THANKS to chef François Payard (organizer of Macaron Day N. Y. C.), twenty-two patisseries across the city will be giving away free macarons to anyone that comes in! (simply mention that you're there for Macaron Day)
What's the catch? In the hopes that you won't be able to resist just one macaron, ten percent of the proceeds of macaron sales (at participating bakeries) will go directly to City Harvest.
Now serving New York City for thirty years, City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect more than forty-two million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some six hundred community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.
So, what are you waiting for? Go out and get your free macaron (plus a few more) today!