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The Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry seeks volunteers to make grocery deliveries to clients( LGBTQI+, Seniors, Immigrant Communities, Students, and other marginalized groups) who are unable to leave their home due to COVID-19. A car or other means of transportation is needed to carry the bags of groceries from the food pantry to clients households.
"Our entire service is contactless, meaning that you must stay 6 feet away from your recipient at every step of the delivery process. That includes both during the payment process (see #4) and making the delivery itself. When you get to your recipient’s door, knock or buzz, set down their groceries, have a chat through the closed door (if they open it, step back!), and head out. Do not enter the recipient’s apartment for any reason, including to help them put away their groceries. We know these precautions may make your deliveries feel a little impersonal, so we encourage you to chat with your recipients by phone as much as you both like. It’s important that everyone have a warm and friendly experience-while remaining safe"(Invisible Hands).
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
446 W 36TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10018, US
MCCNY Charities, Inc. encompasses the social service ministries of Metropolitan Community Church of New York (MCCNY). Through providing social services for the homeless and the hungry, including people living with HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) youth, and building a sense of community, MCCNY Charities, Inc. furthers the broader mission of MCCNY in bringing the world to just and right relationship. MCCNY Charities operates a shelter for LGBTQI+ homeless youth (Sylvia’s Place) and the Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry, which provides free groceries to low-income and HIV+ New Yorkers. We also host a number of additional services including a free health clinic for LGBTQI individuals.
Over 2 million New Yorkers struggle to afford enough food. Almost half of that number are children. The Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry is committed to making it easy for New Yorkers to get the healthy food they need, including fresh fruits and vegetables. Each New Yorker who utilizes our pantry leaves with enough food to feed a family of two. We also acknowledge that those living with HIV/AIDS have specific nutritional needs and are likely to struggle economically as well. Although MCCNY and The Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry have a well-known and longtime history within the LGBTQI community, we work with all low-income and marginalized people. The Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry seeks to continually broaden the sense of community that New York so readily embraces.
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446 West 36th StreetNew YorkNew York, NY 10018
April 6, 2020