It is exactly what its name implies – a charity organization that helps thousands of families with one of the most basic needs in New York City. It does however go beyond just food. This charity is about helping people promoting dignity and self sufficiency aside from reducing hunger.
Yorkville Common Pantry or YCP began as a small neighborhood soup kitchen. They began serving 3,000 families. Now they assist over 30,000 families with food, education in nutrition, hygiene and other services for the homeless.
YCP needs donations. There are many people who can barely eat in the city. Some must forfeit buying food in order to avoid losing their home. Some are stretching their food to last a month instead of a day or two. Every little bit helps.
If you are looking for a worthy cause, this is a good one. You never know when you yourself may need a hand up, so do help where you can.
Originally posted on December 26, 2006 @ 2:57 pm