We live into the vision of the day when sharing by all means scarcity for none.
Hospitality is at the heart of the Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program. We began this work in October 2007 in response to the number of people who rang the church bell to ask for food. We thought we might feed twenty people, and did not anticipate the response – both from people in need of food and from the community who came together to share their gifts and talents with others.
Our Mission: The Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program is a non-sectarian, emergency food program that provides no-cost groceries and hot meals to hungry people in Brooklyn. Our mission is to ensure that no one dies of hunger in North Brooklyn. We serve all people in need, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status or faith background (or lack thereof).
Our Values: The Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program is a safe place of love and compassion that supports resilience and self-efficacy. We treat everyone fairly.
Partners: We could not feed so many people without help from the following programs. A special thank you to New York City, New York State and to the Federal government (especially the U.S Dept. of Agriculture) for funding these critical emergency food programs, and our friendly neighbors and generous local small business too!
TEFAP – The Emergency Food Assistance Program
HPNAP – Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program
EFAP – Emergency Food Assistance Program
EFSP – Emergency Food and Shelter Program