This year, Zucker’s Bagels has pledged to donate 200,000 bagels to The Bowery MissionZucker’s Bagels, a 12-year old business with four locations in New York City, has been donating a breakfast of freshly-baked bagels to The Mission on a weekly basis for the past 9 years. This year, co-owners Matt Pomerantz and Dan Pace decided to increase their commitment to the cause: they will be donating hand-rolled fresh bagels each day, to be served at The Bowery Mission’s nine centers across New York City. In total, Zucker’s plans to provide more than 200,000 bagels to The Bowery Mission by the end of this calendar year.

The Bowery Mission recently merged with the New York City Rescue Mission and Goodwill Rescue Mission and together, they serve more than 650,000 meals to hungry and homeless New Yorkers each year.

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“We have long felt responsible to help New Yorkers in need get a good meal. We’ve always been happy to support The Bowery Mission, and as our business has grown over the years, we want to increase our efforts,” says Matt Pomerantz, founder and co-owner of Zucker’s Bagels.

“With more than 70,000 homeless people in New York City – up 80% from 10 years ago – The Bowery Mission’s services are more important than ever. These services would not be possible without the generous support of dedicated partners like Zucker’s Bagels. With their help, we are able to serve well-rounded breakfasts across multiple campuses throughout the New York metro area and reduce meal costs,” shared David P. Jones, President & CEO, The Bowery Mission.