Feeding Our Neighbors Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

Each year between the last Sunday of January and the first Sunday of Febuary, Timothy Cardinal Dolan calls on non-Catholics and Catholics alike to feed our neighbors by replenishing food pantries and soup kitchens that so many families rely on to survive.

Feed the Big White Box

Bring non-perishable foods to a "Feeding Our Neighbors" food drive at any Catholic parish in the New York Archdiocese, the Catholic Charities headquarters at 1011 First Avenue, or any Archdiocesan Catholic Schoo/. Look for the big white box!  Find out acceptable food items to donate each year. 
 

View the map of our Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens below

› Download the food pantries and soup kitchens list

 

Acceptable Food Items

Thank you for participating in “Feeding Our Neighbors.” Your efforts will help support pantries feeding Non-Catholics and Catholic alike across the Archdiocese.

The Archdiocese of New York Network needs the following nutritious foods:

Vegetables

• Canned Vegetables • Tomato Sauce • Vegetable Soups

Fruit

• Canned Fruits (in juice or light syrup) • Dried Fruits • 100% Fruit Juices

Proteins

• Beans- canned or dry • Peanut Butter • Nuts

• Canned Meat (chicken, beef, ham) • Canned Fish (tuna, salmon, sardines) • Canned Stews (chicken or beef)  

Grains

• Rice (white, brown, flavored) • Pasta/noodles • Dry Cereal and Hot Cereal (grits, oatmeal, farina) • Flour/Cornmeal/Baking Mixes • Whole Wheat Crackers • Couscous

Dairy

• Dry Milk packets • Shelf stable milk • Soy/Almond/Rice Milk Dairy • Nutritional Beverages (Boost, Ensure, Carnation Instant Breakfast) • Spices • Coffee/Tea

• Personal Care Items Other Items

To ensure food safety, we cannot use:

• Rusty or Unlabeled Cans • Avoid glass containers and all perishable foods • Homemade Items • Noncommercial Canned Items • Noncommercial Packaged Items • Alcoholic Beverages & Mixes • Open or Used Items

› Download the list of acceptable food items