In May 2020, just two months into the lockdown, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church launched A Place at the Table to mitigate the rise in hunger and food insecurity brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A Place at the Table provides lunch to homeless and hungry individuals on Mondays and Wednesdays outside the church on West 55th Street. This weekly meal ministry is now part of the Fifth Avenue Ecumenical Outreach Partnership, a collaborative ministry of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Saint Thomas Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
In addition to food and fellowship, A Place at the Table offers a lifeline to those on the margins, creating access to case management, referrals for housing, health and mental health, and other essential services provided by the Ecumenical Outreach Partnership. Pastor Séamus Campbell, Fifth Avenue’s director of homeless ministries, also is available for pastoral counseling and prayer.
If you would like to support A Place at the Table with a financial contribution, go to fapc.org/give and choose the fund “Fifth Avenue Hunger Fund.” Thank you for your generosity.