- St. Jerome HANDS Community Center (The Bronx, NY)
The H.A.N.D.S. is an organization and a Community Plaza that seeks to strengthen immigrant families through education and the development of their skills through literacy classes, basic English, computing, job training, citizenship courses and social services. At H.A.N.D.S we believe that education is the basis for personal, social and cultural development. Our main objective is to provide our community with a full formation that helps them to structure their identity and develop their capacities for a better future.
- Part of the Solution (POTS) (The Bronx, NY)
POTS’ mission is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to its door. We believe that every person should have access to the essentials of life and the support necessary to achieve stability and ultimately self-sufficiency. We believe POTS’ ‘one-stop shop’ model of providing a coordinated and comprehensive package of support is the best means of addressing the myriad needs that accompany poverty.
- Repair the World (New York, NY)
Repair the World mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world, igniting a lifelong commitment to service. We believe service in support of social change is vital to a flourishing Jewish community and an inspired Jewish life. Our service makes tangible differences in lives and communities, and we infuse it with Jewish values, learning about historical and social contexts that surround the issues, reflecting on our experiences, and assessing our impact. In fact, we believe that this ‘infusion’ enables us to serve better – to contribute more consciously and tangibly to the issues we work on and the communities we work in.
- The Campaign Against Hunger (Brooklyn, NY)
Bedford-Stuyvesant holds a special place in our hearts and will always be our home. When we were founded in 1998 as a small pantry operating out of a church basement, our clients were primarily located in Bed-Stuy. Over the past twenty years, however, our organization has expanded in many ways. The once small basement pantry has become the SuperPantry emporium it is today. We now offer hundreds of nutrition education classes, workshops, and cooking demonstrations each year for our clients. The Green Teens internship program has played an integral role in the lives of young adults in Brooklyn and Far Rockaway. And lastly, we now offer a suite of social services, including SNAP registration, health insurance enrollment, tax filing preparation, and much more.
- West Side Campaign Against Hunger (New York, NY)
West Side Campaign Against Hunger alleviates hunger by ensuring that all New Yorkers have access with dignity to a choice of healthy food and supportive services. Respect for our customers is central to success. In 1993, we reorganized into a customer-choice, supermarket style food pantry. We respect our clients by letting them choose the food they need for themselves and their families. In keeping with our principles, we have functioned as a cooperative system since day one. The majority of our volunteers are customers themselves, which emphasizes the strength-based approach of our services. Customer volunteers are involved in all aspects of West Side Campaign Against Hunger, including representatives serving on our board. Between 1993 and 2013, we have been able to increase food distribution by 747%, reduce costs per meal from 80 cents to 55 cents, and improve food quality with fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmers’ markets and organic farms.
- Grand Street Settlement (New York, NY)
For 100 years, we have connected New Yorkers to opportunities that inspire, services that keep families strong, and programs that bring communities closer. Together, we have led bold charges for change, worked to overcome obstacles like isolation and exclusion, and fought to dismantle injustices and broken systems. For people and communities to be empowered, they need to be involved in decision-making. Deciding what opportunities, possibilities, or outcomes we want to be a part of, or make happen, is how we inspire agency, create shared ownership, generate advocacy, and how we launch action. Helping other people be a part of this process is at the center of why we give back: it feels good to help others. It’s also how we achieve social and political change!
- Advent Lutheran Church (Manhattan, NY)
Community Lunch is not your typical soup kitchen. Everybody who comes through the doors is a welcome guest, served and treated with great respect, and part of the community. This meal is warm, delicious, and lovingly prepared by people who love to cook and love to serve. This meal is for everybody. Whatever your situation, there is a seat at the table for you. Our lunch is lovingly prepared and served by many volunteers, and you are equally welcome to help make Community Lunch happen every month.
- Ascension Outreach, Inc. (Manhattan, NY)
Ascension is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community of people who gather to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to give praise and thanks to God through the beauty of worship, and to love and serve God and our neighbors. Ascension Outreach, Inc. is a community service non-profit 501(c)(3), based in Greenwich Village, New York & member agency of Food Bank for New York City operating a food pantry program located at The Church of the Ascension.
