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Hungry and Need Help?

Posted on June 9, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Free Food & Services through Catholic Charities

You are not alone

Far too many New York City residents - 1.4 million people, to be precise -- depend on food pantries and soup kitchens in New York to survive. That’s one out of every five New Yorkers, older women, working families, veterans and, worst of all, children.

Catholic Charities is here for you  

We partner with programs to provide more than 6.5 million meals to hungry New Yorkers each year. Community and parish-based food programs and pantries offer families food to bring home.  Many locations also provide hot meals on site. Our mobile food pantry supported by the Rusty Staub Foundation provides meals and other services in Staten Island.   And we connect hungry people to the extra support they need so they will not go hungry again.

Better Food for Better Lives

Catholic Charities established our new Bronx Food Hub, part of our Centennial Initiatives to empower those in need.  It includes a Client Choice Food Pantry that increases access to nutritious food and support services for a network of community-based interfaith partner pantries and soup kitchens in the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. 


Rusty Staub and Feeding Our Neighbors Program Staff Distributing Food from the Catholic Charities Bronx Food Hub to the Joseph P. Kenny Memorial Center Food Pantry in Harlem 

Here hungry families receive not only food but also professional case management to help them on the road to self-sufficiency.

We also partner with fellow organizations to make sure no one goes hungry:  

  • Food Bank for New York City
  • Food banks in the Hudson Valley 
  • New York City Coalition Against Hunger

For free food and services find emergency meals at a nearby Catholic Charities agency