Trinity's Services And Food for the Homeless

Trinity's Services And Food for the Homeless (or SAFH, pronounced "safe") was official founded and incorporated in 1986, but Trinity Lower East Side has served the hungry in this community for much longer that.

While the neighborhood of the East Village has changed dramatically these past decades, the need in this community has not. We are here to feed the hungry, and help all who come through our doors.

Today, Trinity's SAFH is open Monday through Friday and serves lunch everyday to around 200, sometimes 300 people a day during the summer months. Often, we will get as many as 50-60 families for our food pantry, which operates Monday through Friday, year round. 

People of every background, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, religion, and of any age may enjoy a meal or receive groceries without fear of being turned away. Visit to learn more!

Want to volunteer? Follow the link below to sign up today!

Faith in Action

Trinity Lower East Side's long tradition of advocacy and service lives on today, and we hope to continue it into the future.

While there are only 5 full-time members on our staff, most day to day operations rely on volunteers. If you're interested in donating your time, reach out to SAFH's Acting Executive Director ( for more information, or download the DEED app, and sign up for a shift today!

While SAFH does receive some funding for food, it is often limited to canned or dried items. In order to continue to provide healthy food and fresh produce (often times locally sourced) SAFH needs to purchase it.

We are only able to continue to operate because of individual support from our community.

If you're interested in making a donation directly to SAFH, please click here.