An Uncommon Solution to Hunger
$5,341,950 Grant Received for Eat Smart New York Education
Through Our Live Healthy! Program


New York Common Pantry (NYCP) has been awarded a grant of $1,048,390 per year for 5 years from the New York Office of Temporary Disability Assistance to institute an Eat Smart New York (ESNY) nutrition education program in parts of Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens.   The program is expected to reach as many as 4,800 participants each month through over 20 community partner agencies.

The ESNY program will enhance and expand NYCP's nutrition education efforts, including its Live Healthy! program, which presents a holistic curriculum including active living, social supports and self-esteem elements to educate adults and children, about healthy eating and nutrition, active living and resiliency skills to improve their overall quality of life.  It will provide a greater impact in the fight against obesity and other nutrition-related issues faced by SNAP-eligible residents in the city.

ESNY is a federally funded program that promotes the acquisition of life-long healthy habits in order to prevent nutrition-related health problems by providing free nutrition and anti-obesity workshops.

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New York Common Pantry featured on The Rachael Ray Show


Check out New York Common Pantry featured on Rachael Ray with Josh Duhamel and Joshua's Heart Foundation in partnership with Unilever Project Sunlight.

It’s Food Drive Season at NYCP ...
can you help us deliver with FreshDirect?
NY Common Pantry & Fresh Direct

As we begin our food drive season once again, we are thrilled that our continued partnership with FreshDirect makes it easy to provide healthy food items to our Choice Pantry members.  Last year, we distributed thousands of pounds of healthy food to so many New Yorkers in need through our Choice Pantry Program, Hot Meal Program, and Live Healthy! cooking classes.

Gift cards for NY Common Pantry can be purchased directly on FreshDirect's website by clicking here.  FreshDirect will provide a 10% discount on all of our orders, which allows our Food Programs Manager to select a greater amount of healthy food items to distribute.

Whether you choose to donate food, FreshDirect gift cards, via our website, or your time, you will be contributing to our mission of reducing hunger while providing dignity and self-sufficiency for all New Yorkers.  We are so thankful for your support and hope to work with you soon.