Food & Care Package Drives

Looking to send refugees a message that they are welcome in NYC? Drop off a food package at one of our monthly drives!

Please refer to the calendar or RSVP form below for upcoming dates. Unfortunately, we can only accept packages the day of the event (12-2pm). The distribution takes place at our asylum meetings – feel free to stick around and meet the people who are taking home your bounty!


....but feel free to come last minute if you haven't rsvp'd! 

Name *
Food Drive Date *

Drop off location

Fordham University
155 W 60th Street         Room 109

Donations must be dropped off on the day of the event.

Please contact or fill out the RSVP form below if you can bring donations. Thank you!




no time to drop off a food package?

Donate online and RIF will buy a package for you to be distributed at our next community resource meeting.

 Photo by Anne Saint-Pierre

Photo by Anne Saint-Pierre

Suggested items:

  • Dry goods: pasta, rice, beans 
  • Canned vegetables and soups
  • Bread, cereals and grains
  • Spices

You may also bring unused toiletries such as:

  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine care products
  • Deodorant
  • Soaps and Shampoos
  • Warm Hats (Beanies)