Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program

  • Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program
  • Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program
  • Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program
  • Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program

Who We Are

Feeding people is a big part of what we do and who we are.
Dinner on Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm
Food Pantry onThursdays from 4-7pm
Sing up to volunteer online:

Food Pantry

United Church of Christ


English, Polish


Our Services

Service Times

  • 06:00pm - Delicious dinner!
  • 04:00pm - No questions asked groceries 4-7pm

What to Expect

What are services like?
On Wednesday evenings, we serve a delicious (truly delicious!) community dinner at the church from 6-7pm. Volunteers are needed to help cook, set up, serve and clean. As a volunteer, you get to eat the delicious food. If you simply want to eat, please come and feast! On Thursdays, we turn our sanctuary into a food pantry. We distribute groceries from the church from 4-7pm. We do not request anything in order to receive food, although it helps if you can provide us with some sort of ID so that we can spell your name correctly. Interested in volunteering? Sign up at

What is the community like?
We strive to provide a safe, welcoming and supportive community where we support one another and share what we have.

What if I'm not a Christian?
While the soup kitchen and food pantry are based out of a church it is a secular program - we do not discriminate based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender presentation, religion (or lack thereof). The various different backgrounds of the people in Brooklyn help create a safe and helpful environment for everyone.


Joan Benefiel
Program Director

Joan Benefiel is the manager of the Hunger Program. She was born and raised in Kansas and attended University of Kansas in Lawrence, and the MFA program for figurative sculpture at the New York Academy of Art. Joan has spent many years in a variety of management positions in a wide range of environments from an investment banks to a sculpture foundry and a non-profit student housing cooperative. Growing up, Joan’s formative experience included volunteering alongside her parents at the local soup kitchens and homeless shelters. In her new role as Manager of the Hunger Program, she is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to combine creativity and her managerial experience to help people in need.

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