West Side Campaign Against Hunger

Learn more about how our grantee WSCAH is feeding and supporting New Yorkers while innovating in emergency food distribution

A woman packing grocery bags at a food distribution factory

West Side Campaign Against Hunger is a community-based organization dedicated to alleviating hunger by ensuring that all New Yorkers have access with dignity to a choice of healthy food and supportive services. WSCAH provides emergency food to New Yorkers experiencing food hardship, pairing this with case workers to also advise on benefits access and other services.

A longtime Robin Hood grantee, our journey with WSCAH began in 2002 with a $75,000 grant aimed at helping them serve an additional 1,200 families. Fast forward to today,  we’ve witnessed the organization’s incredible growth to now serve more than 27,000 families annually with 3.9 million pounds of food.

Recently, WSCAH cut the ribbon on its new food distribution hub at 549 West 180th Street, which will enable the organization to continue optimizing the effectiveness of its food distribution.