Harlem firefighters and police officers joined Friends of Public School Harlem to distribute boxes of food on the 19th Anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

NYPD officers from the 32nd Precinct and firefighters from Engine 35 Ladder 14 Battalion participated in the food distribution made possible by special grants from Robin Hood and the Migdol Family Foundation.

Also participating in the food giveaway were Congressman Adriano Espaillat, City Councilperson Bill Perkins, District Leader Keith Lilly and former Chief Deputy NYS Attorney General Alvin Bragg.

Food insecurity has a particularly devastating impact on children––including increasing suffering from chronic health conditions like asthma, becoming more likely to experience depression, and facing difficulty performing well at school or concentrating remotely.