UA3's Community Response to COVID-19
Community First Food Pantry
UA3 created the Community First Food Pantry in the wake of the
COVID-19 pandemic to combat food insecurity. Populations that are most affected are often overlooked and include racial minority groups, seniors, people with disabilities, domestic violence survivors, and undocumented immigrants.
We package and deliver foods from Trader Joe's donations and the federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to NYCHA residencies, senior citizen homes, and tenement buildings throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and South Bronx. The food packages consist of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, milk, eggs, baked goods, cereals, and cheeses.
Address: 384 Grand Street New York, NY 10002
Hours of Operation: Mondays and Thursdays from 8 AM to 6 PM
Food distribution: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM by appointment only
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM for walk-ins
(Or while supplies last)
Closed on holidays
We are the first food pantry to open in Chinatown, Manhattan.
Our original food pantry operation began in April 2020, but in order to accommodate a larger capacity, we moved to our current permanent location at 384 Grand Street. This new pantry was renamed the Community First Food Pantry and was created in partnership with Councilmember Margaret Chin and Covenant Mercy Mission. We work together with Manor Community Church's food pantry at 350 W 26th Street to deliver foods throughout NYC.