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Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs Joins Department of Probation to Promote Neon Nutrition Kitchen Available to Immigrant New Yorkers

July 27, 2022 

NEW YORK— Today, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro and the NYC Department of Probation (DOP) Commissioner Ana Bermudez joined for in-person press conference to promote the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) Nutrition Kitchen food pantries to NYC’s immigrant communities.  

With the rising cost of food, Commissioner Castro and Commissioner Bermudez encouraged immigrant New Yorkers to take advantage of the NeON Nutrition Kitchens, regardless of their immigration status.

NeON Nutrition Kitchens are City-funded neighborhood food pantries that help community members get access to free food including shelf stable pantry items as well as fresh produce. Operating in all five boroughs, the NeON Nutrition Kitchens tripled their capacity during COVID-19 and now operate 3 days a week and fed over 500,000 people in 2021. NeON Nutrition Kitchens do not ask for proof of identity or immigration status. For more information on NeON Nutrition Kitchens visit:  

People standing behind orange tables with NeON and NYC Probation logos.
Four people standing while talking.
Food and COVID 19 tests on an orange table.