An Uncommon Solution to Hunger
NYCP Unveils Nourish — A New Program
Providing Food to Seniors


Did you know that in 2014, 10% of seniors living in New York City were food insecure* and that nearly 20% of the city's seniors live below the federal poverty line**?

In order to better address the food and nutrition needs of this crucial part of our population, New York Common Pantry (NYCP) has established Nourish, a new program to distribute food and provide nutrition education to low-income senior citizens in four of the city's boroughs.

Nourish is a Commodity Supplementary Food Program, funded by the USDA and NYS Department of Health, that works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods.

To find out if Nourish services are right for your household or your program for seniors, call 917-982-1564 or visit Nourish's Participant Enrollment site, at 423 East 138th Street in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.  The site is conveniently located down the block from the Brook Avenue stop on the 6 train, and provides space for seniors living nearby to enroll and receive food packages and nutrition education, as well as office and classroom space.  A Warehouse site, located at 420 Hunts Point Avenue in the Hunt's Point section of the Bronx allows NYCP to accept food shipped from NY State facilities, the USDA as well as our own Choice Pantry suppliers, and to transfer it to our delivery vans for distribution at over 70 community partner sites around the city.  When fully operational, the program is expected to reach 13,504 seniors each month.

NYCP Named The Gold Prize Winner For the 2015 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards
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To read the press release, click here.


In Loving Memory of Pat Kelly
In Loving Memory of Pat Kelly

The Board and Staff of New York Common Pantry mourn the loss of our dear Pat.  She taught us how to treat those who come for help with compassion and respect and they and we responded with love for her.  Pat volunteered each Thursday for many years helping guests in our Pantry program, and was an important member of our Board of Directors for over 20 years.  She will continue to represent the spirit of our Pantry.