Faces of NYCP: Meet Ricky
Ricky was a part of New York City's workforce for many years. Born in Hell's Kitchen and a New Yorker all his life, Ricky says
he first went to work in his father's construction business, and later worked for both financial firms and newspapers. Ricky
has a small apartment near our building on 109th Street but little income at this point in his life. After he pays rent he has
little money left over for food, so he comes to New York Common Pantry for hot meals several times a week. Today we meet an
increasing number of seniors like Ricky, who've made their contribution to the city and now need our help.
French Officials Visit NY Common Pantry
From left to right: Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York City - Neill Bogan, Director of Development
and Communications - Wendy A. Stein, Board Chair - Guillaume Garot, France's Minister of State for the Agrifood Sector -
Daniel Reyes, Director of Programs and Operations - Christophe Malvezin, Agricultural Counselor at the French
Embassy in Washington
NY Common Pantry was honored to welcome a visit on July 2, 2013 by Guillaume Garot, France's Minister of State for the Agrifood Sector,
along with Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York City, and other guests who toured the Pantry to learn about
our programs and the people we serve.
We were proud to help them learn about our Choice Pantry system, food rescue efforts,
and other programs that work to reduce hunger and promote dignity and self-sufficiency for residents of New York City.
Our Fill the Bag Benefit
was a Great Success!
Our annual Fill the Bag Benefit was one of our most successful! Board Chair Wendy A. Stein and Executive Director Stephen Grimaldi
unveiled our name change to New York Common Pantry! Maurice DuBois, WCBS-TV news anchor, was Master of Ceremonies and Karl Green,
Director of Furniture and Decorative Arts for Bonhams in New York, served as auctioneer.
Honorees included Dr. Karen C. Altfest, who received the Founder Award. Community Partner Awards were presented to Fairway Market
and Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED.
2013 Fill the Bag Benefit from New York Common Pantry on Vimeo.
View the video and photos from the Benefit here.
Common Pantry receives Kathy Goldman Innovation Award
from Food Bank For New York City
New York Common Pantry is the proud recipient of Food Bank For New York City’s Kathy Goldman Innovation Award. Formerly called the Member
of the Year Award, it was renamed this year to celebrate Kathy Goldman, founder of Food Bank For New York City. The Common Pantry
received this prestigious award for Pantry Direct, the technology component of our Choice Pantry and other innovations.
Pantry Direct offers our Pantry members the convenience of choosing their food online. The Common Pantry is honored to receive this
award from Food Bank for New York City.