West Side Campaign Against Hunger

by Leah Butz
West Side Campaign Against Hunger
263 West 86th Street
New York
Secondary Address
Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew Basement Level 263 West 86th Street

West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) alleviates hunger by ensuring all New Yorkers have access with dignity to a choice of healthy food and supportive services. WSCAH’s supermarket style pantry offers fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, protein, and dairy where customers can choose which foods best suit their diets and lifestyles. Beyond the provision of food, WSCAH offers a comprehensive suite of services aimed at helping customers on their journey to self-sufficiency. Benefits include: referrals to access shelter, substance abuse treatment, mental health services, financial counseling and tax preparation, educational programs, immigration legal assistance, and sign ups for health insurance, SNAP, SCRIE, and DRIE.

Phone Number
(212) 362-3662
Director, Manager or CEO
Chef Greg Silverman
Community members served per month
Volunteers per month
Number of staff/employees
Annual Budget
$4.6 million
Year Started
Major Funders
New York State (HPNAP), United Way (EFSP), Manhattan Borough President (DFTA), City Council (HRA), Achelis Bodman Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Bank of America, Columbia Community Service, Frances Lear Foundation, Helmsley Charitable Trust, Mazon, Robin Hood, Single Stop, Christ St. Stephens Episcopal, Brick Presbyterian, West End Presbyterian, West End Collegiate Church, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Congregation Emmanuel, Bloomberg LP, Con Edison, Morgan Stanley, Tiffany & Co.
Interesting Fact
Last year, we distributed over 1.6 million pounds of food (41% of which was fresh fruits and vegetables) to over 20,000 New Yorkers. We are aiming to expand that even more with the implementation of our Mobile Food FARMacia in partnership with New York Presbyterian Hospital!
Areas Served
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens
Core Programs
86th Street Market (supermarket style food pantry)
Mobile Market (takes our services on the road)
Social Services (counselors provide customers with access to essential benefits)
Culinary Pathways program (email Chef Elizabeth Richards erichards@wscah.org for more information)
Major Issues
Cooking Education/Skills
Food Assistance Programs (SNAP/WIC/EBT)
Food Pantry
Healthy Food Access
Hours of Operation
Monday 8:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM- 6:30 PM and Wednesday-Friday 8:00AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 - 3:00 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
Frequently used hashtags
#dignity #community #choice #endhunger#foodfri #foodpantry #mobilefoodpantry #chefmode #socialservices #feedinghungryNYers
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