I want you to remember the number 40. 40. Ready? 40% of food is wasted annually in the U.S. 40% of NYC households lack the income needed to cover basic necessities like food, shelter, and childcare 40 million people face hunger every day in the U.S. These “40” stats were front and center last week during Climate Week in NYC… More →
Holistic approach to combating hunger sees rising demand as millions face food insecurity NEW YORK, NY – JULY 15, 2019 – New York Common Pantry (NYCP), the state’s largest community-based food pantry, announced that Elaine Clark has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors effective July 1. Elaine will be responsible for the oversight and direction of all… More →
Noby Rivera was nominated by Choice Pantry member Michelle Vierra for the cheerful spirit with which she helps our guests. Check out the video below:
NYCP’s partners at AIG have provided us with a substantial grant in addition to their volunteer support. The grant will be used to support our food distribution and other programs. In addition to financial support, AIG’s employees have provided over 850 hours of service to the agency over the past three years. In addition to serving dinner in the Hot Meals… More →
(l-r)Michael Nachman, Cheryl Wills, Linda E. Holt, Wells Fargo’s Deborah Smith, Sara E. Moss, and Stephen Grimaldi On March 10, 2015, nearly 350 supporters of the Pantry came to Gotham Hall for our 2015 Fill the Bag Benefit. This year our honorees included Linda E. Holt and Wells Fargo. Linda was the recipient of The Estée Lauder Companies Distinguished Volunteer Award and… More →
The final pass has been made, the final point has been scored … New York Common Pantry’s 2015 SOUP-er Bowl has come to an end. Tremendous thanks to all of the schools and organizations that participated in this year’s collection. We are so grateful to be providing food items that keep our Pantry Members’ stomachs full and their bodies warm, especially… More →
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… More →
Check out New York Common Pantry featured on Rachael Ray with Josh Duhamel and Joshua’s Heart Foundation in partnership with Unilever Project Sunlight.
Check out some of the photos of them doing Ranger Activities with our Live Healthy! kids and handing out our Thanksgiving packages!
Ricky was a part of New York City’s workforce for many years. Born in Hell’s Kitchen and a New Yorker all his life, Ricky says he first went to work in his father’s construction business, and later worked for both financial firms and newspapers. Ricky has a small apartment near our building on 109th Street but little income at this point in… More →
NY Common Pantry was honored to welcome a visit on July 2, 2013 by Guillaume Garot, France’s Minister of State for the Agrifood Sector, along with Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York City, and other guests who toured the Pantry to learn about our programs and the people we serve. We were proud to help them learn… More →
We’re proud to have been named Redburn’s Charity of the Year for New York City. Staff of the independent equities broker will take part in volunteer and fundraising projects with us over the next 12 months, and the company will make a cash award to support our programs. Find out more about their charitable work here. Thank you, Redburn!
New York Common Pantry was treated to a visit from Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED, Feeding America, and Target. Lauren’s work with FEED provides food for children around the world, including here at our Pantry. Check out Target’s video above to see how Lauren worked with a Pantry member using the tablets to choose her food.
Our annual Fill the Bag Benefit was one of our most successful! Board Chair Wendy A. Stein and Executive Director Stephen Grimaldi unveiled our name change to New York Common Pantry! Maurice DuBois, WCBS-TV news anchor, was Master of Ceremonies and Karl Green, Director of Furniture and Decorative Arts for Bonhams in New York, served as auctioneer. Honorees included Dr. Karen C.… More →
“When Wendy A. Stein wants to find a bit of happiness, she bags onions …” Read the Wall Street Journal article written by Melanie Grayce West.
New York Common Pantry is the proud recipient of Food Bank For New York City’s Kathy Goldman Innovation Award. Formerly called the Member of the Year Award, it was renamed this year to celebrate Kathy Goldman, founder of Food Bank For New York City. The Common Pantry received this prestigious award for Pantry Direct, the technology component of our Choice… More →
2012 Benefit Video. Other videos from New York Common Pantry on Vimeo.