Feeding young and old, homeless and working poor, our Community Kitchens fulfill the most basic needs of nourishment and fellowship for underserved New Yorkers. From a cozy Saturday breakfast in a rural area, to a massive lunch service in the heart of Manhattan, Community Kitchens play an important role in their communities. They are also an important access point for other services including housing assistance, health insurance enrollment and counseling referrals.

The Community Kitchens awarded funding in the 2019 Basic Human Needs grant cycle include:

Angel Food East, St. John's Church, Kingston $15,000

Angel Food East
St. John’s Church, Kingston

207 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY 12402

Phone:  (845) 331-6538

Web: http://angelfoodeast.org/

Director: Lisa Hantes
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Michelle Meech
Hours of Operation: Monday and Thursday, 7:30 am-1:00 pm.

Angel Food East provides fresh, nutritious, hot meals to sick and homebound individuals in Ulster County, and to their families and caregivers. Volunteers bring five hot meals weekly to more than 50 clients.

Brown-Bag Lunch Program, Christ & St. Stephen's, Manhattan $7,200

Brown Bag Program
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, Manhattan

120 W. 69th St., New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212-787-2755

Director: Ms. Judith Phillips
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. L. Kathleen Liles
Hours of Operation: Weekdays, 9:30 am-10:30 am (including holidays)

Christ and St. Stephen’s Church provides nutritious brown bag meals for 90 hungry guests every weekday. Volunteers distribute warm clothing during the winter months.

Cathedral Community Cares, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan $15,000

Cathedral Community Cares
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025

Phone: 212-316-7583
Email: info@stjohndivine.org

Director: Thomas Perry
Clergy in Charge: Dean Clifton Daniel III
Hours of Operation: Soup Kitchen – Sundays 9 am-3 pm. Clothing Closet – Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-1pm. Food Stamp Certification and Recertification – By appointment (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Health Screenings and Services – Monthly, listed on website

Founded in the 1980s in response to increasing HIV/AIDS diagnoses and corresponding homelessness, Cathedral Community Cares serves as a soup kitchen, clothing closet, and food stamp certification and health education center for over 13,000 disadvantaged members of the Harlem/Morningside Heights community.

Christ Church of Ramapo Feeding Ministries, Suffern $15,000

Christ Church of Ramapo Feeding Ministries
Christ Church of Ramapo, Suffern

65 Washington Ave., Suffern, NY 10901

Phone: 845-357-1615

Director: Kitty Nash
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Dale Cranston

Email: Dale.Cranston@Protonmail.com

Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Christ Church of Ramapo feeds low income Rockland County residents every single day. In addition to their meal program, Christ Church also has a weekly food pantry, ESL classes, job training and extensive referrals for health, food and housing services.

Community Meal, All Saints' Episcopal Church, Manhattan $2,400

Community Meal
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Manhattan

230 East 60th St., New York, NY 10022

Phone: (212) 758-0447
Email: info@allsaintsnyc.org


Director:  Robin Rule
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Steven J. Yagerman

Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Founded more than a decade ago, All Saints’ Community Meal is one of the few volunteer-run sit-down weekend meal programs in Midtown Manhattan. In 2016, All Saints’ provided 4,200 guests with hot meals and fellowship.

Crossroads Community Services, St. Bartholomew's Church, Manhattan $25,000

Crossroads Community Services
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Manhattan

325 Park Avenue at 51st Street, New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212-378-0222


Director: The Rev. Susan Anderson-Smith
Clergy in Charge: The Right Rev. Dean Wolfe

Hours of Operation: Pantry – Thursday from 10am – 2pm. Women’s Shelter – 365 nights a year 7p to 6am. Soup Kitchen – Breakfast: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, 7:00-8:30am, Saturday 9:30-11:00am. Dinner: Every day from 5:30-6:30pm.

Crossroads Community Services provides food, shelter and support to help hungry and homeless New Yorkers break out of the cycle of poverty. Services include breakfast offered four times a week, a choice food pantry providing over 88,000 meals a year, a homeless shelter, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, counseling services and benefit eligibility services.

