Feeding Our Neighbors

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 making a difference.  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.

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

Find emergency meals at a Catholic Charities agency nearby.


Your ShopRite Donations at Checkout = a Whopping 421,000 Meals for Hungry New Yorkers!

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Huge Thanks to You and ShopRite!

A dollar here, $10 there; all those bills you pushed into buckets while cashing out at ShopRite added up to a whopping $96,500 to feed the hungry through Catholic Charities NY’s 2018 Feeding Our Neighbors food drive.   So here’s to you and ShopRite with a huge thanks for helping us help our neighbors in need!

Cardinal Dolan Shares Easter Food & Blessings with Hungry New Yorkers

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Many Count Themselves among the Working Poor

Cardinal Dolan distributed food at Catholic Charities expanded St. Cecelia’s food pantry on Holy Thursday.

Clutching bags, carts and strollers, hundreds of hungry folks in East Harlem filled Catholic Charities NY’s newly expanded food pantry at St. Cecelia’s parish hall on Holy Thursday to receive free food for their families and Easter blessings from Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Why Catholic Charities Celebrates and Mourns for Rusty Staub

Posted on April 2, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

A Hero on Crowded Fields and Quiet Corners

The death last week of famed New York Mets baseball hero Rusty Staub, less well known but equally heroic for his generous initiatives to feed hungry New Yorkers, leaves a vacuum for all of us here at Catholic Charities. 

The 82nd Annual CYO Club of Champions Tribute

Each year this annual event raises money to support the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). CYO serves tens of thousands of young people each year through athletic, social, spiritual and cultural activities and services. Funds raised at this annual dinner provide critical resources for our inner-city community centers, parish-based athletic programs, summer camps for disabled and minority youth, teen leadership and youth ministry programs.


NYSBPL 47th Annual Legislative Conference

Join Catholic Charities at the NYS Association For Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. 47th Annual Legislative Conference (NYSBPL) in Albany, New York Feb. 16 – 18, 2018

Best Way to Help Feed Our Hungry Neighbors

Posted on January 19, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

ShopRite Teams with Catholic Charities to Make It Easy

Wonder what those “Feeding Our Neighbors” plastic buckets we’re seeing popping up at ShopRite supermarket registers are all about? 

Thankfully, ShopRite, through its partnership Catholic Charities Feeding Our Neighbors campaign, makes helping the hungry as easy as dropping a dollar in one of those buckets when you push your shopping cart through the checkout line.

Free Turkey-and-Trimmings Thanksgiving Give-Away for New Yorkers in Need

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

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Catholic Charities Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Center on Thanksgiving 2017


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Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution

The annual Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Meal Distribution, which occurs the Monday before Thanksgiving, is a much anticipated event in Harlem that feeds families in need throughout the Archdiocese of New York.

Volunteers will be needed in a variety of roles: