NY Common Pantry

NY Common Pantry
Organization Name:
NY Common Pantry
Primary Address 1:
8 East 109th Street
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
Primary Address Zip:
Other Locations 1:
423 East 138th St., 2nd floor
Bronx, NY 10454
Other Locations 2:
1290 Hoe Ave.
Bronx, NY 10459
Long Organization Description:

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

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Stephen Grimaldi, Executive Director
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
1,975,171 pounds of food distributed
70,007 individuals served through 362,958 visits
185 sites in four New York City boroughs served directly
Community members (approx.):
On average, 5,800 individuals per month
Year Started:
Major Funders:
Government Programs
$2,141,457 | 29%

Corporations & Foundations
$1,699,454 | 23%

$1,690,339 | 23%
Organization Type:
New York Common Pantry is one of New York City’s largest single-site community based food pantries.
About the Organization:
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. Since opening in 1980 as a small neighborhood pantry serving 30 families, what was originally called Yorkville Common Pantry has grown into New York City’s most innovative emergency food provider offering meals and support services to nearly 400,000 individuals.
Latest Project:
EXPAND CITYWIDE. The strategic plan called for New York Common Pantry to expand our programs in measured steps to reach the entire city. In 2016 we opened our first two satellite locations in the
Bronx and began planning for a third, while delivering mobile services in four of the five boroughs of New York City, as well as operating our home site in Manhattan.
Areas Served:
Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens
Core Programs:
Choice Pantry provides hearty balanced breakfast and dinner in the Hot Meals program.

Nourish food provides supplemental food packages to seniors aged 60 and older through the Commodity Supplementary Food Program, funded by the USDA and NYS Department of Health.

Help 365 assists Pantry visitors in gaining access to resources, and address the reasons for food insecurity with case management services.

Project Dignity connects homeless visitors to resources.

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.
Major Issues:
Reduce hunger and promote dignity and self-sufficiency
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