Friday Food Fest, Holyrood Church, Manhattan $4,500

Friday Food Fest
Holyrood Church, Manhattan

715 West 179th St., New York, NY 10033

Phone: 212-923-3770
Email:  mzepeda@holyroodsantacruz.org

Web: https://holyroodsantacruz.org/

Director: Ms. Jacqueline Kellum-Foster
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Luis Barrios

Hours of Operation: Fridays, 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Friday Food Fest provides a warm and caring atmosphere where homeless and needy men, women and children are fed a balanced, nutritious meal in the Washington Heights neighborhood. They serve 5,000 meals annually.

Grace's Kitchen, Grace Church, White Plains $20,000

Grace’s Kitchen/ Lifting up Westchester
Grace Church, White Plains

33 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10603

Phone: 914-949-3098
Web: http://www.liftingupwestchester.org/

Director: Deborah Williams
Clergy in Charge: the Rev. Judith Lee

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday. 10:30 am-noon (including holidays)

Grace’s Kitchen, formally the Grace Church Community Center Soup Kitchen, provides a hot midday meal every weekday. The program also provides informal counselling and referrals to other services (medical, mental health, substance abuse, documentation) as well as information about government benefits, housing programs and job opportunities.

Grace's Kitchen, Grace Church, Nyack $4,800

Grace’s Kitchen
Grace Church, Nyack

130 First Avenue Nyack NY 10960

Phone: 845-358-1297
Web: www.gracechurchnyack.org

Director: Kim Cross
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Owen Thompson

Hours of Operation: Thursdays, 7:00 am – 8:30 am

In 2016, after conversation with members of the Nyack Hunger Coalition, Grace Church started a Thursday morning breakfast program to serve the surrounding community. Teams of parishioner and community volunteers cook and serve a restaurant-style meal and provide referrals to local social service organizations.

Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen, Grace Church, Middletown $25,000

Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen
Grace Church, Middletown

12 Depot Street, Middletown, NY 10940

Phone: 845-344-0569

Director: Phyllis Guardino
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Victor Sarrazin

Hours of Operation: Breakfast – Monday-Friday 7 am-8:30 am. Midday Meal – Monday-Saturday: 11 am-noon. Sundays: 3 pm-4pm

The Guild of St. Margaret serves the hungry in Middletown 365 days a year, amounting to over 50,000 breakfasts and lunches annually. Now in its thirty-third year of operation, the Soup Kitchen is an anchor in its rural area, serving as an access point for benefits and other essential services.

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, Manhattan $15,000

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Church of the Holy Apostles, Manhattan

296 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Phone: 212-924-0167

Director: John-Harvard Reid
Clergy in Charge: Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson

Hours of Operation: Weekdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm. Counseling Services 10:30 am – 4pm

As the largest soup kitchen in New York City, Holy Apostles serves a hot, nutritious lunch every weekday to over 1,000 people in the sanctuary of the church. In addition, Holy Apostles offers counseling and referral services every weekday and holds several unique support groups and health and wellness classes for those in need.

Neighborhood Dinner, St. Peter's Church, Port Chester $11,400

Neighborhood Dinner
St. Peter’s Church, Port Chester

19 Smith Street, Port Chester, NY 10573

Phone: 914-939-1244
Email: stpeterspc@gmail.com

Director: Livia Carvajal

Clergy: Rev. Salvador P. Ros
Hours of Operation: Neighborhood Dinner, Sundays 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 2nd Mondays 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  

The Neighborhood Dinner program provides hot meals on Sunday and every second Monday. St. Peter’s also runs a “Food Pantry Mobile” distributing food to families in need.

Our Lord's Soup Kitchen, Grace Church, West Farms, Bronx $5,000

Our Lord’s Soup Kitchen
Grace Church, West Farms, Bronx

1909 Vyse Avenue, Bronx, NY 10460

Phone: 718-542-1946

Email: gecwf@verizon.net

Director: Daisy Clemeston
Clergy in Charge: Wardens Daisy Clemetson and Manelva Wallace

Hours of Operation: Hot meals – Tuesdays and Saturdays, 12-2pm. Food bags – Thursdays, 9-12pm

Our Lord’s Soup Kitchen serves hot meals twice a week  and a weekly pantry. They also provide their guests with clothing, counseling, and referrals to other community organizations.

