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The Bowery Mission continues to provide essential basic needs and emergency care, called “Compassionate Care” services, to New Yorkers who are most vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bowery Mission’s Compassionate Care program responds to NYC’s homelessness crisis by providing meals, shelter, clothing, hygiene care, and more at two locations in Manhattan: 227 Bowery and 90 Lafayette St. With the rapid spread of COVID-19, the Mission has had to adapt these services virtually overnight to ensure the safety of all guests, staff, and volunteers.
At our Bowery Campus, we now serve two “to-go” meals out the door each day: breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 1 p.m. Already, we are serving nearly twice as many people for lunch, with the total number served up 88% percent since the onset of the pandemic (more than 400 lunches per day). At our Tribeca Campus, we continue to provide emergency overnight shelter and two emergency meals to 194 adults each day.
With higher numbers for both breakfast and lunch at our Bowery Campus, The Bowery Mission is averaging close to 1,300 meals served per day across all program sites — up from the former average of 1,200 per day prior to the onset of the pandemic. We expect this need for emergency food relief to increase as more and more New Yorkers experience economic displacement through lost jobs and disrupted hourly work.