We are here to feed the hungry.

Trinity's Services And Food for the Homeless (or SAFH, pronounced "safe") started out as a response to the homeless living in and around Tompkins Sq. Park about 30 years ago.

And while the neighborhood of the East Village has changed dramatically these past decades, the need in this community has not.

We are here to feed the hungry, and help all who come through our doors.

A place at the table.

We belive everyone has the right to have access to food.

We are programmatically connected to Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish, but separately incorporated with our own board and separate finances.

Our mission is four fold:
  • To provide a reliable source of food for those who are hungry
  • To support good nutrition through our meals and with education.
  • To offer connections to other services.
  • To strengthen community through shared service.

Through our daily soup kitchen and food pantry, we serve around 200,000 meals annually. Our referral center connects families and individuals to services throughout the five boroughs.

People of every background, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, religion, and of any age may enjoy the meal without fear of being turned away.

Fresh, healthy food.

Many of the families and individuals who come to soup kitchens and food pantries are already vulnerable to a lack of access to a balanced diet, whether because of food scarcity, or living in a food desert.

The food offered in our Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry is always a healthy mix of all of the basic food groups. We offer many fresh fruits and vegetables to our customers so that they have the same nutrition available to them that makes for healthy eating.

When possible, we also strive to provide food that is locally grown.