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.


Feeding Our Neighbors 2017 Epiphany School Walkathon

The Epiphany School Walk & Fall Festival + Catholic Charities Feeding Our Neighbors Food Drive

Please join us as we Walk the Walk!



Goya Foods Donates 10,000 Pounds of Food

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Honors Dominican Day Parade & Our Work at Catholic Charities

East Harlem: Foodie Paradise or Desert?

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Join Our Virtual Field Trip & Decide

Encore Community Services Volunteer Opportunity: Home Meal Delivery

Join our team of Catholic Charities volunteers in delivering meals to homebound seniors of Encore Community Services!

These seniors often have a difficult time leaving their homes due to physical, mental, and/or other ailments.

Volunteers will be paired and will be given a walking route sheet with about 16-20 seniors.

What to Wear and Bring with You: Comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing.

Stuff the Bus: A Real Food Drive to Feed the Hungry

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Catholic Charities Stuff the Bus - Mid Hudson Valley
iHeart Radio teamed with Catholic Charities, Leprechaun Lines, Stop & Shop & more

Accessing Ongoing Supplemental Food (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, can help you buy healthy food for you and your family when money is tight. Most of us have heard of food stamps and maybe we feel shy about using them in public. But food stamps have changed A LOT! If you are eligible you will be given a card that looks like a credit or debit card.

You may be surprised that even if you are working or own a car you may still be eligible. The only way to know is to apply.

Learn more about SNAP

Soup Kitchens

A soup kitchen is an emergency food program that serves prepared, nutritious meals to hungry individuals and families. Many soup kitchens also offer meals to the homebound. Wherever a Catholic Charities agency provides a hot meal we also provide, support and advice for your families’ needs and a warm smile.

Learn more about our soup kitchens and food pantries