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New York Common Pantry

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Hunger


8 East 109th StreetNew York, NY 10029 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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


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 (, though we will also advertise opportunities through VolunteerMatch,


Would you recommend New York Common Pantry?
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by Janel N. (July 17, 2017)
I would recommend this organization to a friend because it was an amazing experience to help those in need.This was my very first volunteer experience I had no idea I would have so much joy and happiness helping people. It was also great because I worked along side other volunteers with the same joy and purpose as me.

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