French Officials Visit NY Common Pantry

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From left to right:  Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York City – Neill Bogan, Director of Development
and Communications – Wendy A. Stein, Board Chair – Guillaume Garot, France’s Minister of State for the Agrifood Sector –
Daniel Reyes, Director of Programs and Operations – Christophe Malvezin, Agricultural Counselor at the French
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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 about our Choice Pantry system, food rescue efforts, and other programs that work to reduce hunger and promote dignity and self-sufficiency for residents of New York City.

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We Are Redburn’s Charity of the Year!

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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!

Our Fill the Bag Benefit was a Great Success!

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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. Altfest, who received the Founder Award.  Community Partner Awards were presented to Fairway Market and Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED.

2013 Fill the Bag Benefit from New York Common Pantry on Vimeo.

View the video and photos from the Benefit here.

Common Pantry receives Kathy Goldman Innovation Award from Food Bank For New York City

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 Pantry and other innovations.

Pantry Direct offers our Pantry members the convenience of choosing their food online. The Common Pantry is honored to receive this award from Food Bank for New York City.