Feeding Our Neighbors

Between the last Sunday of January and first Sunday of February, Timothy Cardinal Dolan calls on non-Catholics and Catholics alike to feed our neighbors by replenishing food pantries and soup kitchens that so many families rely on to survive.

"We need to feed the hungry in the name of Jesus, and that is a high honor and call. 
We need to make sure that none of our neighbors are ever turned away
when they look to the church for help."

- Timothy Cardinal Dolan

There is just one goal for Feeding Our Neighbors: to ensure that no hungry neighbor is turned away.

Sponsored by Catholic organizations throughout the Archdiocese of New York and managed by Catholic Charities, 100% of contributions to the campaign support local food pantries that serve New Yorkers, non-Catholics and Catholics alike.


The Challenge of Feeding the Hungry

Feeding Our Neighbors is a united effort to fight hunger. Organizational participants in Feeding Our Neighbors include all Archdiocesan Catholic schools, local parishes, the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office, the Office of Youth Ministry and the Catholic Charities Federation.

  • The cost of living In New York is high: the cost of an affordable meal within the Archdiocese of New York is nearly 9% higher than the national average. 
  • More than 1.7 million people in New York City live in poverty.
  • More than 20% of our New York City neighbors have difficulty affording food. 
  • Families with children fare worse: 39% of parents and children in New York City have difficulty affording food.
  • Nearly 325,000 of children throughout the 10 counties the Archdiocese of New York do not have enough to eat.

This year, we’ll be leveraging our collective reach and already expansive networks for an even greater impact


How to Feed Our New York Neighbors

Here are three simple ways to participate in our campaign:


1. Donate Food

Bring non-perishable foods to a  Catholic parish in the New York Archdiocese, the Catholic Charities headquarters at 1011 First Avenue, or your local Archdiocesan Catholic School. Learn more about acceptable food items to donate this year. 

Find local soup kitchens and food pantries ​in the map below:

If you or someone you know needs help with food, access soup kitchens and food pantries through our Find Help section.


2. Donate Funds

Donations to Feeding Our Neighbors can be made through Catholic Charities, your local parish, or any Catholic School in the New York Archdiocese. One dollar equals 10 meals. 



3. Volunteer

Our volunteers are essential in delivering Catholic Charities' mission to deliver, coordinate, and advocate for quality human services and programs. Volunteer at a food pantry, soup kitchen or Catholic Charities affiliated agency to support Feeding Our Neighbors.


Our Sponsors

We are pleased to have our generous corporate sponsors: Goya Foods and ShopRite 


Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, donated 300,000 pounds of food to the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign to support the vast network of food pantries and emergency food programs throughout the archdiocese of New York.


In January and February, 27 ShopRite supermarkets in the Hudson Valley ask shoppers to make non-perishable food or cash donations at checkout. Thanks to last year to shoppers at ShopRite’s participating stores, the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign collected $96,500 in cash donations and food donations equaling 421,000 meals. With your continued help, our goal is to surpass last year’s results.

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