New York Common Pantry Receives Grant from AIG

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NYCP receives grant from AIG to support food distribution and other programs.

AIG’s support for our food programs alongside their dedicated volunteerism comes at a crucial point where we continue to see new people needing our services.

New York Common Pantry (NYCP) has received a grant from AIG, which will be used to support NYCP’s food distribution and other programs. Last year NYCP served over 2.9 million meals and generated nearly $6 million in new resources for visitors. NYCP foresees providing at least 3.1 million meals to over 50,000 people this fiscal year.

In addition to financial support, AIG’s employees have provided over 850 hours of service to the agency over the past three years. In addition to serving dinner in the Hot Meals program, AIG volunteers help pack and distribute grocery packages to families in NYCP’s Choice Pantry. The grant is a result of the growing partnership between AIG and NYCP, which is based in long-term volunteerism and on-site participation in multiple food drives. “AIG’s support for our food programs alongside their dedicated volunteerism comes at a crucial point where we continue to see new people needing our services,” stated Stephen Grimaldi, Executive Director of NYCP.

Thanks to the funding from AIG, NYCP will continue to be able to provide healthy food and other services to increasing numbers of Pantry members and visitors.

New York Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. It’s the largest community-based food pantry in New York State. Programs including Choice Pantry, Help 365, Project Dignity, Live Healthy! and Hot Meals provide food and access to New Yorkers in need, last year including residents of 165 zip codes.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization serving customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States.

Contact: Neill Bogan
Director of Development and Communications, New York Common Pantry
(p) 917-720-9707
(e) nbogan(at)nycommonpantry(dot)org
(w) http://www.nycommonpantry.org

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