Trinity Wall Street expands brown bag lunch to six days a week

June 18, 2015


[Trinity Wall Street] Trinity Wall Street will soon expand its Brown Bag Lunch Ministry to six days a week.  The program, which currently provides about 1,500 free meals each month to New Yorkers in need, operates on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  Starting on June 19, it will expand to include Friday and Saturday distribution at St. Paul’s Chapel and approximately 2,000 meals per month.

Fifteen percent of people in Manhattan are “food insecure,” meaning they do not have access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life, according to the Food Bank of New York City.

“Hunger may not be readily apparent here in Lower Manhattan but in fact, many of our neighbors are ‘food insecure’ and in desperate need of access to affordable food.  By adding another two days to the Brown Bag Lunch Ministry, we will help ease the burden of hundreds of people in need of sustenance,” said the Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, rector of Trinity Wall Street.

The program relies on volunteers from the community to pack lunch bags with non-perishable food on Sundays and then distribute them during the week at Trinity Churchyard (Broadway and Wall Street). Lunches to be distributed from St. Paul’s Chapel will be packed at the chapel on Friday mornings.  To volunteer, please contact Mandy Culbreath, Brown Bag Lunch Coordinator, at mculbreath@trinitywallstreet.org.

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