Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen

In the District

BCR Project Rescue

127 W. 25th Street

The Soup Kitchen provides meals everyday from 6:30 AM- 8:00 AM.

Hunger Free-NYC

50 Broad Street Suite 1103
(212) 825-0028

New York City Coalition Against Hunger is a network of over 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens. It provides technical assistance to pantries and kitchens, helps connect clients to government benefits, and advocates for political solutions to hunger.

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

296 Ninth Avenue
(212) 924-0167

The Soup Kitchen partners with several other non-profits and government agencies to provide services to their clients. Medical vans, legal staff, HIV/AIDS outreach workers, and benefits counselors regularly visit the site. Holy Apostles also runs a writers’ workshop and bible study sessions for its clients, and engages in political advocacy.

Holy Cross Church Crossroads 

329 W. 42nd Street

(347) 852-0274

The Holy Cross Church operates a food pantry. The food pantry operates Saturday from 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM.

Maria’s Kitchen

415 W. 59th Street
(212) 397-7222

This is an informal feeding program that provides a hot meal and a pantry bag with an additional meal to anyone who comes to their door – there are no rules for receiving a meal and no other services provided. Clientele is mostly unemployed men but also includes some women with families and some elderly. They serve about 500 meals each month and demand has increased by about 10 – 15% over the past year.

Metro Baptist Church

410 West 40th Street
(212) 594-4464

The church operates a food pantry on Saturdays and a clothes closet on Tuesday. The majority of its clients are displaced families living in homeless shelters.

Metropolitan Community Church

446 West 36th Street
(212) 629-7440

The church food pantry provides nutritionally appropriate groceries to People With AIDS Tuesday – Friday. On Thursdays it also provides a general grocery bag to the first 100 people who arrive. The soup kitchen serves lunches to anyone who comes Tuesday – Friday, 2-3pm. It also serves a community dinner on the last Tuesday of each month and a dinner for members of the transgender community on the last Thursday of each month. The transgender clients they serve tend to be homeless prostitutes.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ

457 West 51st Street
(212) 265-5020

Lunch is served Monday-Friday, 12:30 – 1pm. Food pantry provides canned goods to needy families.

Safe Horizon

545 Eighth Avenue, 22nd Floor
(212) 695-2220

Safe Horizon works with homeless youth up to the age of 23, who are living on the streets. They provide lunch, showers, counseling, mental health care, and medical care at the drop-in center. If clients attend a group they can also receive dinner. Safe Horizon also does outreach, primarily in the Times Square area, via foot patrols and a van and will take requests to send out an outreach worker.

St. Clements Episcopal Church

423 West 46th Street
(212) 246-7277

The church operates a food pantry on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:00am that is open to anyone. It is now averaging 600 bags of food each week, which is up 30% just in the past few months. During the winter those waiting on line to pick up food are also provided with a light breakfast.

St. John’s Bread of Life

211 West 30th Street
(212) 564-9070

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

308 West 46th Street
(212) 246-3540

The soup kitchen serves lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The church also operates a small emergency homeless shelter under the umbrella of the Times Square Consortium.

St. Paul’s House Inc.

335 West 51st Street
(212) 265-5435

The soup kitchen operates everyday but Tuesday from 7am – 8:30am. Tuesdays at 10am they operate the food pantry and distribute clothing. They have noticed increased demand.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

346 West 20th Street
(212) 929-2390

St. Peter’s operates a food pantry five days/week, from 10am – noon, that serves predominantly low-income families who live in the community, some of whom are homeless. Clients must have a referral and can only use the pantry twice/month. Additionally, on Saturdays from 10am – 11:30am no referral is needed.

Salvation Army, New York Temple

132 West 14th Street
(212) 242-7770

Project O.R.E.

331 E 12th Street
(212) 780-5436

This program is operated by the Educational Alliance out of Congregation Emunath Israel. It provides a range of services to middle-aged and elderly people who are homeless or otherwise isolated. The population served is predominantly Jewish. Project O.R.E. includes breakfast and lunch daily, counseling, a food pantry, a clothes closet, group social activities, and access to phones and a mailing address.

City Wide

Please visit the Food Bank for New York City to find other food pantries or soup kitchens locations outside of the district. You may also view the Food Help NYC Locator Map to find other food pantries or soup kitchens throughout the five boroughs.