St. Ignatius of Antioch Soup Kitchen, Manhattan $3,200

St. Ignatius of Antioch Soup Kitchen
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, Manhattan

552 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 580-3326

Director: Holly Hughes
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Dr. Andrew C. Blume

Hours of Operation: Saturdays 1:00 pm -4.15 pm & Mondays 6:oo pm – 7:15 pm

St. Ignatius’ Soup Kitchen provides two nourishing meals  a week and offers brown bag lunches for people on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. They serve almost 4,500 meals every year.

St. Margaret's Feeding Ministry, Bronx $2,200

St. Margaret’s Feeding Ministry
St. Margaret’s Church, Longwood, Bronx

940 E. 156th St., Bronx, NY 10455

Phone: 718-589-4430

Email: smecbx@verizon.net

Director: Patricia L. Bryant
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Theodora Brooks

Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 9:00 am to 10:00 pm and Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

Serving the poorest congressional district in the nation, St. Margaret’s in the South Bronx provides two meals every week for the community along with health and wellness classes and social service referrals.

St. Michael's Church Outreach, St. Michael's, Manhattan $12,600

St. Michael’s Church Outreach
St. Michael’s Church, Manhattan

225 West 99th St., New York, NY 10025

Phone: 212-222-2700

Directors: Marilyn Thompson and Ginger Lief
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Katherine Flexer

Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

St. Michael’s serves a meal every Saturday morning and connects guests with a network of Upper West Side social services through their “Pilgrim Resource Center.” A health van also offers medical services to the community during the Saturday meal.

Shepherd's Kitchen, Newburgh $5,900

Shepherd’s Kitchen   

271 Broadway, Newburgh NY 12550

Phone: 845-562-8545
Coordinators:The Rev. Deacon Mavourneen Hubbard

Clergy in Charge: Rev. Rigoberto Avila-Nativi

Hours of Operation: Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Shepherd’s Kitchen provides a hot meal, clothing and a safe place to rest every Saturday and Sunday for anyone in need. They serve 11,000 guests every year.

St. Andrew's Community Kitchen, St. Andrew's, Bronx $7,500

St. Andrew’s Community Kitchen
Church of St. Matthew & St. Timothy, Bronx

781 Castle Hill Ave. Bronx, New York 10473

Phone: 929-228-8439


Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Yesupatham Duraikannu

Hours of Operation: Second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 12-2pm.

Two Saturdays each month, lay leaders at the St. Andrew’s Church in the Castle Hill neighborhood of the Bronx have begun offering a hot meal to 100 residents of the surrounding neighborhood, many of whom are elderly or disabled.

Sunday Meals Program, Church of St. Matthew & St. Timothy, Manhattan $3,000

Sunday Meals Program
Church of St. Matthew & St. Timothy, Manhattan

26 W. 84th St., New York, NY 10024

Phone: 212-362-6750

Email:  lbotero@smstchurch.org

Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Carla E. Roland

Hours of Operation: Sundays at 2:oo pm – 3:00 pm, October – June

The Sunday meals program serves hot meals 39 Sundays out of the year for hungry people on the Upper West Side, and provides referrals to further services as well as monthly educational classes.

Wednesday Night Homeless Feeding Program, Church of the Epiphany, Manhattan $4,300

Wednesday Night Homeless Feeding Program
Church of the Epiphany, Manhattan

1393 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Phone: 212-737-2720
Email: info@epiphanynyc.org
Web: http://epiphanynyc.org/ministry-and-outreach/

Director: Janette Gautier
Clergy in Charge: The Rev. Jennifer Reddall

Hours of Operation: Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Wednesday Night Homeless Feeding Program provides a healthy, hot meal every week. The meal is accompanied by an on-site social worker who assists guests by providing referrals to social services as needed.