Queens Interfaith Hunger Network

Working in partnership with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Federation organized the Queens Interfaith Hunger Network in 1983. The Queens Interfaith Hunger Network, a project of the Federation's Ecumenical Ministry in Queens, provides technical assistance to churches, synagogues and other community organizations on establishing and operating an emergency food pantry or soup kitchen.

The Queens Interfaith Hunger Network engages aggressively in advocacy on behalf of those in need.

The Emergency Food Service, established by the Queens Federation of Churches in 1976, is the Network's flagship pantry, providing food to clergy and social workers for their parishioners and clients in need.

There are over 115 pantries and soup kitchens affiliated with the Queens Interfaith Hunger Network. Each is operated independently by a church or local community organization. Collectively they provide more than 7-million meals to hungry persons in Queens each year.

The SHARE Food Program is operating in Queens and helps families stretch their food dollars.

Queens Federation of Churches http://www.QueensChurches.org/ Last Updated October 7, 2008