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Hungry and Need Help?

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities is Here for You

If you’re hungry and need help, you’re not alone.  An astronomical 1.4 MILLION New Yorkers depend on food pantries and soup kitchens to survive.  That’s one out of every five New Yorkers. Older women.  Working families.  Veterans.  And, perhaps worst of all, little children. 

Catholic Charities NY is here for you.  Together our partners and parishes provide more than 5 million meals to hungry people each year.

No one should have to decide between paying the rent or feeding their family.  Our community and parish-based food programs and pantries offer families food to bring home.  Many locations also provide hot meals on site. And we connect hungry people to the extra support they need so they will not go hungry again.

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

Food Pantries

Our food pantries help stretch your budget and prepare a nutritious meal.

Dedicated volunteers typically provide three-to seven-days of groceries based on the size of your families. Many are set up like supermarkets where you can shop for food such as fresh produce, meat, poultry and nonperishable food items.

Find Food Pantries

Soup Kitchens

Catholic Charities agency soup kitchens not only provide hot meals,  we also provide support, advice and a warm smile to meet your family’s needs.

Find Soup Kitchens

SNAP (AKA Food Stamps)

In New York, low wages paired with the high cost of living can leave even those working unable to feed their hungry families. Fortunately, working or not, our case managers can help you find out if you are eligible for SNAP.

Find out about SNAP

No one should go hungry.  Not in New York. Not now.

If you or someone you know are hungry, contact Catholic Charities for help