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Kitchen Prep at New York Common Pantry


Kitchen Prep at New York Common Pantry

Help the staff chef at New York Common Pantry prepare meals in advance for the pantry's Hot Meal Program. Tasks will include preparing ingredients, cleaning, and organizing kitchen storage spaces.

The Hot Meal Program serves more than 1,000 meals every week to anyone in need of nutritious prepared foods.
Volunteers will be guided by a professional chef, but ideally should have cooking skills or some interest in cooking.


Established in 1980, New York Common Pantry (NYCP) (formerly Yorkville Common Pantry) is one of the largest single-site community-based food pantries in New York City. Every year, NYCP provides over 600,000 meals to individuals and families throughout its neighborhood of East Harlem and the Upper East Side. NYCP strives to promote the dignity and self-sufficiency of homeless individuals. In addition to meeting its clients’ basic needs, NYCP offers counseling, medical care, nutrition education, and other services to achieve this mission.