Dec 23, 2020 | News Story

NYC CLC and Partners Host Holiday Food Distribution for Working Families

On Monday, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, held a food distribution event which provided holiday meals to more than 200 working families in NYC. AFM Local 802 hosted us in front of their building on 48th Street in Manhattan, and we partnered with Amalgamated Bank, Pave the Way Foundation and the NYC Emergency Task Force to make sure that these families had something to celebrate. IATSE Local 764 and UNITE HERE Local 100 were also on hand to help unload and distribute the goods. Each recipient was provided with a holiday ham, non-perishable pantry items, fresh fruits and more.

The COVID-19 crisis has created enormous needs for our union brothers and sisters who have been out of work for months, with many struggling to put food on the table. This small gesture will go a long way to help these families celebrate the holidays and share a meal. Thank you to our partners and to all of our affiliates who helped get the word out to members in need!

(Pictured above: CLC CoS Brendan Griffith, Transport Workers Union President John Samuelson, NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez, and Vincent LeVien of the Emergency Task Force; below, New York City Theatrical Wardrobe Union, IATSE Local 764 Business Representative Leah Okin, IATSE Local 764 President Pat White, and AFM Local 802 President Adam Krauthamer.)