Volunteer opportunity description

This is a great activity to complete while sheltering-inplace at home. Please mail completed notes to our
Community Kitchen (address below). Once you have mailed your note(s), email volunteer@foodbanknyc.org
with the following information: (1) number of notes sent; (2) return address included on envelope; (3) date of
postmark. Notes will be hand-distributed to clients who visit our network of food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the five boroughs.

ATTN: Charles Martinez
Dear New York
Community Kitchen of West Harlem
252 W. 116th Street
New York, NY 10026

Our staff team will hand-distribute notes to clients who come to pick up to-go meals and pantry bags
from our Community Kitchen in Harlem, as well as our network of soup kitchens and food pantries
across the five boroughs. Our clients include families, seniors, students, those who may already
have been facing challenges prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, and also those who may be making use of
our services for the first time since losing jobs or businesses during the past few weeks. Because we
cannot know the personal circumstances of each New Yorker who visits our sites, we ask that you
address each note anonymously (for example, to "a neighbor," "a friend," or "a fellow New Yorker")
and use content appropriate for any potential recipient.

We will credit 1 hour of service for every 3 notes written, upon receipt at our Community Kitchen. If you would like a letter confirming your service hours, please email us at volunteer@foodbanknyc.org.

Dear New York Toolkit


Questions? Email us at volunteer@foodbanknyc.org.


Stationary and postage are the responsibility of the volunteer.  You can use a greeting card or just plain lined paper – whatever you have on hand! It's the content that counts!

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Food Bank For New York City

Food Bank For New York City
Volunteer Engagement Team
212-566-7855 ext: 5
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