Charity ReviewIssued: August 2015 Expires: August 2017
New York Common Pantry
Standards for Charity Accountability
New York Common Pantry meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
NYCP is dedicated to reducing hunger while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. NYCP champions the cause of the hungry through food pantry and meal distribution programs, nutrition education, basic hygiene services, homeless support, and related services.
Incorporated: 1982 in NY
Also Known As: NY Common Pantry
Choice Pantry Program is New York City’s largest community-based food pantry and is designed to meet the needs of our families by providing culturally-appropriate and nutritiously-balanced food. Members receive a bag of nutritious groceries once every 14 days. Participants choose culturally appropriate, nutritionally balanced food packages. They can order their food in advance via our website or order on-site by using wireless touch-screen tablets. Volunteers pack each bag according to each Pantry member’s specifications with selections in each of the major food groups. Pet food is also available. Help 365 Case managers can: enroll guests in food stamps (SNAP) and Medicaid on site; assist with applying for Supplementary Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSD), Public assistance, Medicare, Unemployment, assurance phones, and other benefits; provide assistance in obtaining birth certificates and New York State Identification. Hot Meals Program serves hot breakfast five days a week and hot dinner three days a week. Brown bag meals are distributed evenings that we do not serve dinner. Project Dignity provides hot showers, laundry service, a mailing address, and haircuts for homeless individuals. The Program Coordinator can also assist with housing, shelter, substance abuse treatment, employment programs, educational programs, counseling services, or psychiatric services. Live Healthy! encourages participants to embrace healthy eating, active living, resiliency skills, and social support to improve overall quality of life.
CEO: Mr. Stephen Grimaldi, Executive Director Compensation:* $185,554
Board Chair: Mr. Michael Fitzsimons Business Affiliation: DeskNet, Inc.
Board Size: 22
Staff: 39* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 7.27%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on New York Common Pantry Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Monday, June 30, 2014.
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