Today’s Pop Up Pantry was a huge success! Thank you to The Urban Outreach Center of NYC for your generosity and Annunciation NYC.
We distributed 160 bags in a little more than an hour. Everyone was so appreciative and thanked us. People were thrilled to receive a generous bag of shelf-stable food and fresh produce. We pre-packed the bags with the pantry items and offered the produce market-style so that individual selections could be made.
One gentleman said he had three children at home and had tears in his eyes as we talked. As he walked away with two bags of pantry food and produce, he kept turning back to thank us. We also served patients at a dialysis center in the building. They looked weary, weak and sad and most definitely in need. They carried the pantry bags on their laps as they were transported in wheelchairs and ambulettes- grateful for the food and compassion.
We are so happy to provide the sustenance so many need in our communities.