Used to middle-of-the-night baby feedings, she volunteered to take the night shift at a local food bank

By Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
Updated December 02, 2020 12:42 AM
Credit: Courtesy Clinton Foundation

Since 7-week-old baby Charlotte keeps mom Chelsea Clinton up at odd hours anyway, the former first daughter had no trouble working the night shift when she volunteered at N.Y.C.’s City Harvest.

With Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” to keep everyone humming, Clinton anchored a team of 50 staff and intern volunteers from the Clinton Foundation who – between 1:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Friday – bagged more than 25,000 pounds of sweet potatoes destined for families and food banks over the upcoming holidays.

Clinton, who founded the Day of Action program at the foundation named for her and her famous parents, told PEOPLE in a statement afterward that she is grateful for the work of City Harvest: “They serve the needs of hungry families in the city many of us call home.”

“I was thrilled we could give back together and have a little fun at the same time,” said the new mom. “Admittedly, I had a little bit of an advantage as I’m used to being up at that hour!”

Want more stories like this?

Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers:

Thank you for signing up!