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!

For the over 30,000 refugees who applied for asylum in the metropolitan NYC region, there is zero government programming for food or survival support. Let's lend refugees a hand as they get back on their feet! 

Please refer to the calendar or RSVP form below for upcoming dates. Unfortunately, we can only accept packages the day of the event (1-2pm). The distribution takes place at our legal workshops – feel free to stick around and meet the people who are taking home your bounty!

Suggested items:

  • Dry goods: pasta, rice, beans 
  • Canned vegetables and soups
  • Bread, cereals and grains
  • Spices
Photo by Anne Saint-Pierre

Photo by Anne Saint-Pierre

You may also bring unused toiletries such as:

  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine care products
  • Deodorant
  • Soaps and Shampoos


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

Name *
Food Drive Date *





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.







Drop off location

Fordham University
155 W 60th Street         Room 109