News & Events

San Fernando Valley California Holiday Program

December 17, 2021: Had a successful event for 100+ families at Hart Elementary School! Provided toys, food bags, and snacks for attendees. Thank you to all who supported and donated to the program.Putting food bags together
With Santa and Helpers

Posted 12/21/2021

Volunteer with Friends in Need!

Click on the Signup Genius link here if you are interested in volunteering at our New York City, Newark, NJ , and Philadelphia programs:

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Posted 05/02/2018

Friends in Need 2017 Giving Campaign via Fundrazr

Your support is needed so we can continue our programs! Please help us achieve our goal!

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Posted 11/06/2017

Over 40,000 meals provided in 2016!

Friends in Need handed out over 40,000 meals

    (41,146 to be exact!) combined from the areas we serve in New York City, Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, Pensacola, FL, and the San Fernando Valley area in California!

    We are forever grateful to our donors who support the programs and to our dedicated coordinators and volunteers who consistently help to keep our programs going!

    Posted 05/16/2017

Friends in Need Needs Your Help

Please help us reach out goal!…Donate to and share our 2016 GoFundMe campaign.
With Gratitude,!
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Posted 12/08/2016

Making The Holidays a Little More Merry in San Fernando Valley

December 2014 – Working with the Columbus based Clinic and Family Resource Center, Friends in Need provided 75 families with Christmas meals and gave 90+ children presents!
Friends in Need bag of love!
With Columbus clinic staff and their families
Our young volunteers!

Posted 12/31/2014

Feeding Program Launched in Philadelphia

We are pleased to announce that we started a feeding program this month (April). The program is being held every Sundays at 12 pm at 1801 Vine Street. If you are near the area and looking to do some service, we would love to have you join us! Email us at

Posted 04/29/2013

Winter Accessories!

Friends in Need handed out brand new hats, gloves, and scarves at our Newark, NJ feeding program last Sunday (Dec. 11) and this Saturday (Dec. 17) we will be handing them out at our NYC feeding program! A warm THANK YOU to the Center for Pranic Healing for sponsoring this initative this year!

Posted 12/15/2011

Sponsor A Child: Holiday Gift Giving for Kids with Autism and Multiple Disabilities

NOTE: To donate, Please use PAYPAL (until we resolve some technical issues).

In the last 3 years, Friends in Need has been participating in the Holiday Gift Giving for the kids at Phoenix Center (located in Nutley, New Jersey). These children have autism and multiple disabilities AND most of them come from disadvantaged families, so what they receive from this program is a major event for them!
Join us make a happy event for these kids and sponsor a child (or two)! The kids have already given their Santa list! There are 2 ways to do the sponsorship:

1) Let us know how many kids you want to sponsor, we give you their list and you can buy the present yourself or
2) Make a donation to Friends in Need (online and click on Paypal button), and we will allocate your donation specific to this program.

The average price of the presents is $22. If you decide to do the shopping, we would need the presents by December 12. If you opt to make a donation to this program, we would appreciate if we receive your donations by December 5. This will give us time to shop as well!
Thank you very much for your participation. Your support leaves such a remarkable impact on peoples’ lives.

Posted 12/03/2011

San Fernando Valley (CA) Families

This past Saturday, July 10, Friends in Need held its first lunch program at 2 housing units in the San Fernando Valley area. We’ve also given books, toys, shirts to those present. It was a success and everyone is looking forward to the August barbecue!

Posted 07/12/2010