News & Events


This month (April), Friends in Need started a feeding program in Ontario, California, held every Friday at 6 pm in ‘Tent City’. Friends in Need will also start to provide lunch for families in need in the San Fernando Valley area, starting April 25. We are all excited to continue to expand our programs!

Posted 04/15/2010

NY Blizzard

Despite the blizzard experienced in NY (total of 36 inches in Manhattan), we still handed out meals to about 170 people! Rain, sleet, or snow, (and 100% humidity), our program continues.

Posted 02/28/2010

Friends in Need in California

For the upcoming holidays, Friends in Need is fulfilling holiday wish lists from more than 100 children in the San Fernando Valley area. Families will be given food packages as well.

These  families we are supporting have successfully transitioned from being homeless, although a little bit more assistance is needed.

We could still use additional support. If you would like to donate or volunteer, click here.  Thank you!

Ca Family Pic

Posted 12/10/2009

Holiday Programs 2009

Winter essential give aways. We’re giving winter essentials (hats, gloves, socks) in all the areas where we hold feeding programs. See our Locations & Schedules page for specific locations and times.

Gift Giving at the Phoenix Center, NJ, a school for children age five through twenty-one with autism, emotional challenges and multiple disabilities.

Coat drive in New Jersey for Newark, NJ

Christmas presents and food packages in California. Friends in Need has adopted approximately 50 formerly homeless families and will be providing Christmas presents for the children and food packages for each family.

Let us know if you would like to donate or help out!

Posted 11/23/2009

Friends In Need President featured in NY Daily News

Read the NY Daily News article, “Everyone deserves a warm Meal and that’s what we’re providing,” featuring Scarlett Mendoza, President of Friends In Need Foundation.

Posted 04/18/2007