More New Yorkers than ever — about one in nine adults and one in six children, or a combined 2.2 million people — are facing food insecurity. Many of the guests we serve through our food pantry and soup kitchen services at The Father’s Heart Ministries are seniors with fixed incomes. With the rising cost of food, they tell us they have been unable to keep up. Other guests have lost their jobs, and even with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps), many just don’t have enough food for themselves or their families without additional help.
But it’s not just food that our guests need. The Father’s Heart is a place where they receive love and compassion. We also offer weekly programs that enable our guests to move from dependency to hope, restoring their sense of self-worth and dignity.
We need your help. On Saturday, November 4, 2023, we will host our third annual walkathon. Would you join us as we walk to bring awareness to this rising epidemic affecting our guests and in support of our programs? Please register here
Our programs include:
Soup kitchen-a hot meal of fresh eggs and sides to-go.
Food Pantry-groceries including fresh produce.
ESL and GED tutoring every week.
Men’s Transition Program — men are assisted and rehabilitated from homelessness and unemployment.
Social Services Desk-our guests can come and find the resources they need.
KidZone - enrichment activities for children, teens and their parents.
Alphabet Scoop – Teen job training and employment program.
If you cannot walk with us, you can still contribute to our efforts. You can make a tax-deductible donation by clicking here.
Your contributions make a tangible daily difference in the lives of your neighbors across New York City, and your generosity will not go unnoticed. Thank you for being such a valuable member of our community.