The Coalition’s Grand Central Food Program also provides up to 1,000 hot, nutritious meals to needy New Yorkers throughout Manhattan and the Bronx every night of the year. The Coalition’s Grand Central Food Program (GCFP) begins each night by providing meals at St. Bartholomew’s Church (“St. Bart’s”) on 51st Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. From there, three mobile vans leave to provide meals at the stops and approximate times listed below.
5:30 – 7 p.m. St. Bartholomew’s, 51st Street between Park and Lexington
7:15 p.m. 35th St. under FDR Drive
7:45 p.m. Chinatown, Lafayette & Leonard St.
8:00 p.m. Staten Island Ferry Terminal
8:20 p.m. Sunshine Hotel/Bowery Mission-Bowery between Stanton & Rivington
8:45 p.m. Madison Square Park (5th Ave. & 27th St.)
9:15 p.m. Penn Station (NE corner of 34th St. & 8th Ave.)
7:15 p.m. SW corner 51st St. & Broadway
7:35 p.m. Port Authority, 40th St. (between Dyer and 10th Ave.)
7:55 p.m. 79th St. Boat Basin (79th St. & West Side Highway)
8:15 p.m. 86th St. & West End Ave.
8:30 p.m. Cathedral of St. John the Divine – 112th St. & Amsterdam
8:45 p.m. Harlem Hospital – 137th St. & Lenox Ave.
9:00 p.m. Lexington Ave & 124th St.
9:15 p.m. Central Park – 5th Ave. & 72nd St.
7:30 p.m. SW corner Randall Ave. & Bryant Ave.
7:40 p.m. NW corner Lafayette Ave. & Manida St.
8:00 p.m. Lincoln Hospital – Morris Ave. & 148th St.
8:25 p.m. 164th St. & Ogden Ave.
8:30 p.m. 170th St. & Jerome
8:45 p.m. Fordham Rd. & University Ave.
9:00 p.m. Fordham Rd. & Webster Ave.
The Coalition also provides pocket resource guides with information on where to get assistance with food and other basic needs. For information on how you may receive a guide, please email us.
Grand Central Food Program Routes
Downloadable Resource Guide with Info on Soup Kitchens and Food Pantries