Hunger touches every community. It is hard to believe that over 1000 Staten Islanders need help daily. Our "Hunger Hurts" initiative is aimed to address this need. The Club members assist in keeping food pantries stocked at various times of the year. Using grants, donations and the generosity of our members, we are able to help at times of the year when, perhaps, people aren't thinking of giving as much. The Club members purchase food in the local market and deliver it to a food pantry/closet that not only feeds people in its immediate area but also supplies other food pantries in need. Our Foundation Chairman stresses that "usually people are generous to donate food for the holiday season but the 'Hunger Hurts' initiative helps fight hunger all year long."