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The COVID pandemic proved to be challenging to NYC families in many different ways. Many families were confronted by an economic recession. One consequence of declining incomes was a growing anxiety about paying for and accessing enough food.

As more clients came to P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem for housing assistance, staff noticed the corresponding concerns about the ability to feed their families.

5,500+ Bags of Fresh Groceries Distributed to Families 


Our Approach

P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. has created a distribution point in Harlem for the high-quality groceries and essential supplies donated by 9 Million Reasons (City’s largest community food pantry). #BodegaFriday takes place every Friday at 1PM.


Thanks to our donors and most importantly to our volunteers, P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. Harlem has distributed groceries to more than 1,500 families over the past 2 years.

Listen to our clients experience at #BodegaFriday

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