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Assist At a Food Pantry and Deliver Meals


Assist At a Food Pantry and Deliver Meals

United Jewish Council (UJC) serves as a coordinating body of neighborhood, secular, civic and fraternal organizations. Formed in 1971 by neighborhood leaders and residents, the UJC works to preserve and stabilize the Lower East Side of Manhattan community through the provision of a wide range of human services and community development programs. While the majority of programs are oriented to the needs of the seniors, UJC also operates a wide range of programs for families and children.

WHAT: Help at a UJC food pantry and on walking deliveries to clients.

Tasks include:
- Sorting and stocking pantry shelves
- Packing grocery items for delivery
- Delivering food packages on walking routes (group volunteers split up)
- Bending and lifting heavy materials

Training and carts are provided. Shifts are rain or shine, and involve walking within approximately 60 minutes of UJC. Large groups must be willing to split up on delivery routes.

WHERE: 15-17 Willett Street/Bialystoker Place, NYC, NY 10002

WHEN: Volunteers should be available 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., during any dates February 17 - February 19, and weekdays March 3 - April 2

TO APPLY: Volunteers must be 18+ years old. Please mention specific dates that you are available for in your application. Sign up on your own, or with friends, family, or coworkers (groups of 8 max) by completing an online application form at

*This is not a New York Cares project*


United Jewish Council of Lower East Side runs senior recreation centers as well as social services, food assistance, and home healthcare programs. New York Cares partners with this organization and others to address hunger in all five boroughs.