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Mission Statement

St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters was established to remedy the physical and emotional hunger of the poor and needy in a dignified and supportive manner. We take a comprehensive approach in providing and supporting services that alleviate not only hunger, but the structural causes of hunger.

St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters supports a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor.

We also fight hunger through special events for those in need. Each location in our network has customized its program according to the needs of their local community.

Working together with the staff and volunteers at various locations to promote emotional and physical well-being through programs sponsored by banks, hospitals, social service providers, and the corporate community, we raise awareness of the needs within the community and forges new relationships.

In addition to feeding the hungry, St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters work to relieve hunger and its underlying causes by providing literacy programs, counseling for persons with addictions, support for victims of domestic violence, and training for those who help alleviate the various structural causes of hunger.

For more information or if you would like to visit our Food Pantries call Joseph Sano, Managing Director at (212) 279-6171 or email

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