The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine And NY Common Pantry To Distribute Free Food Packages To Our Seniors

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Harlem, in partnership with NY Common Pantry’s Nourish, a Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

The event will provide food relief and outreach to some of the most vulnerable residents in Morningside Heights by distributing shelf-stable food packages to local seniors on Thursday, July 29, 2021, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The event will take place outside the Peace Fountain at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), in Harlem, NY.


To qualify, seniors must be 60 years old or older, have a New York state address, and meet financial eligibility requirements. Most seniors who qualify for SNAP will be eligible for Nourish.

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine has been at the front lines of efforts to protect and serve its community.

From pledging its spacious interior for use as a field hospital and hosting numerous vigils, rallies, and prayer services on its front stairs, the Cathedral is proud to partner to support the local community, especially helping residents experiencing food insecurity.

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