P.S. 217 students volunteering at CAMBA's food pantry in 2014
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Program Summary: CAMBA’s emergency food pantry operates on a client-choice/supermarket-style system, where clients choose individual food items rather than receiving pre-packed bags, as they would at traditional pantries.
The pantry distributes a three-day supply of nutritional food. This is critical for many of our clients who are unable to maintain a healthy diet, including the elderly and those at or below the poverty level. Clients include current CAMBA clients, those referred by other agencies and organizations and people who self-refer.
The pantry also provides:
Since 2013, CAMBA has operated a hydroponic farm, which provides clients with fresh vegetables grown inside the pantry. Clients also receive vegetables and fruits from nearby farms in NY State.
This program is funded by NYS Department of Health, Food Bank of NYC Tiered Engagement Network; United Way of NYC, NYC Human Resources Administration, City Harvest and private donors.
The pantry's hydroponic farm.
CAMBA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTD/TTY equipment via the New York State relay number 1-800-662-1220.