Off-Site Opportunities

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

Below is our School Year calendar with monthly themes. We welcome other items, provided they meet our nutrition standards.

To schedule pick up of large donations, call Robert Brown at (917)510-7677 or email

Pick up hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

For questions about donating food or starting a Food Drive for NYCP, call our Volunteer Line at (917)720-9710 or email

Make Sandwiches

One of the easiest ways to volunteer is to make sandwiches for our Brown Bag program through Help 365 and bring them to the service window Thursday through Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00pm or Sunday 2:00pm to 6:00 PM.  Sandwiches can be any kind but must be sealed individually (preferably in zip-lock bags).  We can generally accept 1-200 sandwiches.  To ensure that we are providing fresh sandwiches that are up to all health and food safety standards, anyone preparing sandwiches must wear gloves and hats or hairnets with their hair pulled back.


Toy Drive

In honor of a long-time supporter, New York Common Pantry has named its holiday toy drive the Larry Morales Toy Drive.  When Larry and his wife Doreen (a dedicated NYCP Board Member), first walked into the Pantry in December of 1983 they noticed a small tree with 3-4 gifts underneath while a group of 50 boys and girls eagerly lined up for a gift.  For Larry and Doreen, this was a call to action.

What followed was a 30-year tradition; the Morales Annual Holiday Party where friends were invited to come share in some holiday cheer and provide 2 or 3 gifts for the children in need at the Common Pantry.  Larry Morales passed away in April of 2010 and to honor his role in helping provide thousands of children with holiday gifts, we ask you to contribute to the Larry Morales Toy Drive.

For more information and to schedule a pick up please contact Neill Bogan at (917)720-9707 or  The final day for pick-up is Wednesday, December 14th, 2016.

Turkey Drive

The annual Turkey Drive starts in late August and continues until Thanksgiving.  Contact Neill Bogan at (917)720-9707, or at for more information about how to make a monetary donation.