Although Lower Manhattan may not seem like a community where people are in need, it is; and the pandemic has further exacerbated economic inequalities. With sharp rises in the unemployment rate, the cost of groceries, and the number of people seeking assistance from food pantries and soup kitchens, food insecurity is at an all-time high in New York City.
Trinity remains committed to helping our neighbors in need through programs, such as Resource Connections, Brown Bag Lunch, and the Compassion Market. Through our grantmaking, Trinity also supports community partners who are addressing the roots of poverty—a primary reason people need assistance in the first place.
One in five people in NYC is food insecure. While the pandemic has highlighted inequality in our society, it has also brought forth shining examples of the helpers. Come together as a community on Thursday, April 22, at 6pm EDT to gain a greater understanding of how we all can contribute to the full circle of efforts combatting hunger and food insecurity in our neighborhood.
Monday to Friday from 2-5pm | Online
Get assistance with connecting to the Department of Homeless Services, applying to the NYC free senior meal program or SNAP benefits, and other community resources. Trinity’s Outreach team assists guests with accessing housing, legal aid, mental health services, immigration, SNAP benefits, and other services. If you or someone you know would like a helping hand, call 917-594-6300, Monday-Friday, 2-5pm. You can also leave a voicemail anytime or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime to receive a reply within 48 hours.
Everyday from 9am-5pm | Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street)
Although Lower Manhattan may not seem like a community where people are in need, it is. Since 2009, Trinity has served New Yorkers free, nutritional meals through its grab-and-go Brown Bag Lunch program. Before the pandemic, the program was offered midday at St. Paul’s Chapel, seven days a week. Today it’s offered throughout the day, seven days a week, to drop-in guests at Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street).
Trinity Wall Street is committed to the Brown Bag Lunch Ministry to help transform our community, our neighbors, and ourselves.
Mondays from 1-3pm by appointment | Community First Food Pantry
Every Monday from 11am-3:30pm at Community First Food Pantry (384 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002), guests can get groceries for five days (15 meals) along with personal hygiene kits. Make an appointment by calling Community First at 917-697-2842 or using the Plentiful App.
To assist a senior in your life who needs food delivered to their home, contact the Outreach team at email@example.com or call 917-594-6300 to make an appointment, Monday-Friday, 2-5pm. You can also leave a voicemail anytime or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime to receive a reply within 48 hours.
If you are a senior who needs help with food, we invite you to come to Trinity Church any day of the week (from 9am-5pm) for a free modest brown bag meal.