New York Common Pantry

We collect donations of non-perishable food each month to support the NYCP's efforts to feed the hungry in our neighborhood.

Shaaray Tefila is a founding sponsor of NYCP, located at 8 East 109th Street. NYCP is the largest neighborhood-based non-residential provider of emergency food in the city. Founded in 1980 by a coalition of East Side churches and synagogues, every week NYCP provides emergency food on a 24/7 basis; serves hot meals; distributes groceries to needy families; operates a weekend food pantry for low-income families; and provides homeless men and women with clothing, shower and laundry facilities, a mail center and psychiatric care. 

Check the weekly eNews for specific food items needed each month, and drop them off in the NYCP bin in the Temple lobby. Or, bring any of the following at any time: cereal, canned tuna, boxes of shelf-stable low-fat milk (Parmalat), dry or canned beans and canned vegetables or fruits (in extra light or no syrup).