Feeding Program Support
If a brother or sister lacks food and one of you says, "go in peace," and yet do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? Faith if it has no works is dead.
- James 2:15-17
The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies is a partner in the United Way of New York City’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Each year we receive and distribute funding for faith-based providers of emergency feeding and nutrition programs. Most of these churches are not large enough or do not have the administrative capability to manage these grants on their own. So we also provide technical assistance to help them with the application and reporting process, and to help them maintain proper accounting and fiscal records.
In 2009 we worked with 44 churches which operated 37 food pantries and 18 soup kitchens in underserved neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs of New York and beyond. Faith-based feeding programs that wish to apply for support through this program should contact The United Way of New York City.
Will you help feed someone in need today?
FPWA helps churches and human service agencies feed thousands of hungry New Yorkers each year. Donate non-perishable food items at FPWA's main office or organize a food or fundraising drive at your school, office, or church.
We can provide information on how to conduct a food drive if you would like to conduct one at your venue. If you have any questions, please email Rev. Joel A. Gibson or call Nakia Johnson at (212) 801-1310.