Coalition for the Homeless – Grand Central Food Program

129 Fulton Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Operates every night starting at 5:30 PM at St. Bart’s, 51St. St. between Park and Lex. Vans operate in Uptown and Downtown Manhattan and in the Bronx. See route information below.
Operator: Coalition for the Homeless
The Grand Central Food Program (GCFP) was founded in 1985 the day after a homeless woman died of starvation in Grand Central Terminal. Since then, the program has grown to become the largest mobile soup kitchen in New York. Our three vans deliver healthy meals of hot stew, bread, fresh fruit, and juice or milk — as well as coats, hats, gloves and blankets in the colder weather — to approximately 1,000 homeless and hungry men, women and children on the streets of NYC every night of the year.

Starting Location:
5:30: St. Bart’s, 51St. St. between Park and Lex

Downtown Van:

7:15 pm: 35th St. under FDR Drive
7:30 pm: LES Harm Reduction (25 Allen St)
7:45 pm: Chinatown, Lafayette & Leonard St.
8:00 pm: Staten Island Ferry Terminal
8:20 pm: Bowery Mission between Stanton & Rivington
8:35 pm: Madison Sq. Park/5th Ave & 27th St.
9:00 pm: Penn Station (34th St. & 8th Ave, Northeast Corner)

Uptown Van:

7:15 pm: SW corner 51St. & Broadway
7:30 pm: Port Authority, 40th St. between Dyer and 10th Ave
7:55 pm: 79th St. Boat Basin
8:15 pm: 86th St. & West End Ave
8:30 pm: Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 112th St. & Amsterdam
8:45 pm: Harlem Hospital – 137th & Lenox Ave
9:00 pm: Central Park – 5th Ave & 72nd St.
9:15 pm: SONY Building – 55th St. between Madison & 5th Ave

Bronx Van:

7:30 pm: SW corner Randall & Bryant Ave.
7:40 pm: NW corner Lafayette & Manida St.
8:00 pm: Lincoln Hosp. – Morris & 148th St.
8:25 pm: NE corner of 164th St. & Ogden Ave.
8:30 pm: 170th St. & Jerome Ave.
8:45 pm: Fordham Rd. & University Ave.
9:10 pm: Fordham Rd. & Webster Ave.