22 Nov

Holiday Turkeys Distributed Throughout November

Turkey Distribution

We’re distributing 500 holiday turkeys this November, thanks to the GenNx Foundation

During the month of November, our food pantry is making an effort to distribute turkeys to every registered family that wants one for their holiday meal.  This distribution is possible through the GenNx Foundation, which is hosting a holiday turkey drive with the goal of funding 500 turkeys!

With the support of the GenNx Foundation drive and other sources, we anticipate that, by the end of the month, we will have distributed at least 500 turkeys, in addition to roaster chickens and other cooking staples to families enrolled in our food pantry.

In the first week alone, we gave out about 184 turkeys, plus roaster chickens.

Each month, food distributed by our pantry feeds approximately 2,000 people facing food insecurity in the neighborhood of East Harlem.  Learn more about holiday giving opportunities.

Above: The food pantry gets stocked with turkeys for distrubtion.


Jim and Kimberley from GenNx volunteered in our food pantry, distributing turkeys for families.


Turkey Distribution

A mom gets a turkey at her monthly food pantry visit.



Turkey Distribution

An LSA client picks up a turkey for her holiday dinner.

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