Are You Hungry For Change?

Our annual Fast-A-Thon, held one week before Thanksgiving, is a bold and effective way to make a difference in the lives of hungry New Yorkers. By pledging to eat only one meal on November 16th, like many of our guests do every day, you can raise awareness about chronic hunger and raise money to help us continue to serve meals every weekday, including our traditional Thanksgiving meal. It’s simple to join the campaign at

Thanks to the efforts of many generous Fast-A-Thon fundraisers and donors in 2016, we raised a record shattering $90,000. This year, because of a recent cut to an annual government grant program, we must rely even more on the generosity and efforts of individuals. The success of our Fast-A-Thon depends on our “Fast-A-Thoners” getting the word out and raising awareness.

We encourage you to gather your colleagues, friends and family to create a Fast-A-Thon team. This way, you’ll have a built in support network for your efforts. It’s also a great team building experience for companies, churches and clubs.

There are lots of ways to get the conversation cooking about hunger now through November 16th and we urge you to use our new Social Media and Email Kit to make it easy for you to raise awareness and funds, and to share your fasting experience on November 16th.

To make things fun and encourage some friendly competition, this year we are rewarding our top 3 non-corporate fundraisers with generous gifts. For raising the most funds, one Fast-A-Thoner will receive a complimentary ticket to our May Farm to Tray event. Our second place Fast-A-Thoner will be awarded one free ad in the Farm to Tray journal. And she or he in 3rd place will be presented with their own Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen hat and apron.

We are also extending an opportunity to all of our Fast-A-Thoners to recognize their sacrifice and hard work on a meaningful date throughout the year. Let us know if there is someone or something you would like to honor on a given date and we will assign the funds you raise to sponsoring meals for that date and share with our social media followers.

Our Fast-A-Thon is a registered Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Event and a great way to take part in this nationwide movement.

On behalf of all our guests, thank you for taking part in this year’s Fast-A-Thon!

Along with the social media kit, you are welcome to download these photos to use in your Fast-A-Thon campaign!

Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week