Often we here parishioners asking, “How can I help the homeless and needy?” In this time of Covid, it is often difficult to help in person but you can help by providing valuable monetary donations. Members of our Social Concerns Committee will be at the doors following each Mass on Food Sundays, usually the first Sunday of the month, to collect money to support the efforts of the New York Common Pantry. The fresh, healthy food and social services provided by the NYCP makes a difference for families and individuals all year round. Please be generous. Your contribution makes a difference.
You can make a donation through WeShare. Click here to make your donation. St. Vincent Ferrer sends all the funds collected directly to the New York Common Pantry on behalf of our parishioners.
New York Common Pantry
NYCP Mission Statement
New York Common Pantry reduces hunger and promotes dignity, health and self-sufficiency.
NYCP General Information
New York Common Pantry works toward the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence for those we serve. Our whole-person approach starts with food provision through the distribution of nutritious, fresh food pantry packages in Choice Pantry and hearty balanced breakfast and dinner in the Hot Meals program. Supplemental food is provided to seniors aged 60 and older through Nourish.
We then go further to address the reasons for food insecurity with case management services through the help of Help 365, which assists Pantry visitors in gaining access to resources, and Project Dignity, which connects homeless visitors to resources. The third vital element in our whole-person approach is education offered through our Live Healthy! program. Live Healthy! teaches children and adults about the importance of a nutritionally sound diet and active living, as well as provides them with the skills necessary to make healthier choices for their families.