Over 46K raised to benefit financial and food security of the Hispanic community in New York City

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]New York, NY, May 22nd, 2018 .- Qualitas of Life Foundation and City Harvest raised over $46,000 on the Fundraising Brunch ‘Ta Cause! Tacos for a cause’ held on Sunday, May 20th at Tacombi EST to benefiting the financial and food security of the Hispanic community in New York City.

‘Thank you all for being here, it means a lot to us that you are all here today to support these two organizations that are very close to my heart. I came to New York City about 4 or 5 years ago and it wasn’t easy, but it can’t even compare to what our fellow latinos brothers and sisters go through when they come to this country. And as Latinos we have to help them, that’s why we came with the idea to organize this brunch to raise funds and help our Latino communities throughout the work City Harvest and Qualitas of Life do” said during the event Alida Boer, founder and CEO of Maria’s Bag Inc, who is also member of City Harvest Board and was the chair of ‘Ta Cause! Tacos for a Cause’.

More than 150 people attended the festive brunch where the band Gasoline Tequila performed and a silent auction took place to raise funds that will go towards funding programs operations of Qualitas of Life Foundation and City Harvest.

Qualitas of Life and City Harvest appreciate the contribution of their sponsors: Tacombi, Marías Bag, Ilegal Mezcal, Monopolio, Goya Foods, La Newyorkina and Cosme.



About the organizations:

Qualitas of Life Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides basic financial education to Hispanic individuals and their families in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in order to foster their financial security and improve their standard of living. Since its founding in 2007, Qualitas has delivered more than 600 financial education workshops, directly impacting more than 7,000 families, and approximately 21,105 individuals.

City Harvest operates in New York City through food rescue and distribution, and education. Since 1982, City Harvest has rescued more than 500 million pounds of food. On average, City Harvest rescues some 150,000 pounds of food each day, with more than 50% of rescued food being fresh produce. City Harvest provides food to 500 community programs throughout New York City[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][us_gallery ids=”3898,3900,3902,3904,3906,3908,3910,3912,3914,3916″ columns=”5″ indents=”1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]