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.
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). Bodega Fridays offer bags of fresh groceries and other items to families experiencing food insecurity.
Register for #BodegaFriday here