Four days a week, the truck travels to northern Manhattan and areas in the Bronx. At each site, people can pick up food and also receive other services.
We joined City Harvest on a routine collection and drop-off route to try to visualize the 59 million pounds of food they will rescue this year.
The traveling pantry will park outside of New York City Housing Authority housing and other residences, providing food access to people who can’t reach them otherwise.
Earlier this week I attended the second annual “Fill Our Shelves Luncheon” for the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, which is housed in the basement of the Church of Saint Paul and Saint Andrew on West 86th Street and West End Avenue.
The grocery store-style food pantry is leading the way in innovation.