September 10, 2020
President & Executive Director
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and in good health.
The COVID-19 crisis in New York City wreaked havoc from mid-March through June of this year. Its effects deepened the needs of many in our community, exposed more New Yorkers to food insecurity and other challenges, and re-defined the ways in which we could safely deliver our services.
Isaacs Center staff and volunteers developed creative ways to sustain our clients. We greatly increased meal and pantry provisions, maintained contact with seniors and other vulnerable neighbors via thousands of phone check-ins, provided virtual activities and online education support to the children and seniors, and employed young adults to help prepare much-needed meals in our Community Kitchen.
The presence of the pandemic in our city has abated but the crisis isn’t over. We are committed to continuing our life-sustaining work. You can help:
Volunteer Opportunities are available every Monday-Thursday at the Center, as follows:
This opportunity begins at 7 am and ends at 9 am.
You will assist the kitchen team with packing meals for delivery.
No sleeveless or open toe shoes.
This opportunity begins at 9:45 am and ends at 1 pm (or earlier).
You will deliver meals to our homebound seniors.
Delivery is made within 10 blocks of our site (93rd and 1st avenue).
This opportunity begins at 10 am and ends at 1 pm.
You will assist the kitchen team with packing cold packs (juice, milk, fruit, bread etc.).
To receive Meals on Wheels, please 212-360-7620 x158 and leave your name, address, and phone number.
If you are an older adult and worried about food security, please contact 212-360-7620 x114.
For city information, dial 311.
Isaacs Center’s COVID-19 Response in the News:
We are grateful to our Community Partners
New York Cares
City Meals on Wheels
NY Common Pantry
and many others!
And a Big Thank You to our Financial Partners in COVID-19 Response
New York Community Trust
The Lawrence Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The Tiger Foundation
Robin Hood Foundation
Barker Welfare Foundation
Florence V. Burden Foundation
The G & A Foundation
Slate Path Capital & the Great Foundation