Who They Are: When Covid-19 hit and the NYC lockdown ensued, it all started with a single email from community organizer and Camp Friendship Board Member Chris Johnson, seeking volunteers to start a food pantry. On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Camp Friendship Food Pantry opened its doors for the first time and started giving away fresh produce, pantry bags, and prepared meals. Today, they distribute food weekly to hundreds of recipients, including homebound seniors. Every week approx. 50-60 volunteers, a very diverse and multigenerational group of adults and seniors, high school/college kids, local moms and dads wear their masks, organize inventory, make deliveries using their own vehicles, stuff produce and pantry bags and staff donation tables around the neighborhood.
How it Works: Add a ShopIN gift card to your cart andyour donation will go towards restocking the pantry with some of the following items (all purchased at local NYC stores):