TOGETHER WE CAN HELP NEW YORK CITYDuring the pandemic we at Nieves Lavi were looking for a way to support our community. We chose to support a local charitable organization that is hands-on in providing the most basic of needs; NY Common Pantry.
This holiday season we donated 5% of sales proceeds to the organization and will continue to support them by raising awareness via our newsletter and across social media.
Common Pantry Mission Statement
New York Common Pantry reduces hunger and promotes dignity, health and self-sufficiency.
New York Common Pantry works toward the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence for those we serve.
Their whole-person approach starts with food provision through the distribution of nutritious, fresh food pantry packages in Choice Pantry and hearty balanced breakfast and dinner in the Hot Meals program. Supplemental food is provided to seniors aged 60 and older through Nourish.
They go further to address the reasons for food insecurity with case management services through the help of Help 365, which assists Pantry visitors in gaining access to resources, and Project Dignity, which connects homeless visitors to resources. The third vital element in our whole-person approach is education offered through our Live Healthy! program. Live Healthy! teaches children and adults about the importance of a nutritionally sound diet and active living, as well as provides them with the skills necessary to make healthier choices for their families.