Food Insecurity: How to Pray, Serve, and Give

Network Talks 2024: Understanding Food Insecurity in Our City

An estimated 1.3 million people are food insecurity in New York City. Let's join together in understanding this critical issue by praying, serving, and giving.



We hosted a virtual prayer on Thursday, April 25 at noon! If you missed it, you can still pray for our city by joining future prayer calls and following our prayer guide.



Many of our affiliate partners continue providing groceries, hot meals, and other food items to hungry New Yorkers in need. Find an affiliate partner in your neighbor and volunteer!


All Angels' Church

All Angels' Church serves the holistic needs of homeless men and women in the church and its surrounding Upper West Side community through meals, Sunday worship, Bible studies, drop-in service programs, and a recovery cafe.


City Relief

City Relief is a mobile outreach in New York and New Jersey that connects homeless men and women to resources that lead to life transformation. City Relief needs volunteers to converse with hungry New Yorkers at two outreaches in Harlem and the Bronx.


Dream Center

Dream Center NYC is a neighborhood-based community organization that provides basic food and hygiene needs to public housing communities in Chelsea and East Harlem.


Graffiti Community Ministries

Graffiti Community Ministries is a Christ-centered community center that offers programs and services, such as food and clothing distribution, tutoring, and after school activities to the Alphabet City community in the East Village.


Living Waters Fellowship

Living Waters Fellowship is a church that provides children's programs and breakfast to the local Bushwick, Brooklyn community.


Next Step Community Church

Next Step Community Church, formerly Recovery House of Worship, helps hurting people heal in Downtown Brooklyn. Current programming includes a community food pantry, hot breakfast, visitation ministry, support for new parents, and more.


St. Paul’s House

St. Paul's House offers food programs through Creighton's Cafe and Tuesday Pantry, hands-on ministry experience, and biblical discipleship to men and women who are experiencing homelessness.


The Bowery Mission

Since the 1870s, The Bowery Mission has served generations of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, hunger, and poverty. At its downtown campuses, New Yorkers in need receive hot meals, clothing, and safe overnight shelter.


The Father’s Heart Ministries

The Father's Heart Ministries provides services to the unemployed, at-risk youth, immigrants, and those without social or family support. Their Hunger Prevention Program offers a food pantry and hot breakfast to neighbors in the East Village community.


The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army provides services to those in need, including food and meals, emergency social services, after-school programs, and disaster relief. The Salvation Army also partners with City Relief and The Bowery Mission to reach more New Yorkers in need.


This season, we're focused on fundraising collectively for the issue-based need of food insecurity. Help us in supporting affiliates who have food programs that their communities depend on daily. 


Want to give by check, ACH, or in a different way? See all our ways to give.

Spring Benefit 2024
Spring Benefit 2024


Plus: You're invited to our Spring Benefit on Thursday, May 16! We'll be fundraising for affiliates who have food insecurity-related programs. Pastor Marian of The Father's Heart will be our key speaker!