New York Common Pantry strives to both reduce hunger through directly providing food to those who need it and to reduce food waste. We can do both!
Did you know:
- 40% of the US population is food insecure
- 40% of the food produced each year in the U.S. ends up in a landfill or is left to rot in the field
To reduce both, New York Common Pantry works with corporate partners and individuals to “rescue” food that would otherwise go into a landfill.
Due to COVID-19 We will be temporarily adjusting our food donation program at New York Common Pantry. While we will still be receiving and distributing food at this time, this will result in short-term adjustments to our food deliveries and pick-up operations. Please see below for a list of changes, effective 3/16/2020. These adjustments are only temporary, and we look forward to getting back to our normal operations soon.
Pick-up/Drop-off of Food:
We have disabled our online food donation scheduling, and we will only be able to pick up donations with our vehicles on a case by case basis.
We encourage drop-offs of donations instead, including prepared foods, sandwiches and lunch kits onsite.
Please note that we might decline some deliveries if we are at full capacity.
We are limiting the amount of fresh produce we receive or pick up currently (due to our limited services and its perishability).
Hours for Donation Drop-Offs:
Monday to Thursday 9:30am and 3:30pm
8 east 109th Street
New York, NY 10029
Food Donation Pick-Up Enquiry:
In order to minimize contamination, we strongly encourage following best practices and adhering to food safety standards when preparing or donating food. This includes proper hand washing, using gloves, wearing hairnets.
You can also send food directly to us through Amazon here.