Since the early 1980s, hunger in New York City has become unbearably severe. Religious organizations and charitable agencies have long served their neighborhoods in relative isolation; despite the heroic efforts of these groups, their approach has inherent limitations. Many have begun to realize that soup kitchens here and there can relieve, but not end, the problem of hunger in New York City.
On Saturday, August 8, 2009 the brothers of Phi Sigma Chi went throughout the city’s streets and transit lines giving offerings of sandwiches, fruits and beverages to homeless and hungry people, along with a pamphlet showing the locations and contact information for food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. This project reflects our lifelong responsibility of helping others.