United Way of New York City and NYU Langone Partner to Open New Food Pantry in Sunset Park
The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone has debuted a new grocery store-like food pantry, called “The Table,” in Sunset Park. This comprehensive program provides a new nutritional resource by offering a diverse variety of food to local residents at no cost.
“We were surprised to learn from our screening survey that one in three families in our community ran out of food at some point in the past year,” said Kathy Hopkins, vice president of Community-Based Programs–Family Health Centers at NYU Langone. “Addressing and documenting food insecurity and other social determinants of health within the context of the clinical care environment has the potential to improve patient and population health, as well as decrease healthcare costs.”
“We have a pretty great agreement with United Way of New York City through the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program – that’s how we get our fresh produce,” Katie Barth, an NYU Langone volunteer who works at the pantry, explained...