Stop Food Waste: Hunger & Sustainability

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 →

New York Common Pantry Appoints Elaine Clark as Chair of the Board

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 →

New York Common Pantry receives grant from AIG

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 →

2015’s Fill the Bag Benefit: A Night of Community

(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 →

SOUP-er Bowl 2015 Results!

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 →

Faces of NYCP: Meet Ricky

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 →

French Officials Visit NY Common Pantry

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 Are Redburn’s Charity of the Year!

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!

Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED, Feeding America and Target visit New York Common Pantry!

  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 Fill the Bag Benefit was a Great Success!

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 →