Dee Mozeleski, who is also the executive director of The Foundation for City College Inc. “We greatly appreciate Red Rabbit’s expanded support of our efforts to share food with even more members of our campus and greater Harlem community.”

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