Food Justice

Brown Bag Lunch Ministry

Brown Bag Lunch Ministry

Although Lower Manhattan may not seem like a community where people are in need, it is. Since the Brown Bag Lunch Ministry began, volunteers have served 200 people a week. In addition to distributing brown bag lunches to those in need of emergency food assistance, volunteers pack the brown bags and help in connecting guests with resources and benefits. The program hosts volunteers from Trinity’s congregation, staff, and community partners.

Trinity Wall Street is committed to the Brown Bag Lunch Ministry to help transform our community, our neighbors, and ourselves. Through its grant-making, Trinity also supports community partners who are addressing the roots of poverty—the reason people need brown bag lunches in the first place.

Trinity offers emergency food assistance seven days a week at one location only:

St. Paul’s Chapel 
Sundays at 2pm
Mondays - Saturdays at 12:45pm

To get involved, sign up here.


For Seniors

To assist a senior in your life who needs food delivered to their home, contact Mandy Culbreath at (646) 216-6413, or visit Mandy on Wednsdays at Parish Center from 1-3.

If you are a senior who needs help with food, we invite you to come to St. Paul’s Chapel at 12:45 Monday-Saturday and Sundays at 2pm for a free modest brown bag meal.

  • Trinity acknowledges that approximately 204,000 New York City seniors, or approximately one out of every five (20 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.

  • Approximately 70,000 New York City veterans, or approximately three out of every ten (30 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.

Source: Hunger’s New Normal: Redefining Emergency in Post-Recession New York City. Food Bank For New York City (2012)