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New York Common Pantry Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/18/2014: New York Common Pantry

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: NEW YORK COMMON PANTRY

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New York Common Pantry Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/18/2014: New York Common Pantry

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: NEW YORK COMMON PANTRY

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Physical Address: New York, NY 10029 3402
EIN: 13-3127972
Web URL: www.nycommonpantry.org 
NTEE Category: K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K31 Food Banks, Food Pantries
P Human Services
P85 Homeless Services/Centers
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E70 Public Health Program
Year Founded: 1980 
Ruling Year: 1982 
How This Organization Is Funded: Robin Hood Foundation - $425,000
HPNAP - $350,000
The Heckscher Foundation for Children - $379,672


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Mission Statement

The Yorkville Common Pantry (YCP) is dedicated to reducing hunger while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. YCP champions the cause of the hungry through food pantry and meal distribution programs, nutrition education, basic hygiene services, homeless support, and related services. YCP’s community based programs focus on East Harlem and other underserved communities throughout New York City.

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2012

Total Revenue $3,449,850
Total Expenses $3,657,419

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Leadership

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Mr. Stephen Grimaldi

Term:

Since Dec 2008

Leadership Statement:

Thirty years ago, when volunteers from East Side churches and synagogues formed YCP in response to the crisis of poverty and homelessness that government could not adequately address, they could not have imagined that hunger, food insecurity and the paradox of obesity in poor communities would still exist in our city. Nor would they have been able to imagine that three decades later, children still live in ‘food deserts’where fresh and healthy food is unavailable, or that the need would have grown exponentially so that YCP’s pantry program serves over 2 million meals a year to nearly 18,000 people.

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Programs

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Budget:
$3,627,019
Category:
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Yorkville Common Pantry operates a variety of programs to help reduce hunger while maintaining the dignity of the individual. We serve breakfast Monday through Friday mornings. After breakfast, people can take showers, do their laundry and see a case manager. Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings we serve dinner. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays we distribute three days worth of groceries to approximately 1200 households.

Program Long-Term Success:

In fiscal year 2007, we served over 1,500,000 meals with with the help of hundreds of volunteers contributing over 500 service hours every week throughout the year.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

YCP’s Pantry Program is New York City’s largest community-based food pantry and is designed to meet the needs of our families by providing culturally-appropriate and nutritiously-balanced food. Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, YCP distributes grocery packages to approximately 1,500 families. YCP’s Project Dignity is designed to meet other needs of homeless and hungry individuals in our community and consists of a range of services designed to meet the most basic needs of YCP’s clients - food, shelter, hygiene, medical services - as well as the larger, more challenging issues they face - long-term housing, health care, benefits and employment. The overall goal of the Program is to serve as a bridge back to health, well-being and self-sufficiency for our homeless and hungry clients.
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