Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Hunger Programs

Volunteers on New York Cares' Hunger projects do more than just serve a meal -- they provide a warm smile, friendly conversation, and the reassurance that someone cares. These projects serve hundreds of men, women, and children at homeless shelters, churches, and senior centers each day.

Below is a list of Hunger projects in need of new volunteers. Use the filters to find a project near you or on a convenient day of the week and sign up today!

Looking for other ways you can meet the immediate needs of our city? Brighten the day of a senior, walk homeless animals, and help adults improve their job prospects

Not yet a volunteer?

More than 63,000 New Yorkers volunteered last year on projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. If you see a challenge that is affecting your community, New York Cares offers volunteer opportunities where you can respond.

Volunteers Share About Hunger Projects

"While helping out at the Xavier Mission's food pantry last weekend, I ran into 2 of our former students from the Nutrition Education session last summer. They both chose whole wheat pasta instead of white pasta and asked for carrots and cabbage in the fresh vegetable section. "