26 Nov

Holiday Dinners, Thanks to CSH Friends

Our great thanks to the students, parents and staff at Convent of the Sacred Heart, which have been such wonderful supporters over the years.  This Thanksgiving holiday, students donated apple pies and provided groceries for meals to 34 for families. They also donated funds to the food pantry for the purchase of milk, juice, and other essentials.

Here are a few photos of families picking up the donated groceries.

24 Nov

Delicious Thanksgiving Gifts

We received delicious donations for LSA families this Thanksgiving!

According to the latest survey from the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, nearly one in four children in NYC live in a home that can’t always afford to eat. We certainly experience this in our food pantry, which has seen an increase in demand for our services.

That is why we are so thankful to the following organizations for their fantastic gifts that will make this an extra-special Thanksgiving for our families!

  • Ten classes at Horace Mann School held food drives to provide a week’s worth of groceries to ten LSA families.
  • The Convent of the Sacred Heart School‘s PTA donated 50 apple pies for Thanksgiving dessert
  • City Harvest donated 20 turkeys
  • Students from P138 in East Harlem donated staples to our pantry, collected in a food drive
  • The parish at St. Frances de Sales held a food drive and donated of 75 grocery bags of food staples to our pantry!

We also give special thanks to the students of the The Brearley School for donating 21 boxes of beautiful children’s books, which will feed the imaginations of the many children who visit LSA.

Thank you!

A mom picks up groceries donated by families from Horace Mann.

A mom picks up groceries donated by families at Horace Mann.

2015-11-23 Brearley Book Donation

Books donated by students at The Brearley School

2015-11-23 Advocacy City Harvest Turkey Donation

City Harvest donated 20 turkeys for Thanksgiving

Pies donated by The Convent of the Sacred Heart School

Pies donated by The Convent of the Sacred Heart School

23 Nov

P138 Students Hold a Food Drive for LSA

Today students from P138 in East Harlem visited LSA with donations of food for our pantry, collected through a food drive at the school.  The special needs students and their families brought in canned and dry staples, collecting over 200 items in all.  Rumor has it there was a friendly classroom competition to see which of the three participating classes could collect the most items.  We hope they all had fun and thank the students and families for their generosity!

These donations are particularly timely, as we tend to see an increase in need for food pantry services during the holiday season.

During their visit, the students, ranging from grades 7-12, learned about our food pantry and the other programs we offer.  They asked great questions, and even helped to stock the shelves.

Our thanks to the students, teachers and families of P138 for their fantastic donation!

To learn about hosting a food drive and other volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer page.