Outreach Ministries

A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table is our outreach program to help mitigate the rise in hunger and food insecurity that the Covid-19 pandemic has created.

As Covid-19 protocols continue to change, look for upcoming details and requirements in church communications.

In May 2020, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church launched A Place at the Table, an outreach meal ministry to address the crisis of hunger and food insecurity in midtown Manhattan exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now, this meal ministry has embedded itself into the bedrock of the Ecumenical Outreach Partnership (EOP) program and continues to address the ongoing crisis of hunger and food insecurity.

A Place at the Table provides lunch to the homeless and other hungry individuals on Mondays and Wednesday outside of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church building. The EOP program director John Sheehan, case manager Robbie Sherman, director of homeless ministries, Pastor Séamus Campbell, and office manager Donna Ketchledge are all on site during the meals to welcome and assist with guest needs.

This meal ministry provides the essential lifeline to those on the margins for increased access to essential EOP services such as case management; referrals for housing, health, and mental health, among others; and direct assistance. In addition, pastoral care is also provided as an EOP service by Pastor Séamus, who is available for pastoral counseling and prayer.

EOP is Fifth Avenue’s collaborative ministry with Saint Thomas Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedral to provide support to our homeless and vulnerable neighbors.

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.