Please note: All Trinity Church Wall Street activities and services are suspended until Tuesday, September 8, as we seek to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We ask you to keep in your prayers all who have been affected by this pandemic and those who care for them. While the Brown Bag Ministry is suspended for now, we are working on packing to-go bags for pick-up at the Trinity Church Security Booth at 75 Broadway in the next week. In addition, Trinity is sending food to several partner organizations to help low-income families and seniors. We are continuing to explore other ways we can support our neighbors in this time of crisis and will communicate those efforts to you at a later date.

For questions or requests regarding our Brown Bag Ministry or Outreach, please email and a member of the team will connect with you. You may also find more information on our COVID-19 resources page.

Food Justice

Brown Bag Lunch Ministry

Brown Bag Lunch Ministry

Although Lower Manhattan may not seem like a community where people are in need, it is. Since the Brown Bag Lunch Ministry began, volunteers have served 200 people a week. In addition to distributing brown bag lunches to those in need of emergency food assistance, volunteers pack the brown bags and help in connecting guests with resources and benefits. The program hosts volunteers from Trinity’s congregation, staff, and community partners.

Trinity Wall Street is committed to the Brown Bag Lunch Ministry to help transform our community, our neighbors, and ourselves. Through its grant-making, Trinity also supports community partners who are addressing the roots of poverty—the reason people need brown bag lunches in the first place.

Trinity offers emergency food assistance seven days a week at one location only:

St. Paul’s Chapel Sundays at 2pm Mondays - Saturdays at 12:45pm

To get involved, sign up here.

Resource Connections

Thursdays by appointment only | 9/11 Chapel of Remembrance at St. Paul's Chapel

Join us for in-person assistance connecting to the Department of Homeless Services, applying to the NYC free senior meal program, and other community resources.

Benefits Screening

Fridays, 2-4pm | 9/11 Chapel of Remembrance at Saint Paul’s Chapel

Set up an appointment for in-person assistance with applying for SNAP benefits.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Trinity's Outreach team at


For Seniors

To assist a senior in your life who needs food delivered to their home, contact the Outreach team at or visit us on Wednesdays at St. Paul's Chapel's 9/11 Chapel of Remembrance from 1-3pm.

If you are a senior who needs help with food, we invite you to come to St. Paul’s Chapel at 12:45 Monday-Saturday and Sundays at 2pm for a free modest brown bag meal.

  • Trinity acknowledges that approximately 204,000 New York City seniors, or approximately one out of every five (20 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.

  • Approximately 70,000 New York City veterans, or approximately three out of every ten (30 percent), rely on soup kitchens and food pantries.

Source: Hunger’s New Normal: Redefining Emergency in Post-Recession New York City. Food Bank For New York City (2012)