Give locally, Give directly

For information on donating food or other items. See below.

Our operations have been greatly affected by the current pandemic. We have switched all operations to "grab-and-go". This has led to an increase in our supply costs, as we have now had to unexpectedly purchase to-go products for both our soup kitchen and food pantry.

Also, many other programs have unfortunatly closed as a result of COVID-19, meaning we have picked up more guests. We need your help to continue providing food to every person who comes to us for help.

Your donations stay local, and help our guests who need help today. You help New Yorkers directly.

We are able to serve the community because of support from the community.

Your donation makes a serious difference in the life of a family who is forced to choose between eating, or paying rent.

By providing food to people who need it now, we are able to help them get to the next step in their journey. Please donate today.

You can follow the link below to make an online donation or write a check to Trinity's Services And Food for the Homeless, and mail it to our address at the bottom of the page.

If you previously gave via Network for Good and want to manage your monthly recurring payments, follow this link HERE.

Do you accept food donations?

It depends. Generally, yes. We will never say no to food donations. One of our beliefs is that food should not go to waste. So if you have an abundance, we are so happy for you to share with us.

But if you're looking for a way to support us, and are considering going out and buying new food with the intent of donating it, we ask that you consider the spending power of a retail dollar vs. the spending power our dollar has with access to discounted and wholesale items.

The retail price of single can of tuna is $1.60 to $1.80, while we can buy it wholesale for $0.66 a can. 

The retail price of a single can of carrots averages $0.80 to $1.25, while we can buy it wholesale for around $0.49 a can.

This also doesn't account for the time and effort that goes into sorting and distributing the donated items.

One of the most impactful ways you can help a food pantry or soup kitchen is to donate money directly. We can stretch your donation with our network of suppliers in a way a regular consumer simply can not. Simply put... your money will literally go further and help more people when donated directly to us, than if you spend it at the grocery store, and then donate it.

We do accept designations with our donations, to specify that your gift must be spent on a particular request, like food. And if you don't feel comfortable making a monetary donation, we completely understand. We will never say no to a donation of food. We do not want anything to go to waste, and it will be put to good use.

Do you accept clothing donations?


We do not have the capacity, staff, or storage to manage donations of clothing. Graffiti Church on 7th Street between Ave B & Ave C has a clothing ministry, also the farmer's market on Tompkins Square Park has textile recycling. But please check in with them before bringing clothing items. 

All clothing left at our steps is disgarded.

We humbly ask, please do not dump any items at our door.