About Us

Plentiful was created by the NYC Food Assistance Collaborative to improve dignity and efficiency at food pantries.

Across the US, over 40 million people visit a charitable food program each year, often waiting in long lines for service. Plentiful eliminates lines, increases agency, and restores dignity to families in need, while providing better information for service providers.

Our founding members include City Harvest, United Way of NYC, NYC Human Resources Administration, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Food Policy, New York State Health Department, and Redstone Strategy Group.

Meet the Team

Meet the people who are working every day to bring Plentiful to pantries and clients all over New York City!

Bryan Moran

Bryan Moran

NYC Client Adoption Lead

Bryan is a man of the streets with over five years experience in charitable food and homeless services. A Michigan native, Bryan moved to NYC to run the Coalition for the Homeless’ soup kitchen after a career in information technology and security. Bryan joined the Plentiful team in early 2017 after completing an M.S. in Nonprofit Management at The New School. As NYC Client Adoption Lead, Bryan oversees new pantry recruitment, day-to-day product oversight, and pantry support. Bryan is an avid photographer, scuba diver, and has a passion for using technology to improve people’s lives.

Aliza Gazek

NYC Client Engagement Lead

Aliza has worked to increase access to healthy, affordable food by building urban farms, shaping national food policy, and helping celebrity chefs advocate for good food for all. A West Coast transplant, Aliza joined the Plentiful team in 2017, after attending the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and working in Corporate Social Responsibility at IBM. As NYC Client Engagement Lead, she is responsible for ensuring a positive and engaging experience for Plentiful pantry users. Aliza has run multiple NYC Marathons and may show up at your pantry on her bicycle.

Matthew Alex

AmeriCorps Member

Matt is a graduate of Boston University and former paralegal and legal assistant. Matt looks forward to attending law school after his year of service with Plentiful. As part of our team of Plentiful Client Adoption Specialists, Matthew is in the field across the five boroughs helping pantries get started with Plentiful every day.

Darren Jones

AmeriCorps Member

Darren is a graduate of Wesley College and former volunteer coordinator and pastor’s assistant. Darren loves seeing the expression on client’s faces after they learn how easy and convenient Plentiful is! As part of our team of Plentiful Client Adoption Specialists, Darren is in the field across the five boroughs helping pantries get started with Plentiful every day.

Carmen Wang

AmeriCorps Member

Carmen, a New York City native and MPA candidate at Baruch College, comes to Plentiful from the Korean American Family Service Center. Carmen loves the City and plans to live here forever. As part of our team of Plentiful Client Adoption Specialists, Carmen is in the field across the five boroughs helping pantries get started with Plentiful every day.

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