Who in New York has spare time these days, or ever, now that we think about it? Nobody, that’s who and that’s why we are so impressed at how many of our Fashion Award Cleaners customers manage to make time in their busy schedules to so many wonderful organizations.
Most of the year, just sending a check will get the job done, but at this time of year showing up in person to lend a hand can be even more important when food charities feed the hungry. Here are just three of the many groups who need your help:
Yorkville Common Pantry
The Yorkville Common Pantry has been helping hungry New Yorkers for more than three decades. On an average weekday, the pantry, which pays special attention to nutrition and strives to make meals as healthy as possible, serves dinner to around 350 people, so help is needed to serve food and hand out groceries from the pantry.
8 East 109th St., between Fifth and Madison Avenues (212-410-2264)
God’s Love We Deliver
If you have a car, or the ability to rent one for a few hours, sign up at to help God’s Love We Deliver to transport baskets of food to people’s homes. Drivers are needed to deliver specially-decorated gift baskets, plus the regular three course meal, to more than 1,500 homebound New Yorkers. All you need is a car and knowledge of the city streets or Google maps.
Help out by donating a box of canned goods at one of the many participating locations: any FDNY or NYPD station, any New York City Modell’s Sporting Goods store or MCU branch locations, or the Daily News building lobby at 4 New York Plaza. Find a list of the most needed items here. City Harvest also lists numerous other ways to help .