Columbia's GCA gives $25K to Local Groups Addressing Urgent Food Insecurity Challenges

By
Bashar Makhay
April 14, 2020

This week the New York City Health Department published data showing that many communities of color in the city are two-to-three times more likely to die from COVID-19. To support those most severely impacted by the pandemic in Upper Manhattan, Columbia University's Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) has donated $25,000 to community groups addressing urgent food insecurity challenges faced by needy families and the homeless. Recipients of the funds include:

#SupportHarlemNow Harlem Community Relief Fund - $10,000
To support those most severely impacted by the pandemic in Upper Manhattan, the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, the NAACP and Columbia University have joined forces to support the Support Harlem Now Community Relief Fund.

3333 Broadway Tenants Association - $5,000
To support their food provision programs in partnership with the Riverside Church Food Pantry Program.

PA'LANTE Harlem - $5,000
To support their newly implemented food distribution programs.

30th Precinct Community Councils - $2,500
To support their food delivery programs.

26th Precinct Community Councils - $2,500
To support their food delivery programs in coordination with Grant and Manhattanville Houses.

This one-time funding is in addition to planned grants from GCA's Columbia Community Service that will be distributed in June.