Pace Students Are Helping to End Hunger in NYC

Hunger Action Month has brought up some shocking statistics about hunger in New York City – for example, did you know that 1.5 million New York City residents, 1 in 4 of which are children, live in households facing food insecurity?1

Throughout this month, we’ve asked students to learn about hunger through our social media education campaigns, make small changes to help alleviate hunger in NYC, and take action to support NYC Food Secure 2018. But sometimes, the best way to truly understand hunger is to see and serve those who are hungry in our community, and this week, that’s just what these fabulous Pace University students did!

On September 18th, 8 student volunteers joined the CCAR to serve dinner to some of those 1.5 million hungry New Yorkers. From 4-6:30, the students donned gloves, aprons, and hairnets, and put together plates of food (and handed out cupcakes donated from Sprinkles!) to over 200 individuals and families at New York Common Pantry, New York City’s largest community-based food pantry. New York Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout NYC while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency, and serves almost 85,000 hot meals per year to those in need.

Laura showing the cupcakes she helped to serve to hungry NYC residents while volunteering with New York Common Pantry & the CCAR. Two volunteers from Pace University serve dinner to hungry New Yorkers at NY Common Pantry.

Want to help end hunger by joining the CCAR at our next volunteer event? We’ll be returning to New York Common Pantry on Friday, October 4th from 10:45am-2:30pm to help pack and distribute grocery packages. Email to learn more or to sign up!