NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Sports Clubs (NYSC), owned by Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLUB) is partnering with City Harvest to help combat hunger in the most heavily populated area in the nation. City Harvest, which pioneered food rescue in 1982, helps feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. New York Sports Clubs is lending its support with a $10,000 monetary donation along with setting up food donation centers at all 52 NYSC locations in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx. City Harvest food donation boxes will be set up in clubs from December 8, 2015– January 5, 2016.
"We are excited to partner with City Harvest in the critical goal of feeding the hungry. The holiday season is about making sure we support the health and wellness of the communities we serve," said Gregory Bartoli, Chief Operating Officer of Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. "We are honored to use the resources and footprint of our organization to make a difference in the quest to combat hunger."
The company-wide initiative of partnering with local charities to fight hunger extends to Boston Sports Clubs, Washington Sports Clubs and Philadelphia Sports Clubs. Food donation centers will be set up in all 153 locations throughout the Northeast.
About Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.:
New York-based Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLUB) is one of the leading owners and operators of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and, through its subsidiaries, operated 153 fitness clubs as of September 30, 2015, comprising 105 New York Sports Clubs, 27 Boston Sports Clubs, 13 Washington Sports Clubs (two of which are partly-owned), five Philadelphia Sports Clubs, and three clubs located in Switzerland, and three BFX Studio locations. These clubs collectively served approximately 534,000 members as of September 30, 2015. For more information on TSI, visit http://www.mysportsclubs.com.
About City Harvest City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 55 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, restaurants, grocers, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs. City Harvest takes a long-term approach to hunger relief through its Healthy Neighborhoods initiative. In communities with elevated rates of food insecurity, poverty and diet-related illnesses, City Harvest has developed programs and partnerships to increase the availability of affordable, fresh produce and inspire healthy, budget-conscious meal choices through nutrition education. To learn more about food rescue, hunger relief and Healthy Neighborhoods in New York City, visit cityharvest.org.
SOURCE New York Sports Clubs