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2014 Fill the Bag Benefit - Video

 


Faces of NYCP:  Meet Ricky
Ricky in the Hall

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
French Officials Vist 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.

French Officials Vist NY Common Pantry


We Are Redburn’s Charity of the Year!
About Redburn
We're proud to have been named Redburn's Charity of the Year for New York City.  Staff of the independent equities broker will take part in volunteer and fundraising projects with us over the next 12 months, and the company will make a cash award to support our programs.

Find out more about their charitable work here.   Thank you, Redburn!


Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED, Feeding America and
Target visit New York Common Pantry!
Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED, Feeding America and Target visit New York Common Pantry!

New York Common Pantry was treated to a visit from Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED, Feeding America, and Target.   Lauren's work with FEED provides food for children around the world, including here at our Pantry.   Check out Target's video above to see how Lauren worked with a Pantry member using the tablets to choose her food.


Our Fill the Bag Benefit
was a Great Success!
2013 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.


New York Common Pantry’s Board Chair discusses name change with The Wall Street Journal
“When Wendy A. Stein wants to find a bit of happiness, she bags onions ...”

New York Common Pantry’s Board Chair discusses name change with The Wall Street Journal

Read the Wall Street Journal article written by Melanie Grayce West.


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.


Sandy Relief Continues
New York struggles with the effects of Superstorm Sandy.  In line with our mission of serving the entire city, we will continue to provide storm relief through the first half of the year.  We are grateful for emergency funding from the Robin Hood Foundation and the Heckscher Foundation for Children as well as the many other contributions that will make this possible.

Since November, we have sent thousands of bagged meals as well as tons of other food and supplies to areas affected by Sandy.  We encourage you to continue collecting food or supplies; as needs change regularly, please check the current needs listed here before you begin.  If you have questions please do not hesitate to call (917) 720-1729 or e-mail sandyrelief@nycommonpantry.org.

Please consider making a donation to help support our relief efforts or general operations, and we will put your good will to work.



Fill the Bag Benefit
March 7, 2013
Benefit Video

2013 Fill the Bag Benefit from New York Common Pantry on Vimeo.



Benefit Photos


















Fresh Direct
Our partnership with FreshDirect continues.  We are grateful to the many people who have purchased FreshDirect gift cards for $25, $50, or $100 that come straight to NY Common Panty, allowing us to add that amount, pre-paid, to our food order for distribution through the Pantry.

You can purchase gift cards at www.freshdirect.com/ycp in time for our major food distribution period through Thanksgiving and the Holidays.  Thanks to FreshDirect and our donors!





Videos

2014 - This year's Benefit the Most Successful to Date


NYCP 2014 from Alexander Meillier on Vimeo.




2013 - Our Fill the Bag Benefit was a Big Success


2013 Fill the Bag Benefit from New York Common Pantry on Vimeo.




2012 Pantry Member Video Spotlight


2012 Benefit Video. Other videos from New York Common Pantry on Vimeo.




View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.




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ARD German TV reports at Common Pantry!





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