New York Food for New York Families

New York Common Pantry has been selected to participate in the New York Food for New York Families (NYFNYF) program!

This program enables us to create partnerships to support local and traditionally disadvantaged farmers and food producers by purchasing their food. NYCP will use this food to feed our guests, bringing a whole new meaning to “farm-to-table” for the communities we serve.  New York State is providing more than $40 million to 102 organizations across the state to support this initiative.

See below for some of the farmers and food producers we are supporting.

Sweet Spice & Honey, Halal Baked Goods

Sweet Spice & Honey, Halal Baked Goods
Sweet Spice & Honey (SS&H) has been a purveyor of artisanal halal baked goods since 2009.  Owner and baker, Amatullah Jabriel, began the business making two varieties of bread; the selection has grown to include 25 sweet and savory baked goods and she is ever expanding its menu of offered items.  All SS&H baked goods are made from locally-sourced ingredients from the NY Tri-state area, are high-quality ingredients, are traceable having a one-country origin for ingredients that are not local, and never include high fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives, colorants or flavors.  Their baked goods have been sold in several high-end specialty food stores and SS&H has been resident baker to six farmers markets in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  They currently can be found at the Bushwick Farmers Market in Brooklyn.  NYCP is proud to offer their delicious breads to our Choice Pantry guests to savor.  “I want the women coming here to know that these were baked with love and with every bite to know ‘they are enough,'” says Amatullah.