Our Help 365 program ensures that we have food for hungry New Yorkers every day of the year. One of the easiest ways to volunteer is to
make sandwiches for this brown bag program and bring them to the Help 365 service window Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM or Sunday
4:00 to 8:00 PM. Sandwiches can be any kind but must be sealed individually (preferably in zip-lock bags). We can generally
accept 1-200 sandwiches. To ensure that we are providing fresh sandwiches that are up to all health and food safety standards, anyone
preparing sandwiches must wear gloves and hats or hairnets with their hair pulled back.
Donate New Clothing!
Due to storage limitations, the Common Pantry accepts donations of new clothing only. Please contact Jen Winter, Development Associate
for Volunteer Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (917) 720-9710 to coordinate this donation.
In honor of a long-time supporter, the Common Pantry has named its holiday drive the Larry Morales Toy Drive. When Larry and his
wife Doreen (a dedicated Common Pantry board member), first walked into the Pantry in December of 1983 they noticed a small tree with
3-4 gifts underneath while a group of 50 boys and girls eagerly lined up for a gift. For Larry and Doreen, this was
a call to action.
What followed was a 25-year tradition; the Morales Annual Holiday Party where friends were invited to come share in some holiday
cheer and provide 2 or 3 gifts for the children in need at the Common Pantry. Larry Morales passed away in April of 2010 and to
honor his role in helping provide thousands of children with holiday gifts, we ask you to contribute to the
Larry Morales Toy Drive.
For more information and to schedule a pick up please contact Jen Winter at (917) 720-9710 or
. The final day for pick is Wednesday, December 17th 2014.