- CityReach Ministries (Miami, FL)
City Reach is a non-profit, faith based, 501c3 organization dedicated to supporting low income families in South Miami-Dade County by providing assistance with the basic necessities of food, clothing, job-leads, educational workshops, and referrals to other organizations so families can become self-sufficient contributing member of our society.
- Coney Island Lighthouse Mission (Brooklyn, NY)
The Coney Island Lighthouse Mission is dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty in our community through the many services we provide to those in need. Our mission is to meet the immediate needs of our clients while offering additional, necessary services to help move families toward self-sufficiency. We provide ESL and GED training, drug and alcohol counseling, housing for several formerly homeless clients, job readiness training, and information on public benefits to reduce the dependence on emergency food. We want to be known as the place to go for anyone in need in our community!
- Corona Courier (Brooklyn, NY)
We are an NYC-based mutual-aid group called Corona Courier. The group began as a network of hobby-cyclists and former couriers who saw a particular need for free delivery services at this time. Our mission is to provide free, safe, contactless deliveries to those who are in need of supplies/groceries but are unable to leave their homes due to COVID-19 related health concerns. Our priority is to serve the elderly, sick, and immunocompromised but we are open to serving anyone who may benefit from but cannot afford services such as Postmates, Instacart, etc.
- Earth Community Garden and Food Pantry (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Ideally, we would all be growing and consuming fresh, locally sourced food. However, we realize that hunger most often cannot wait the several months it takes to plant and grow your own food. There are also millions of pounds of food and grocery store waste being put into the landfills each day! So we help distribute this food to prevent it from becoming more human waste for the Earth. This food waste is both an environmental concern and a humanitarian concern that will ultimately affect the gardens we wish to grow.
- Feeding Northeast Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
The mission of Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL), the region’s largest nonprofit (501c3) food bank and hunger relief network, is “to improve the quality of life of Northeast Florida by addressing food insecurity, poverty, and poor health by providing nutritious foods and other essential goods to those in need in collaboration with community partners.”
- Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (Norfolk, VA)
Since 1981, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, a member of Feeding America™ and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, has been providing food for hungry people throughout Southeastern Virginia and on the Eastern Shore. We are committed to excellence in services, products and operation. We will treat all people with respect, dignity and courtesy and work to provide an inclusive culture in which all can work and learn together. We will use our resources wisely, with accountability to the public and concern for the environment. We are appreciative of our community partners, donors, volunteers and employees for their commitment and support.
- Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (Fort Myers, FL)
Harry Chapin Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief network in Southwest Florida, serving Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. We rescue, inspect, transport and distribute donated food and other grocery products to more than 150 partner agencies and programs that provide direct services to those in need. They include food pantries, in-school pantries, mobile pantries, senior programs and disaster relief agencies. The food bank provides food for about 28,000 individuals each week.
- Hollywood Food Coalition (Los Angeles, CA)
It is our belief that everyone deserves the dignity of a full stomach. Our nightly Meal Engagement Program provides over 150 members of our community with their most pressing need each night, a nourishing meal. Food is the cornerstone not only of survival, but of opportunity and hope.
- Invisible Hands Deliver (New York City, NY and Jersey City, NJ)
Invisible Hands is a group of engaged volunteers from communities at the least risk for severe COVID-19 reactions working to bring groceries and supplies to those in high-risk demographics. We’re focused most prominently on the elderly, disabled, and immunocompromised, but are available to help anyone in need.
- Martha's Kitchen (San Jose, CA)
Feeding the hungry with dignity; no questions asked, and no judgements made.
- New York City Relief (New York and New Jersey Locations)
Founded in 1989, New York City Relief has mobilized thousands of volunteers to compassionately serve those struggling with homelessness by providing hope and resources that lead towards life transformation.
- Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Brooklyn, NY)
At O.L.P.H. we want to be a community where people find lots of help in living in God’s presence. We come from different parts of the world -- east and west, north and south -- and we settle here in Brooklyn. We are committed to be a community where people help each other find a sense of belonging, and where people and families find help in following Christ and bringing others to him.
- Pittsford Food Shelf Inc. (Pittsford, VT)
- Salt & Sea Mission (Brooklyn, NY)
- Second Harvest of Big Bend (Tallahassee, FL)
Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s mission is to feed the hungry in the Big Bend through our network of partner agencies, and to educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger. Founded in 1982 as the Food Bank of Tallahassee, we began by picking up prepared and perishable food at local restaurants and grocery stores (“food rescue”). In 1986 we joined America’s Second Harvest – the Nation’s Food Bank Network, now called Feeding America. Feeding America is a network of more than 200 food banks that each has a defined service area.
- Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank (Spokane Valley, WA)
Started by ten Protestant Churches, Spokane Valley Partners began with the United Church Welfare of Spokane in 1951. The purpose was to direct a united church effort to adequately supervise and care for the distressed conditions of the needy. In April 1990, The Spokane Valley Center was given 501(c)(3) certification as a tax-exempt organization. Spokane Valley could now boast of a single, unified center serving the needs of low-income, needy and disadvantaged families. In 2001, The Spokane Valley Center moved to its current location at 10814 East Broadway Avenue and in 2007, The Spokane Valley Center was renamed Spokane Valley Partners.
- St. Peter’s Food Pantry (Manhattan, NY)
The Saint Peter’s Food Pantry was founded over two decades ago and has been a significant source of support for New York's most vulnerable residents. We also have a dedicated group of volunteers who help make the pantry a truly hospitable place and keep it humming week after week. We provide services for individuals without regard to any religious affiliation and although we request referrals, we provide food for anyone requesting our services.
- Stapleton UAME Church Food Pantry (Staten Island, NY)
God has purposed us to be a missions minded church focused on the spiritual edification of each member and serving as a conduit of community empowerment Christ is its center, God is its keeper, Holy Spirit is its teacher, and we are God’s, hands and feet.
- Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry (Manhattan, NY)
The Salvation Army (Cheyenne, WY)
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
- Village Temple Soup Kitchen (Manhattan, NY)
The Village Temple Soup Kitchen has been proudly serving free meals to the homeless and needy every Saturday since 1987. Some of our guests live in the neighborhood, some come from other areas of the city and many join us on a regular basis and have become friends. We take great pride in preparing a wonderful hot soup together with sandwiches, fruit, hot/cold drinks and dessert. The Soup Kitchen operations are funded by grants and contributions, and supported by food generously donated weekly from local businesses. We also receive food from City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York.
- Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (Hampton, VA)
Food banks provide food to people who otherwise might go hungry. Established in 1986, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has been the leading hunger relief organization across the greater Peninsula region, serving the 1 in 7 Virginians who struggle with hunger. In order to meet the consistent need for healthy meals in our community, the Foodbank partners with over 200 member agencies and programs, including faith-based organizations, food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and community centers across our service area. These agencies and programs offer an essential resource for individuals, families, seniors, children, and veterans who confront the challenge of food insecurity. Together, we have provided over 167 million meals. Hunger relief is truly a collaborative effort, and with the support of our partner agencies, generous donors, and committed volunteers, we are able to provide nourishment and hope to our neighbors in need each day.
- Vision Urbana Food Pantry (Manhattan, NY)
Vision Urbana, Inc. (VU) was founded in 1993 as a faith-based initiative of the Primitive Christian Church, a long-standing institution in the Lower East Side (LES) with a 60-year history of service. VU is a grassroots organization that has focused on the needs of the LES / CB#3 community for all of its almost 25 years of existence. We are linguistically and culturally competent with strong ties to this neighborhood and especially its community organizations, local businesses, churches and other religious groups. Over its existence VU has been an epicenter of activity for the many very grassroots efforts to assist families whether it is case management, dealing with abuse cases, providing food through our Pantry program, and/or sanctuary for youth that have arrived to this city with no adult supervision. We have provided health education services, and bilingual culturally competent workshops conducted by health and mental health professionals to well over a thousand participants.
- Well of Hope Food Bank (Kissimmee, FL)
Our Mission is to help and assist individuals and families in the Central Florida area, distributing food, clothes, furniture and family support to those in need.
- Xavier Mission Food Pantry (Manhattan, NY)
Xavier Mission is a FOR-IMPACT organization providing basic services as well as opportunities for empowerment and self-sufficiency to New Yorkers in need. We prefer the term “for-impact” rather than “non-profit”, as we would rather be defined by what we DO than what we don’t do. Since 1983, Xavier Mission has welcomed, served, and empowered our guests with dignity and respect. We operate six community outreach programs that provide a continuum of services to those facing difficult times.
- Zion Community Food Pantry (Hudson, NY)