8 East 109th Street
New York, 10029
Description of Organization:
New York Common Pantry works toward the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence for those we serve. Our whole-person approach starts with food provision through the distribution of nutritious, fresh food pantry packages in Choice Pantryand hearty balanced breakfast and dinner in the Hot Meals program. Supplemental food is provided to seniors aged 60 and older through Nourish. We then go further to address the reasons for food insecurity with case management services through the help of Help 365, which assists Pantry visitors in gaining access to resources, and Project Dignity, which connects homeless visitors to resources. The third vital element in our whole-person approach is education offered through our Live Healthy! program. Live Healthy! teaches children and adults about the importance of a nutritionally sound diet and active living, as well as provides them with the skills necessary to make healthier choices for their families.
Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Onsite opportunities for volunteering: help serve hot meals, including breakfast and dinner, help pack groceries for families, help pack groceries for seniors.
Offsite opportunities for volunteering: donating sandwiches, collecting and donating food and/or hygiene kits.
Minimum Age to Volunteer:
14, 12-13 with adult
Offer family volunteer opportunities?