The Gerald J Ryan Outreach assists families in meeting emergency needs such as food, clothing, after-care and encourages individuals to become self-sustaining to the best of their abilities. It is one of the largest outreach centers on Long Island, NY serving over 100 individuals per week. They also have an after school and summer program for underprivileged kids. I have been running food drives since 2011 for the outreach center and I came to realize that much of the non-perishable food collected is unhealthy, inexpensive canned food with preservatives.
My goal is to bring these families a means of providing a healthier snack to their children through snack containers.