We are currently on hiatus while our host, Old First Church, undergoes renovations. Our fundraiser and food drives are suspended. Please check the news page for updates!

Brooklyn Relief Kitchen is staffed and managed by volunteers.  The kitchen is open from 6:30am to 2:30pm Wednesday thru Saturday.


Experienced kitchen workers assist Chef Kate in the kitchen. Less experienced volunteers prep, portion food, clean, sanitize and sort donations.


Our volunteer drivers deliver food to our partnering frontline organizations using their own vehicles.

Food Drive

Weather permitting our food drive tent in front of Old First Reformed Church is staffed by volunteers Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 2:00pm.


Volunteers with experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing, graphics, and website maintenance keep the proverbial gears turning.

Our current volunteer needs are filled. However, if you are interested in volunteering we expect opportunities to become available in the fall. Feel free to reach out to info@brooklynreliefkitchen.org.

Offsite Food Drive

If your organization, building, school or business would like to organize a food drive on our behalf we are very happy to assist you with signage, donation boxes, information flyers, donation jar, and donation pickup. This is especially important for us in the winter months!

PLEASE NOTE: THE PREPARATION OF HOT MEALS IS ON HIATUS while the church is undergoing essential repairs. Our need for new volunteers has greatly diminished. We expect the construction to be completed in the fall. Read more here. Sign up for our mailing list to learn when we will resume operations.