Support the Riverside Food Pantry


The Riverside Food Pantry has been providing meals and groceries for 40 years to members of the West Harlem and Morningside Heights communities. The last several years, with the pandemic and inflation, have been particularly challenging, with the pantry experiencing a four-fold increase in the number of clients seeking food supplies for their household.


On first Sundays, if you have a little more to share, consider bringing a few canned goods with you to support the Riverside Food Pantry. There will be a table placed just below the pulpit for your donations. There will also be shopping carts in the narthex (lobby to the Nave) as well as a cart near the security desk. You are making it possible for someone to bring home the staples of a meal. Below are some items that are needed:

  • Tuna
  • Rice
  • Canned Ravioli/Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Dry Pasta
  • Spaghetti/Tomato Sauce
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Dry Beans (Pinto, Black, White or Kidney)
  • Canned Beans (Pinto, Black, White or Kidney)
  • Canned Mixed Vegetables
  • Individual sized apple sauce/fruit cups
  • Hot and/or cold cereals (oatmeal, cream of wheat, cheerios, raisin bran, corn flakes)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Juices (apple, orange, grape or pineapple)
  • Baby Foods (Assorted)
  • Pampers for various ages (newborn – toddlers)