Donation Details

Since our inception, we have worked to make sure that every dollar that is donated goes directly to providing meals, clothing, and other assistance to those who need it. Check out the News & Events page for additional information on current and past activities.

We started small, and have grown every year.

In 2002, we provided over 4,000 meals in New York City.

In 2003, the number of meals we gave out rose to over 6,000.

Then, in August 2004, we launched feeding programs in Newark, New Jersey and Pensacola, Florida. That year, we provided over 13,000 meals (total for all locations) and gave out over 300 gloves, scarves and warm winter accessories.

In 2005, we served over 21,000 meals in all four locations. We also started the Family Support Program in 2005.

In 2006, Friends in Need served over 21,000 meals, and in 2007 we increased the number of meals served to 25,000.