Food Rescue

New York Common Pantry (NYCP) collects food throughout the year to stock the Pantry shelves.

To donate food, please fill out a Food Rescue Donation Form.

NYCP can provide acknowledgement letters or tax receipts for donations.

New York Common Pantry (NYCP) is one of the largest, most reputable Emergency Food Providers (EFPs) in New York City. Over 70% of the food we provide comes from donations made by community partners!

Excess food donated by Food Rescue partners is redistributed to individuals and families in need. This food is used in either our Hot Meals program—a soup kitchen that serves free breakfast and dinner—or Choice Pantry—a food pantry that provides grocery packages to up to 2,000 families per week.

We can accept one-time donations or establish ongoing donation partnerships. Our Food Rescue drivers are available from 8:00 am – 11:00 pm daily to pick up food throughout New York City.