Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Depend on School Breakfast and Lunch? NYC has that Covered

Grab and Go Meals are Ready for ALL Students

student with lunch

by John-Mark de Palma

UPDATE March 17, 2020 With public schools in New York City closed in an effort to combat Covid-19...

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St. Augustine’s Food Pantry: Feeding Our Neighbors and Building Community

By Alice Garbarini Hurley and John-Mark de Palma

Look around. You may not see them, as you fill your grocery cart or wait for an extra-large latte, but more than 20 percent of our New York City neighbors...

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Alianza: A Safety Net for Homeless Students

NOTE: the original article below was drafted and edited by Alice Hurley and John Mark de Palma. This version was edited by Jim Sliney Jr.

By Alice Garbarini Hurley, John Mark de Palma,...

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Not at Midnight, No Running Required

It’s called the “Midnight Run,” but it’s finished by 7:30 p.m., and you don’t need to bring your sneakers.

Despite what the name suggests, the...

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Almost Invisible, Except for One Cold Night in January

By Dan Carinci


If you asked someone for the ideal way to spend a Monday evening in January, canvassing the streets to estimate the number of homeless people in New...

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A Place to Call Home: Sisters address inadequate housing worldwide

Sr. Margaret Farrell, a member of the Religious Sisters of Charity, is spiritual ministry coordinator at Covenant House California in Los Angeles and a frequent visitor to...

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Overcoming a Life of Drugs and Homelessness, James Addison is Making His Mark

LEFSA Discussion Group Leader & Financial Officer- James Addison (middle) at the 2019 Catholic Charities NY Agency Convening 


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SNAP: Who Gets To Say Who Is Hungry?

By Jim Sliney Jr

SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is changing. In December, the current administration announced a new rule that would limit States’ ability to set eligibility...

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Coming in From the Cold in the Hudson Valley

By Jim Sliney Jr

On January 23rd, in New York State’s Ulster County, people came together to count their fellow citizens living without a roof over their heads. This great public...

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Bringing Mental Health to the People

By Jim Sliney Jr.

In New York City there is an important change underway in how mental health is received. Part of Mayor DeBlasio’s...

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