Bread and Life in Action



Volunteers help feed guests


The mission of Bread and Life is to bring food and assistance to the poor and accompany them on their journey to wholeness by providing emergency food, nutrition, health, and social services without discrimination to people in need in Brooklyn and Queens.

Bread and Life is a life-preserver for thousands of individuals and families living at, below or well-below the poverty level.   Our guests are the working poor, homeless and those at risk of homeless.  They come to Bread and Life seeking a hot meal, social services or just a kind word.  We have never lacked food or compassion for those in need.  In 2013, Bread and Life served one million meals!Feeding the Hungry
Feeding the hungry 

Last year, poor New Yorkers saw their food stamp allotment drastically cut.  Since then, the growing hunger crisis in New York City has resulted in a 26% increase in demand for Bread and Life’s food program.  Meanwhile our social services use increased by 12%, as case workers assist clients applying for benefits that will help them be more self-sufficient and ease the pain of the food stamp cuts

For every dollar donated to Bread and Life, $.82 goes directly to give food to the hungry and practical assistance to the needy.  And, regrettably, the need for our services is only growing.   We hope you will support our mission with a donation, volunteer service or help uplift awareness about food scarcity.  


Join us on Saturday, October 4th to hear how Bread and Life feeds the hungry 






Bread and Life brings food and assistance to the poor and accompany them on their journey to wholeness by providing necessary services. As an organization, we are called upon to live out this mission by respecting the inherent dignity of those who are poor, and by meeting the immediate needs of those living in poverty while providing avenues and challenges to move the people we serve out of poverty

Affordable Health Care Registration Available Through September 2014

 Help us Continue the Miracle at Bread and Life!

250 Families Needed for Christmas Program - Last Day to Register is November 16th 2013 - Click Here

Help Provide the Babies of Our Pantry with Diapers and Formula!

Download a Copy of our Annual Report

New Mobile Soup Kitchen Dedication

Dedication of Our New Expanded Space

How Bread and Life is Following the Pope's Mission  -  Click here to see Video

Bread and Life Helps 1,000's in Hurricane Relief

Mobile Soup Kitchen on YouTube

A Week in the Life of Anthony Butler at Bread and Life via The Huffington Post

The Need Continues - Anthony Butler Reveals Eye Popping Stats on Food Services

Bruce Beck of NBS Sports Talks about Sponsor A Family on WOR Radio's Non-Stop Giving Broadcast

Anthony Butler Shows how Bread and Life Helps to Feed Thousands of New Yorkers in Need.