June 29, 2017 


Join APF's Serve America Campaign


APF at the Food Bank for New York City's Food Pantry

APF is delighted to announce the next participation opportunity for our Serve America Campaign.   You are invited to join APF to make birthday cards for seniors  that will be distributed by  DOROT, an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of the elderly with  food, friendship, and opportunities for educational and cultural enrichment .  DOROT distributes 200 cards per month to  isolated seniors   and it is often the only  the only recognition they might receive on their birthday.   All are welcome at any skill level and there is no cost to participate.   Please invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join.
 
Create Birthday Cards for Seniors
Saturday, July 29, 1:50-4 PM
Science, Industry, and Business Library
188 Madison Avenue between East 34th and 35th Streets in New York
Materials will be supplied.


Serve America Campaign Update

APF's "Serve America" campaign launched in New York City and Washington D.C., where team members and volunteers took part in projects at the Food Bank for New York City Community Kitchen and Food Pantry, and the Central Union Mission, respectively. 

The Food Bank for New York City Community Kitchen in provides community members in  West Harlem  with more than 100,000 free meals each month through its kitchen, food pantry, and senior program.  Since its founding in 1983, the Food Bank has distributed  over 1 billion meals to New Yorkers in need.  Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the Food Bank by helping to greatly expanding the efforts of staff.



American  Pakistan Foundation volunteers took part in their "Shop & Stock" initiative by assisting families in need as they selected groceries in the pantry through a points system.   Pantry clients are able to "shop" within separate sections of the food pantry based on with their allotted points and can select from an array of canned and dried goods, meat, and fresh produce.   Each family gets a certain number of points based on need for each nutritional category, allowing the Community Kitchen in West Harlem to distribute essential food items in a balanced and equitable manner


APF's "Serve America" project in Washington D.C. was organized in partnership with the Young American Pakistani Professionals (YAPP). Volunteers served at the Central Union Mission, which provides free meals at least three times each day to underprivileged community members.

Individuals and groups are welcome to join APF's campaign by initiating new or helping to highlight existing community service projects by emailing  falyas@americanpakistan.org.