A Calling to Serve

Founded in 1982, St. John’s Bread & Life works to alleviate hunger and poverty in Brooklyn and Queens. For many families and individuals, the foods that we provide are the only meals they have. We partner our hunger program with a comprehensive array of services designed to help people achieve self-sufficiency and increased stability, while reducing the need for emergency food services.

"We partner our hunger program with a comprehensive array of services designed to help people achieve self-sufficiency."

Every day, Bread & Life serves thousands of meals to hungry New Yorkers through our Lexington Avenue facility and our unique Mobile Soup Kitchen.

We are inspired by the story of the Loaves and Fishes in all we do. 

We also provide the following crucial services:

  • Medical care (provided by Care for the Homeless)
  • Legal counseling (provided by Urban Justice)
  • Nutrition education
  • Human services – including housing assistance and employment referrals