City Harvest Repackathon
Jon Apter (Gesher 96)
On November 20th, more than 400 individual and corporate volunteers participated in City Harvest’s 2nd Annual 24-Hour Repackathon and repacked over 231,000 pounds of bulk food donations into family sized packages, which were distributed to City Harvest’s network of food pantries and soup kitchens across the five boroughs. From 10:30 PM – 1:30 AM, team CRB, consisting of Efrem Epstein (Gesher 84), Yoni Saposh (Gesher 95), Jon Apter (Gesher 96) and Aaron Kaplowitz (Gesher 00) as well as Lauren Rosenthal (Ramah Wisconsin, Nivo 95) sorted through cracked and blemished apples and yams with extreme precision, filled bags at record speeds, and yelled nailed it” every time a full bag was prepped. The energy at the event was great and for a group that is extremely thankful for all CRB has given to us, we were extremely proud and fortunate to spend the night giving back to others. We look forward to an encore performance next year!