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 his life. After he pays rent he has little money left over for food, so he comes to New York Common Pantry for hot meals several times a week. Today we meet an increasing number of seniors like Ricky, who’ve made their contribution to the city and now need our help.
NYCP’s food rescue was featured on the front cover of the Metro
Read our profile in New York Observer
We were featured in the December 2014 issue of O Magazine. Read the article here.
We were featured on “Get Connected with Nina del Rio,” a community affairs show that airs on 106.7 Lite FM. The segment talked about the Pantry’s history, the importance of serving with dignity, providing choices, and offered listeners a way to volunteer and donate. The segment aired on Sunday, November 2nd, was about 20 minutes long, and can be found here:
Crain’s: We were highlighted in an article released a week and a half before Thanksgiving. The article focused on the impact of SNAP cuts one year after and can be found here:
Live Healthy! brings P.S. 109 students weekly classes that encourage healthy eating, active living, and mental wellbeing. Wellness Day underlines all three, with the 850 students and their families invited to take part in fun, engaging activities like Salsa Fitness, Strength Training, and Brain Gym, while following the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) mantra–Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible.
NYCP Featured in The Guardian’s story about SNAP cuts. Read the story here: www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/01/food-stamp-cuts-emergency-providers-brace