32%

NYC residents are facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis

SCHOOL MEALS 2 PANTRIES

PARTNERING NYC SCHOOLS WITH NEIGHBORHOOD PANTRIES TO COMBAT FOOD INSECURITY

Our WORK

NYC is experiencing the greatest challenge of food insecurity since the Great Depression. We want to help our neighbors in need - so we've established a partnership between schools and neighborhood food pantries to help facilitate the current DOE program to provide free meals to those in need.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
HOW WE HELP

Our team of volunteers picks up a prearranged set of prepared and packaged meals from local schools provided by the DOE’s Office of Nutrition and Food Services. Our team of volunteers then delivers the meals to our partnering neighborhood pantries that are stressed by the increased number of clients during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are expanding so we need more help! Please consider volunteering to make an impact in your local neighborhood. 

WHO WE ARE

School Meals 2 Pantries is 100% volunteer-based! It was started by Bernard Winter, a newly retired school teacher, and has grown to over 15 volunteers. If you want to help please reach out to us today and start making a difference in your neighborhood. We are currently looking for help on the Upper West Side.

OUR IMPACT

MEALS

7,200+

MEALS PROVIDED TO DATE DURING THE

2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

PANTRIES

4

WE ARE HELPING PANTRIES MEET THEIR DEMAND THAT HAS TRIPLED DURING COVID-19 

POUNDS OF FOOD

6,600+

POUNDS OF FOOD DELIVERED TO DATE DURING THE

2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

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UPDATES

P.S. 75

We are expanding to P.S. 75, located at 735 West End Avenue, on 95th street.

 

We are assembling new teams to handle the pickups. Pickups have begun at P.S. 75 on Thursdays and Fridays at 11 am.

 

Volunteers are needed to bring this site to a full five day schedule.

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P.S. 163

We are expanding to P.S. 163, located at 163 West 97th Street, Amsterdam Avenue. 

We are assembling new teams to handle the pickups. Pickups have begun at P.S. 163 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am. 

 

Volunteers are needed to bring this site to a full five day schedule.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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Ray Luetters
St. Michael’s Church

Thanks in part to this program, we have been able to significantly expand our weekly offerings, ultimately feeding more than 1,000 people in our community. 

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Pastor Danielle Miller
Advent Lutheran Church

This amazing initiative has greatly helped us meet the growing need of our community.

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Claire Lowenstein
Principal, PS 333

If this kind of initiative were to be established city-wide I am certain that it would go far to alleviate the strain that our neighborhood food pantries are undergoing