Press Release – New York, NY, January 10th, 2019--New York Common Pantry has announced that its pantry will provide free food to all Federal workers whose budgets are severely strained due to the government shutdown.
New York Common Pantry, known as one of the most innovative community-based food pantries in New York State, will open its kitchen at East Harlem at 8 East 109th Street Wednesday-Saturday from 10AM-3PM and in the Bronx at 1290 Hoe Avenue Thursday-Saturday from 10AM-2:30PM. Bags of food, including produce, dry goods and proteins, will be available to every New Yorker carrying a Federal Worker ID to help the community through this hard time. http://nycommonpantry.org/.
“While we are saddened by the current government shutdown, we are pleased to be able to step up and offer relief to these Federal Workers in NY who are experiencing hard times, stress and difficulties putting food on the table for their families,” says Stephen Grimaldi, Executive Director of New York Common Pantry.
New York Common Pantry reduces hunger while promoting dignity, health and self-sufficiency. In 2018 alone, the non-profit served over 6,000,000 meals, distributed $8.6 million in economic benefits and educated nearly 20,000 New Yorkers about nutrition and wellness. By linking New Yorkers to healthy food, economic benefits, and education on nutrition and wellness, NYCP makes the critical difference for so many to stay strong, healthy and self-sufficient.
This timely news comes just in advance of the 11th annual Fill The Bag Benefit on Tuesday, March 5th at Ziegfeld Ballroom in Manhattan. Funds raised through the Fill The Bag Benefit are as crucial as ever to enable New York Common Pantry to continue providing meals and services to at-risk individuals throughout NYC.
Please visit the following link for more information on New York Common Pantry: Fill the Bag Benefit and how to purchase tickets: https://ibidmobile.net/nycp/reservations