Food Bank For New York City will hold a mobile food pantry at Lincoln Center to distribute food to approximately 500 families. Food offered will include fresh produce, shelf-stable pantry items, and 20,000 pounds of meat donated by Tyson Foods.
Anyone in need may stop by to receive fresh meat from Tyson, fresh produce, and shelf stable pantry items.
- No ID or proof of need required.
- Event will go on rain or shine. Please bring water and be prepared for all weather.
- Bring your own cart and mask.
- Participants must wear masks and maintain 6 ft of social distance at all times.
With the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic putting many people out of work and rapidly increasing the need for assistance, the demand on the emergency food network has surged. Food Bank For New York City reports that the vast majority of soup kitchens and food pantries have been serving more New Yorkers during the pandemic than they were previously: many agencies have seen their number of visitors double. Even before COVID-19, the demand for food was already high: nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers were already food insecure.
This event will take place on Wednesday, July 29 at 11am. Enter Lincoln Center at 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.Get the Upper West Side newsletter: