Coalition for the Homeless – Grand Central Food Program

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 - 7 pm: St. Bart’s, E 51 St. between Park and Lex

Downtown Van:

7:15 p.m. 35th St. under FDR Drive
7:30 p.m. Lower East Side Harm Reduction (25 Allen St)
7:45 p.m. Housing Court/Chinatown, Lafayette & Leonard St.
8:00 p.m. Staten Island Ferry
8:20 p.m. Sunshine Hotel/Bowery Mission-Bowery between Stanton & Rivington
8:30 p.m. Union Square
8:45 p.m. Madison Square Park-5th Ave. & 27th St.
9:15 p.m. Penn Station-34th St. & 8th Ave, Northeast Corner.

Uptown Van:

7:15 p.m. SW corner 51st & Broadway
7:35 p.m. Port Authority, 40th St.
7:55 p.m. 79th St. Boat Basin – 79st 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 & Lenox Ave.
9:00 p.m. Lexington Ave & 124th St.
9:15 p.m. Central Park – 5th Ave. & 72nd St.
9:30 p.m. SONY building – 55th St. bet. Madison & 5th

Bronx Van:

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. NE corner of 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.