Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Sort at New York Common Pantry - Afternoon Shift


Sort at New York Common Pantry - Afternoon Shift

Get involved with this busy pantry project at New York Common Pantry and help distribute food to some of the 1,500+ families that are served every week. Volunteers will be taking orders from the clients, filling orders, re-stocking and re-bagging produce
• comfortable standing for long periods

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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.