OUR COLLECTIVE HUMANITY
We believe that every person is entitled to the most basic and fundamental needs of life – food, clothing, shelter, health, and safety. If these needs are unmet, human beings cannot function, cannot learn, cannot grow, and cannot thrive. Ensuring that every person has their basic needs met is the foundation of a civilized and productive society.
We believe that the value of meeting basic human needs extends beyond the individual to our collective humanity.
- When our seniors are not healthy, we become less healthy.
When our children cannot learn, we become less educated.
When our neighbors cannot work, we become less secure.
Meeting the needs of one makes us all healthier, stronger, and safer.
Hungry New Yorkers
Unhoused New Yorkers
New York Children in Shelters