Fathers Heart Ministries

Rating: 4.9 stars   108 reviews


545 East 11th Street New York NY 10009 USA


Through programs, practical training and classroom instruction we address the critical needs of the elderly, working poor, unemployed, at risk youth, immigrants & those without social or family support. Programs: hunger prevention, food stamps access, gang prevention, ESL classes and a job training program for teens. We are committed to empowering individuals and families to becoming self-sufficient.


Hunger prevention - combination of programs "soup kitchen" and "food pantry". 1. Soup kitchen - provides food to persons in need, eighty days a year. Serves approximately 1,900 individuals per month. 2. Food pantry - provides emergency food to those who are referred by new york city's hunger hotline and anyone else who comes to the pantry. Serves approximately 4,500 individuals per month. 3. The organization also provides free ged test preparation and english as a second language classes twice per week.

alphabet scoop - a homemade ice cream store that trains and employs youth in the life and job skills that will allow them to advance in their school and work endeavors.

kid zone - seeks to prevent gang involvement by providing neighborhood children between the ages of 5 and 19 and their family members with a safe, inviting and enjoyable place of refuge in which to interact with each other and grow in various areas of their lives.

ministry training - this program provides hands-on experience and ministry preparation for 160 individuals per week. It also provides classroom instruction for 30-50 individuals per month in how to respond to the diverse social and spiritual needs within the new york city area communities.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Father’s Heart provides food and other support to struggling New Yorkers with a rare combination of efficiency, dignity, and compassion. Not only do they supply immediate survival support, they have also launched an innovative jobs program, Alphabet Scoop. The organization I run, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, works closely with them.

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Because they run a model operation, they have as a site for numerous volunteer and/or media events for us. See: http://www.nyccah.org/2010MLKProjects

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Help them acquire more resources to expand and continue their vital work.

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