Call us: (718) 574-0058

Support Us

St. John’s Bread & Life is a crucial provider of basic needs assistance and a key voice in the fight against hunger in New York City. We aim to ensure that all people have access to healthy nutritious food and services that help maintain stability and work toward greater independence.

When you give to Bread & Life you help put hot meals and healthy groceries into the hands of each and every person and family that comes to our door in need

Send A Check

You can support Bread & Life by sending a check to our P.O Box:

St. John’s Bread & Life Program Inc.
Bushwick Post Office
P.O. Box 211118
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Donate Online

Make a secure donation via credit card online here.

Corporate Partnerships

We love a crowd! Maybe your team at work wants to give back or maybe you are just part of a larger group of caring people ready to make a difference. Whatever the case, we’re happy to have you. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Stephen at 718-574-0058 x164 or by email at

Gifts of Securities

What are the benefits to giving through appreciated stocks and mutual funds?

  • Donating a larger gift at a lower original cost to you
  • Avoiding federal and state Capital Gains taxes
  • Receiving an income tax deduction (federal and most states) for the full market value of your gift
  • Most importantly, making a significant difference in the lives of our community

To learn more about making a donation of appreciated securities, please contact Kate Boelkins at 718 574-0058 ext. 150 or at

In-Kind Food Donations

We cannot accept any expired food items. We will accept the following shelf-stable food items:

  • Canned fruit
  • Pasta sauce
  • Soup
  • Canned vegetables
  • Beans
  • Pasta meals
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned tuna, salmon, sardines or chicken
  • Shelf-stable milk

Please contact Millicent Souris, Director of Resource Sharing at 718-574-0058 x 139

Other In-Kind Donations

We cannot accept any used clothing, furniture, electronics, or baby furniture. We will accept the following specific new items:

  • Adult socks and/or t-shirts
  • Adult cold weather hats, scarves and gloves
  • Disposable baby diapers N-6
  • Baby wipes

Please contact Sr. Marie Sorenson, Associate Executive Director at 718-574-0058 x125