NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Volunteers gathered to help hungry New Yorkers by packing thousands of holiday meal boxes.
As 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr reported, workers at a bustling warehouse in Long Island City had smiles on their faces as they packed boxes for City Harvest.READ MORE: Police: Suspect Punches Man, Woman At Brooklyn Convenience Store, Steals Their Car Keys
“Currently I am a box making specialist, I think I’ve put together about 50 boxes so far,” Wilson Ervin said.READ MORE: New York Woman Indicted In Connection To Fire That Injured 4 Firefighters, Displaced 60 Residents
Ervin is with the team from Credit Suisse and has been volunteering for almost 25 years.
“It’s a big need in New York. While it’s a rich city in many ways there are over a million New Yorkers who go to bed hungry, or are food insecure and helping those people particularly at the holidays is a real honor for us,” he said.MORE NEWS: Man Steals CBS2 News Vehicle In Midtown, Sideswipes Taxi
Volunteers said they have passed their goal of packing 5,000 boxes with things like fruit, vegetables, and pasta.