MCCNY- Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry

MCCNY- Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry
Organization Name:
MCCNY- Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry
Primary Address 1:
446 West 36th Street, Ground Floor
Primary Address City:
New York
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Long Organization Description:

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.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 629-7440
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Mike Easterling and Sergio Mota
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Interesting Fact About the Organization:
LGBTQI+ Pioneer Sylvia Rivera served at the church and worked in the Food Pantry. After her death on February 19, 2002, Rev Pat Bumgardner, senior Pastor at MCCNY, renamed The Sylvia Rivera Memorial Food Pantry and began Sylvia’s Place to provide further support to New York City’s LGBTQI+ low income and homeless youth.
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Major Funders:
DOH, NYS Health, United Way of NYC, Food Bank for NYC, Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids, City Harvest, Chelsea and Hudson Yards Innovation Grant, The New York State LGBT Heath and Human Services Network, Ryan Murphy Television.
Organization Type:
Food Pantry
About the Organization:
The Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry meets the nutritional needs of a diverse group of low-income, working poor and HIV+ individuals and families in an environment of respect and confidentiality. Last year, The Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry served over 170,000 pounds of food and offered thousands of referrals to culturally-competent community partners.
Latest Project:
Reduce food inequalities among PWA/HIV and build a sense of community in the LGBTQI+ community through nutritional programing.
Areas Served:
Core Programs:
Homeless youth services, mental health, food pantry, STI/HIV services, Transgender community support group, LGBTQI+ safe space
Major Issues:
Food Assistance Programs (SNAP/WIC/EBT), Health Inequity, Socioeconomic Health Disparities
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Friday 1pm-3pm: Hot meal/lunch program; Thursday mornings 9am-10am: Public food pantry; Tuesday-Friday 12pm-1pm: People with AIDS/HIV Food pantry; Last Tuesday of the month 5pm: Community dinner.
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
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