HOPE FOR NEW YORK
New York City Relief
Uptown · The Bronx · The West Side

New York City Relief uses buses as mobile soup kitchens to provide food, counseling, spiritual help, and resources to communities in need.

Mission: New York City Relief (NYCR) is a mobile outreach to the poor and homeless that empowers volunteers to consistently and compassionately connect people in need with resources that lead to life transformation. 

Vision: NYCR will inspire a viral volunteer movement where everyday people believe they can make a difference and offer hope. By partnering with other non-profit organizations and volunteers, NYCR aims to create a contagious culture of compassion in the city where the homeless are seen as people, not a problem; resulting in a compassion revolution that will change the city and transform lives.

OUR PARTNERSHIP
Volunteers deepen their heart for and understanding of how to compassion to the poor and love the poor as Jesus does. Volunteers help to serve meals but also to provide long-term resources to those needing assistance.
Our funding helps to cover the NYC-based sites to cover the meal costs as well as the tolls, insurance, gas, and other costs related to the mobile bus soup kitchen unit.
We have invested in NYC Relief's board development, as well as developing key messaging for their organization as it grows, such as a case statement.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Outreach with NYC Relief

Volunteers serve soup, bread and drinks, build relationships with guests and offer prayer and encouragement, and give out care kits that contain hygiene products and new socks. 

  • Bronx and East Harlem on Saturdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Port Authority on Saturdays from 7:30 to 10:30PM
  • Penn Station on Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:30PM

Age requirement is 13 years old and older. Volunteers aged 13-17 must be supervised by a qualified adult.

 


See below to sign up for these opportunities.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITY
 
TIME
LOCATION
SERVING
New York City Relief

Offer Soup, Prayer & Resources - Port Authority

 
Sat 782017
7:30 PM 10:30 PM
The West Side
Homeless
Communities in Need
Addiction Recovery
New York City Relief

Offer Soup, Prayer & Resources - Harlem

 
Sat 7152017
10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Uptown
Homeless
Communities in Need
Addiction Recovery
New York City Relief

Mini Don't Walk By

 
Thu 7202017
5:45 PM 9:30 PM
The West Side
Homeless
New York City Relief

Offer Soup, Prayer & Resources - Bronx

 
Sat 7222017
10:00 AM 2:00 PM
The Bronx
Homeless
Communities in Need
Addiction Recovery
New York City Relief

Offer Soup, Prayer & Resources - Port Authority

 
Sat 8122017
7:30 PM 10:30 PM
The West Side
Homeless
Communities in Need
Addiction Recovery
New York City Relief

Mini Don't Walk By

 
Thu 8172017
5:45 PM 9:30 PM
The West Side
Homeless
New York City Relief

Offer Soup, Prayer & Resources - Harlem

 
Sat 8192017
10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Uptown
Homeless
Communities in Need
Addiction Recovery
New York City Relief

Offer Soup, Prayer & Resources - Bronx

 
Sat 8262017
10:00 AM 2:00 PM
The Bronx
Homeless
Communities in Need
Addiction Recovery
New York City Relief

Offer Soup, Prayer & Resources - Port Authority

 
Sat 992017
7:30 PM 10:30 PM
The West Side
Homeless
Communities in Need
Addiction Recovery
New York City Relief

Offer Soup, Prayer & Resources - Harlem

 
Sat 9162017
10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Uptown
Homeless
Communities in Need
Addiction Recovery
New York City Relief

Mini Don't Walk By

 
Thu 9212017
5:45 PM 9:30 PM
The West Side
Homeless
New York City Relief

Offer Soup, Prayer & Resources - Bronx

 
Sat 9232017
10:00 AM 2:00 PM
The Bronx
Homeless
Communities in Need
Addiction Recovery

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“We aspire to not just feed the homeless, but eat with them, talk with them and do life with them. Our goal is to enter a journey with the poor where we aren’t seen as above them, but alongside them. As we befriend those who may be very different than us, we are showing them honor.”
Juan, Executive Director
MENTIONS
5 Tips for Mobilizing Your Community Group to Serve
September 08, 2014
Is your community group starting back up this fall? Here are some tips for mobilizing your CG friends to serve our city together!
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Engage the Homeless? How?
January 14, 2015
You and I will not be able to solve the “homelessness problem” as defined by the world and the society we live in. But we can find a way to get people to the feet of Jesus and offer folks the one thing that we all need to live a life of purpose and meaning: we can offer hope. Here are 3 practical ways to offer hope to our friends on the street this winter.
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What's next after Don't Walk By 2016?
March 04, 2016
During the month of February, over 1,000 volunteers surveyed the streets of Manhattan to welcome homeless men and women back to an anchor church where they were served a warm meal and offered resources for long term care.
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Stories of Hope this Easter
March 20, 2016
Every Easter, we share stories from men and women whose lives have been changed through our non-profit affiliates. These are stories of hope conquering despair, light conquering darkness, and life conquering death.
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What our interns learned at Mini-Don't Walk By
August 15, 2016
As interns with Hope for New York this summer, we wanted to get experience volunteering on the ground with some of Hope for New York’s affiliates, especially those serving the homeless. The Mini Don't Walk By outreach through New York City Relief impacted us in a big way.
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10 Ways You Can Serve After Thanksgiving
November 22, 2016
Non-profits across the city always see a spike in volunteerism around Thanksgiving, which makes sense. We're reflecting on our gifts—and we want to give back. But the needs persist all year long! So here are 10 ways you can serve AFTER Thanksgiving!
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Prayers for Our Neighbors Who Are Hungry
November 30, 2016
We seek to be a people who serve our poor and marginalized neighbors in both word and deed. We put feet to our faith as we tangibly serve our neighbors, and we also go to the Father on their behalf, presenting their needs to Him in prayer. Won't you join us in praying for our hungry neighbors this season?
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Tips for Engaging with Your Homeless Neighbors
January 24, 2017
It can be intimidating, walking up to someone you don’t know in a city of 8.5 million people. Especially someone whose current situation feels so far removed from anything you've experienced. We asked three people who spend their lives engaging with our homeless neighbors for tips on how they do what they do.
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