Planksgiving Pilates Party: Charity Spotlight on City Harvest


Generous guests at the Planksgiving Pilates Party provided cans of food as well as a suggested funds donation to City Harvest. Sweat for Smiles and Athleta selected this charity as the benefactor of this fitness fest because of it’s importance to our local NYC community, especially during the holidays. If you’re interested in learning more about this great cause, I have provided a few helpful highlights from City Harvest’s site below or visit


“Nearly 20% of New Yorkers currently live in poverty, struggling to afford basic necessities such as rent and medical care and put food on their tables. City Harvest helps feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger each year.”

  • City Harvest rescues an estimated 150,000 pounds of food daily and gives food to 500 community programs regularly.
  • It costs City Harvest just 23 cents to rescue and deliver a pound of food.
  • 93 cents of every dollar donated directly supports our programs fighting hunger in New York City.

There are many ways to donate to and volunteer for City Harvest including throwing your own fundraiser, becoming a Nutrition Education Volunteer Instructor, donating food and or funds, and more.

Sweat, Give, Sparkle,



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