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ORGANIZATION: New York Common Pantry

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New York Common Pantry works toward the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence for those we serve. Our whole-person approach starts with food provision through the distribution of nutritious, fresh food pantry packages in Choice Pantry and hearty balanced breakfast and dinner in the Hot Meals program.

As a volunteer, you will help provide free packages to low income families. Specific tasks include unloading trucks, lifting boxes up to 40 pounds, packing produce, and other activities as needed. Volunteers for this project must be comfortable with standing for 4.5 hours and lifting at least 40 pounds and be at least 16 years old (with parental consent if under 18). Please wear closed toed shoes (such as sneakers) and comfortable clothing that can get dirty.

Please note that due to COVID-19 all volunteers must wear masks (we can supply) at all times. We have gloves hand sanitizer and the facilities are cleaned regularly. In an effort to minimize exposure all staff and volunteers are working on shifts. Volunteers must be 16 (with parental consent) plus.

2 Shifts

  • 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Any day, Mon. through Fri. Help unload trucks, sort, and organize groceries. Volunteers must be available for the full shift. Heavy lifters preferred.
  • afternoon / 12:30 PM to 04:00 PM
    Any day, Mon. through Fri. Help unload trucks, sort, and organize groceries. Volunteers must be available for the full shift. Heavy lifters preferred.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About New York Common Pantry

Location:

8 East 109th Street, New York, NY 10029, US

Mission Statement

The New York Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency.

Description

New York Common Pantry works toward the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence for those we serve. Our whole-person approach starts with food provision through the distribution of nutritious, fresh food pantry packages in Choice Pantry and hearty balanced breakfast and dinner in the Hot Meals program. Supplemental food is provided to seniors aged 60 and older through Nourish.

We then go further to address the reasons for food insecurity with case management services through the help of Help 365, which assists Pantry visitors in gaining access to resources, and Project Dignity, which connects homeless visitors to resources. The third vital element in our whole-person approach is education offered through our Live Healthy! program. Live Healthy! teaches children and adults about the importance of a nutritionally sound diet and active living, as well as provides them with the skills necessary to make healthier choices for their families.

All future volunteer opportunities can be found here (https://nycommonpantry.volunteerhub.com/), though we will also advertise opportunities through VolunteerMatch,

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

8 East 109th streetNew York, NY 10029

(40.79581,-73.94923)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • 3.5 Hours
  • Volunteers must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

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