How to Feed Our New York Neighbors

During the week of Sunday, January 26th - Sunday, February 2nd  2014, Timothy Cardinal Dolan calls on all Catholics to Feed Our Neighbors in New York, and respond to the overwhelming need in our New York community.

Take one small action this January to help feed the hungry. Together, we can change lives.

  • Support a Fundraising Drive. Donations can be made through Catholic Charities, your local parish, or any Catholic School in the New York Archdiocese. You can also make a quick $10 donation to Feeding Our Neighbors by texting "CCHOPE" to 85944.
  • Volunteer at a Food Pantry Near You. See the list of food pantries below for "Feeding Our Neighbors" volunteer opportunities near you.  
Food and Funds to Replenish Food Pantries in
NYC and the Hudson Valley 

Staten Island

  • Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • St. Mary of the Assumption
  • Assumption St. Paul
  • St. Edwards Food Pantry


  • St Vincent De Paul Society
     (Red Hook)
  • Holy Trinity Church, Poughkeepsie
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Amenia
  • St. Columba Church, Hopewell Junction
  • St. Mary’s Church, Wappingers Falls


  • Our Lady of Sorrows (Lower East Side)
  • St. Cecilia (East Harlem)
  • Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Pantry
  • CCCS Mobile Pantry in the Bronx and Staten Island
  • St. Joseph of the Holy Family


  • Catholic Community Services,
    St Paul's
  • Catholic Community Services Rockland (Haverstraw)
  • St. Ann (Nyack)


  • Highbridge Community Life Food Pantry at Sacred Heart Church
  • St. Jerome's (South Bronx)
  • Immaculate Conception (Northeast)
  • Our Lady of Grace
  • Resource Center for Community Development (Hopeline)
  • St. Nicholas of Tolentine


  • Ulster County Food Pantry & Special Needs Food Pantry
  • St. Mary's/St. Andrew's Food Pantry
  • St. Joseph (New Paltz)


  • Sacred Heart Project Family (Mt. Vernon)
  • St. Peter's (Yonkers)


  • Our Lady of the Assumption (Bloominburg)
  • St. Anthony of Padua (Yulan)



  • St. John the Evangelist (Mahopac)


  • St. Francis of Assisi (Newburgh)


 external link Click here for a more extensive list of food pantries in the Archdiocese of New York.



  Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens need the following nutritious foods:

• Canned Vegetables
• Vegetable Soups

• Canned Fruits
(in juice or light syrup)
• Dried Fruits
• 100% Fruit Juices

• Beans- canned or dry
• Peanut Butter
• Nuts
• Canned Meat
(chicken, beef, ham)

• Canned Fish
(tuna, salmon, sardines)
• Canned Stews
(chicken or beef)
• Rice
(white, brown, flavored)
• Pasta/noodles
• Dry Cereal and Hot Cereal
(grits, oatmeal, farina)
• Flour/Cornmeal/Baking Mixes
• Whole Wheat Crackers
• Couscous
• Dry Milk packets
• Shelf stable milk
• Soy/Almond/Rice Milk
 Other Items
• Nutritional Beverages
(Boost, Ensure, Carnation
Instant Breakfast)
• Spices
• Coffee/Tea
• Personal Care Items

To ensure food safety, we cannot use:

  • Rusty or Unlabeled Cans 
  • Avoid glass containers and all perishable foods
  • Homemade Items
  • Non-commercial Canned Items
  • Non-commercial Packaged Items
  • Alcoholic Beverages & Mixes
  • Open or Used Items

external link Click here to download the food list for 2014.

For more information, contact Luz Tavarez- Salazar at