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Emergency Food Service

Broadway Community, Inc.  provides emergency food, clothing and shelter to those in need, as well as long-term support aimed at healing the body, mind and spirit. Broadway Community, Inc. (BCI) is a faith- and community-based social service organization that strives to make a difference in the lives of the people who walk through our doors.

Church of the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is committed to feeding the hungry, comforting the afflicted, seeking justice for the homeless, and counseling and providing a sense of hope and opportunity to those in need.

Part of the Solution (POTS) mission is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to our door. POTS is challenged to respond to the individual and collective crisis in the lives of our guests and neighborhood. POTS attempts to foster personal development in all by providing a supportive environment so all can assess their strengths and weaknesses to move toward stability in income, housing and nutrition. POTS recognizes that a myriad of issues affect crisis in individual’s lives. POTS responds to these issues through three programs:

  • The Basic Program,
  • The Homeless Prevention Program
  • and The Transitional Residence Program.

Saint Francis Xavier Church parishioners took the initiative to start our St. Francis Xavier Mission’s Welcome Table soup kitchen in 1982. This evolved as a response to the needs of the homeless population in our Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea at that time. Since then, nearly 1 million meals have been served by our volunteers. Every Sunday, a day when most other soup kitchens in NYC are closed, approximately 700 meals are served to our guests. Soup, salad, a hot entrée, juice, coffee, tea, (or iced tea), bread, fruit, and dessert are offered to whoever comes and is hungry. However, the Welcome Table aims to be more than just another “soup kitchen.” By providing a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for our guests, we hope to impart a sense of dignity to those accorded scant respect by society. The Welcome Table also provides our guests with guidance and assistance in obtaining entitlement benefits though the help of the homeless advocacy group REACH, a program run by N.Y.U. Law School student volunteers.

St. John’s Bread and Life’s mission is to bring food to the poor and accompany them on their journey to wholeness by providing necessary services. We advocate for them, always mindful of the words of St Vincent “to serve others as we would serve Christ”.

West Side Campaign Against Hunger:(WSCAH) Through a supermarket style food pantry, alleviates hunger and creates a culture that promotes self-reliance and works for change. WSCAH changes our perception of hungry people by working in partnership with them, providing food with dignity and empowering customers to find solutions.

Yorkville Common Pantry (YCP) is dedicated to reducing hunger and promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. Our services are provided in the Upper East Side and East Harlem to our neighbors in and around these communities. As the largest, nonsectarian, neighborhood-based provider of emergency food in New York City, YCP provides 1,250,000 meals annually to all who come seeking relief from hunger. The Pantry was founded in 1981 by a coalition of East Side churches and synagogues and receives strong support from its forty-five member Board of Directors.


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