What We Do

New Direction Services Inc. is concerned about:

A) Food insecurity, hunger & Climate Change
B) Community Health/Wellness/Literacy
C) Dairy or non-dairy
D) Sustainable Fresh Fish
E) Pets Eat Too (PET)

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals # 2 is to end hunger and achieve food security by 2030. The power of food choices when available is an effective step toward addressing food insecurity, hunger and climate change. At new Direction Services, our households make food choices when they come to the pantry. Our households include: single persons, elderly, disabled, veterans, families, children, LGBTQIA+

We support NYS farmers by purchasing from them. Households learn the importance of eating whole and plant foods.

We recognize that food production is a significant source of global greenhouse gases. We distribute more whole and plant foods.

Our commitment is to help our households find meaningful ways to curb individual environmental impact.

New Direction Services offers the following Options:

Food insecurity, hunger & Climate Change

Many New Yorkers lack regular access to enough safe and nutritious food.
We are working toward the elimination of hunger and promotion of good nutrition.

The most powerful action our households can take is to upcycle, change their eating habits, conserve resources, save our planet.


Community Health/Wellness/Literacy

We continue to address the challenges of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and lung diseases through healthy food options, blood pressure screenings, health testing referrals, virtual workshops, etc.

The goal of the reading and literacy book program is to ensure that books are accessible to children everywhere and to foster strong literacy skill building and supportive community relationships.

Dairy and Non/Dairy

Summer months we educate our households on the various types of milk and dairy alternative drinks available to them which helps the environment.

Sustainable Fresh Fish Friday

We started purchasing fish in 2020 from Haskell’s seafood of Long Island who has worked sustainably for decades.

Pets Eat Too/Pennies for Pets

Many households have pets as companions, and as helpers. Their owners suffer terribly when they are experiencing food insecurity. We help purchase pet food and supplies for this vulnerable population.

Our History

New Direction Services provides resources and services in all 5 New York City boroughs. We are a 501(c)3 non profit organization with tax exempt status granted by the Federal government in April, 2000. We began a cooking class for seniors at a senior housing complex (Bridgeview) in May, 2000. The seniors complained about their food insecurity issues after their monthly social security was used up on rent and medications. As a result, the food pantry for seniors began and later expanded to the disabled, veterans and families with children when the September 11 events occurred.

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