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Feed 500 @ Calvary Baptist, September 20

  • Calvary Baptist Church 123 W. 57th St. New York, NY 10019 (map)

If you have wondered, “what do I do when I see the homeless?” or aren’t sure what to do when someone comes up to your car window or asks for money on the train – then Feed 500 is for you! Click here to see Feed 500 after Hurricane Sandy.

Where: Calvary Baptist Church, 123 West 57th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue.

When: 9:45AM-2PM


We aim to inform, inspire and equip you to serve with grace and compassion and not condemnation and judgment. We endeavor to give you hope to respond to the overwhelming needs around you and not be crushed by the size of the problem by seeing each person who sits on the street as just what he or she is – a person made for greatness, shaped in the image of God.

We will gather at Calvary Baptist starting at 9:45am  for registration. We will then go through a training that includes a video and a walk-through of our manual that includes security tips, wisdom for engaging men, women and children on the streets along with Frequently Asked Questions gathered from the last 6 years of our work and trusted partners like the Bowery Mission, New York City Rescue Mission, Restore NYC, and the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation.

Can I come to Feed 500 by myself or with a group?

Yes, you may come to Feed 500 alone or in a group. Our only request is that you RSVP with the number of people.

What do I bring to Feed 500?

Please bring a bag or backpack with some or all of the following items:

1. Soft foods like Cereal or Granola Bars, Oranges, Berries, Bananas

2. Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches. Please do NOT pack ham as some people may not eat pork for health or religious reasons. Also, no  peanut butter as there may be allergies.

3. Hygiene Supplies like toothpaste and toothbrush, soap and wipes.

4. Metrocard (for subway use)

5. Suggested Donation $5.00.

6. Open mind & Soft Heart

7. NOTE: Please leave your prejudice at the feet of Jesus.

Can I bring my kids to Feed 500?


Do I have to stay whole time?

Yes, if you come, please plan on attending the entire event.

Can I bring other donations to Feed 500?

Please take large amounts of food and clothing to our partners at the Bowery Mission in Manhattan or New Life Fellowship in Queens.  You may bring prepared food and hygiene items to share with other groups but we will not be collecting donations.


If you have any questions or concerns about NYCUP’s Feeding of the homeless programs, please email