WE GIVE BACK
THE JOY IN FOOD
In 2008, we moved from our long-time home in the basement of the Church of the Nativity on Second Avenue to our new location at the Cardinal Spellman Center, where we have the security of a long-term lease and a current, much improved kitchen.
One of the benefits of being there for our guests each and every Saturday for over 30 years is that we are often the most dependable thing in their lives, lives usually filled with great uncertainty. We have worked hard to earn their trust, which allows us to provide other much-needed services:
- Volunteers overseen by a professional social worker assist our guests with advice and referrals for their housing, healthcare, employment, legal and other social service needs.
- We partner with other local community groups to provide direct services to our guests, including food stamp registration, vision screening and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.
- We provide computers for use by our guests. Volunteers are on hand to help put together résumés, teach basic computer skills, look for jobs, and research available services.
- We operate a pantry for food staples.
- We distribute donated clothing. Each winter we distribute warm coats to any guest that needs one.
Hunger doesn't take a vacation. Every week since our inception, through blackouts, heat waves, blizzards, and hurricanes even the terrorist attack of 9-11, the kitchen has been there, serving literally hundreds of thousands of meals to New Yorkers.