As the Need Increases, Catholic Charities of New York Provides Nearly 1,000 Meals

Posted on April 21, 2020 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Alianza and POTS serve the community


Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of New York & Eddie Silverio, Director of Alianza Dominica, a divsion of Catholic Charities give food to those in need /Catholic Charities  

Last Thursday, Alianza Dominicana, a Catholic Charities program, provided food to the families of the Alianza Division from their Washington Heights programs. Thirty-five volunteers packaged 400 bags at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center where 375 clients participated in the "grab and go" food program. Some participants picked up bags for seniors who live in their building and weren't able to get to the food distribution.

Food patrons wait in line to recieve pre-packaged food from Alainza /Catholic Charities 

POTS (Part of the Solution)

Every day POTS (Part of the Solution) serves around 500 free healthy lunches to all, seven days a week. Help them prepare these meals and serve these meals to hungry New Yorkers. To volunteer at their community dining room in the Bronx, click here.
POTS is looking for volunteers to help with: (1) Morning Meal Prep and (2) Lunch Service.

POTS workers pack bags of food for those in need /Catholic Charities 

(1) Morning Meal Prep

Daily 8:15am - 11:15am

  • Assist POTS Chef with meal prep, as needed
  • Sort donations of bread
  • Cut and plate desserts
  • Set tables in preparation for lunch service
  • If POTS receives a food delivery, help move boxes to storage areas

(2) Lunch Services

Daily 12noon - 4pm

  • Plate food: protein, starch and vegetables for our guests
  • Serve plates and drinks to guests' tables
  • Clear dishes and wipe tables
  • Wash dishes, pots and pans
  • Clean-up: sweeping, moppin, taking out the garbage, etc.