For several years, on a weekly basis, I have been dropping off extra food to the Church of the Village. This began when I passed a long line of hungry New Yorkers awaiting meals at Daisy’s Food Pantry, which is offered by the church.
Located at 201 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, Daisy’s Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. All those in need receive a bag of groceries. On Saturdays, from 12:00 p.m. through 1:30 p.m., the church offers ‘Hope for Our Neighbors in Need’—a hot meal to whomever visits. The church assists neighbors short-term through these hunger relief programs, and longer-term by providing strategic information about available social services.
Through her tireless efforts, the dynamo Director, Teresa Concepcion, has increased the number served by providing 63,000 meals per month. Simultaneously, through donations, she has decreased the cost per person from $4.65 to $2.00. Teresa encourages those in our West Village community, as well as all New Yorkers, to please donate food.
Just ring the bell and all sealed food will be welcomed! Teresa also invites clothing donations (slightly used and new).