Hunger Program

Sharing food together is a big part of what we do and who we are.

Food Pantry 1547In the Bible, Jesus commands us to feed all of God’s people. So, we developed two methods to help feed each other in New York City, and now we find ourselves feeding ourselves and hundreds of our neighbors every week.

First, on Wednesday evenings, we serve a delicious (truly delicious- real chefs are in charge!) community dinner at the church from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help cook, set up, serve and clean from 2:00 – 7:30 p.m. As a volunteer, you get to eat the delicious food. If you simply want to eat, please come and feast!

Second, we turn our sanctuary and social hall into a food pantry on Thursdays.  We distribute groceries from the church from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Our pantry uses a client choice model, meaning that you may select what groceries you need and want from within a selection of choices. Volunteers are needed from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. You are welcome to join us!

If you are interesting in volunteering at either the Soup Kitchen or Food Pantry, please sign up on our Volunteer Hub site.600804_10151663198331181_776243386_n

 

Greenpoint Wed March 2012 4There are no requirements to participate. All people are welcome regardless of their faith background or economic situation. We do not require a reference or identification. Just come and enjoy some food.

To learn more read our Hunger Program FAQ 

Please consider making a financial contribution to support this work
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We could not feed so many people without help from the following programs. A special thank you to New York City, New York State and to the Federal government (especially the U.S Dept. of Agriculture) for funding these critical emergency food programs.
TEFAP – The Emergency Food Assistance Program
HPNAP – Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program
EFAP – Emergency Food Assistance Program
EFSP – Emergency Food and Shelter Program