No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to donate $2,000 to the Gotham Food Pantry, a grassroots organization affiliated with All Souls Church. The pantry is committed to eliminating food insecurity across New York City’s five boroughs through a hyper-local, sustainable approach that empowers historically underserved communities. Gotham Food Pantry will use the funds to establish community refrigerators in a low-income city housing complex in Upper Manhattan that is home to over 1300 residents.
“By bridging the divide between the city’s largest food rescue organizations and mutual aid feeding initiatives, we aim to expedite distribution, reduce food waste, and expand access to nutritious food for those in need,” said Douglas Silver, president and co-founder of Gotham Food Pantry.
NCGH Founder and Director Rev. Kären Rasmussen says she is thrilled to see the successful little free pantry model expand to include community fridges.
“Supporting food-insecure families means more than making pantry items available to them,” said Rasmussen. “It means nutritious foods, vegetables, baby formula, and healthy liquids. Community Fridges allow generous neighbors to ensure that kids in need have access to healthy, balanced foods. I am thrilled to offer a grant to the Gotham Food Pantry and support its inspiring and innovative commitment to those in need.”
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