OUR SERVICES

LOOKING AT THE FUTURE

 

Our team spent time analyzing and studying the impact of our services on the people in our community hardest hit by the pandemic’s economic impact. Along with fellow anti-poverty advocates and medical institutions, we are looking to offer individual and group therapy sessions with certified professionals, cash assistance relief, nutritional workshops, cooking classes, and more in 2022.

IMG_2774.jpeg
IMG_2623.jpeg

CHILD NUTRITION MOBILE POP PANTRY AT LOCAL SCHOOL

 

We’ve been working in partnership with I.S. 528 and their staff, providing fresh, nutritious tote bags of groceries to 125 households with children enrolled in I.S. 528. We like to increase to 250 families weekly. We know that families with kids have been affected the hardest during the pandemic.

Administrative staff of I.S. 528 (Principal Pichardo, Mrs. Brito and Mrs. Perez) We couldn’t have done all this without the support of community organizations, the fierce advocacy of impacted community members, and the combined voice of so many New Yorkers!

9bc020e2d9771f4e6b1f86f8c99603bd-NYCLK2.png

BY THE NUMBERS

WITH YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT IN FISCAL YEAR 2021

WE DISTRIBUTED

8,438 MEALS AND

1,753,440 LBS OF FOOD

14,971 HOUSEHOLDS RELIED ON US EVERY WEEK

WE PARTNERED WITH

25 ORGANIZATIONS

IN OUR COMMUNITY INCLUDING SOUP KITCHENS, SCHOOLS, AND HOUSES OF WORSHIP TO NOURISH OUR COMMUNITY

OUR STAFF HELPED

400 HOUSEHOLDS RECEIVED CASH RELIEF PROVIDING

$40K IN ASSISTANCE

WE PROVIDED GROCERIES TO

6,122 SENIORS

AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

WE ENGAGED

210 VOLUNTEERS

WHO DONATED

9,919 HOURS OF WORK

NYC LOVE KITCHEN GRAPH.JPG

Hot meals- Grab and Go meals for Homeless

 

Serving Mon-Fri over 400+ homeless each day

800+ hot meals prepared and served a week

Currently refitting a van to use as hot meals mobile unit for serving hot food to homeless and needy population of WaHI

0BA48DA0-4D2C-4ADF-BE4B-D7D82465C417_1_105_c.jpeg

RE-ENGINEERING THE OPERATIONS

 

At the center of our operations, we added emergency pop-up pantries to serve 5,000+ households per pantry per week. Shahin Marjen joined our team in March as Director of mobile pantries.

Shahin oversees all of our pantry operations and has had countless experiences in the field that demonstrate the heart and grit of our staff. “In March, we started opening pop-ups, thinking we might need one or two pop-ups to meet the dramatic increase in need,” she said. “But we ended opening 5, they always move fast, and when participants reach the finish line, everyone has a smile under their masks. Our priority is not only to provide food but a welcoming, positive experience.”

IMG_1699_edited.jpg
IMG_0672.jpeg

SAFETY FIRST

 

The pop-up pantries are meant to serve much larger crowds than our traditional HUB pantries so safety has been paramount. They are located on open curbed streets. We choose among different kinds of produce, grains, and protein like eggs or chicken, shifting to pre-assembled bags that minimize physical contact. These additional safety measures require a herculean effort of 15 volunteers per pantry.

 

Shahin coordinates over 210 volunteers, some weeks requiring extra help from our wonderful community members.