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Love Wins Food Pantry

Love Wins Food Pantry is a queer-centric and volunteer-led effort addressing food insecurity among our neighbors in New York City. We distribute quality fresh and free produce to hundreds of families every month.


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Financial Contributions

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The Love Wins NYC Food Pantry 2023 REGALOS Night will support the Love Wins NYC Food Pantry and children living in shelters. Read more

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$35 USD

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Monthly Sustainer

Love Wins is in it for the long haul. We plan on distributing food every week at least until the economy fully re-opens. Join us in this effort.

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$10 USD / month

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Lunch Donation

Hundreds of donors have stepped up to support Love Wins, and larger gifts are able to fuel us further. Please give what you can.

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$50 USD

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Feast Donation

The biggest donations provide food to those who need it and a sense of stability to our collective of volunteers.

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$400 USD

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In June 2020, Love Wins NYC Food Pantry was founded in Jackson Heights, Queens, once the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our mission extends be... Read more

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$10 USD

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Top financial contributors


SAGE Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders

$70,852.45 USD since Sep 2022

Stonewall Community Foundation

$29,000 USD since Jan 2023

City of NY - Dept. of Finance

$11,800 USD since Jun 2023

Citizens Committee for New York City

$8,500 USD since Aug 2021

Fidelity Charitable

$8,000 USD since Apr 2022

New York State Ironworkers D C

$7,500 USD since Dec 2022

Planned Parenthood

$3,509.43 USD since Sep 2022

Neighborhood Aid

$2,500 USD since Apr 2021

Queens Public Library

$2,000 USD since Jun 2022


Queens Night Market

$5,500 USD since Sep 2021

Anastasia Chiu

$3,385 USD since Jun 2021

Mackenzi Farquer for Lockwood

$3,000 USD since Jun 2023

Cyrus Moore

$2,850 USD since Jun 2021

Kayle Pauline

$2,100 USD since Dec 2021

Amelia Adams

$2,000 USD since Apr 2021

Katie and Max Deabler-Meadows

$2,000 USD since Apr 2023

Jane Liddle

$1,800 USD since Feb 2021

William Gonzalez

$1,600 USD since Apr 2021

Kathryn M

$1,500 USD since Dec 2021

Love Wins Food Pantry is all of us

Our contributors 394

Thank you for supporting Love Wins Food Pantry.

Carly Sorenson


$815 USD

Mark Buhrmester

Core Contributor

$735 USD

Gabriela Sand...


$460 USD

SAGE Services...

$70,852 USD

Stonewall Com...

$29,000 USD

City of NY - ...

$11,800 USD


Transparent and open finances.

Contribution #541199
-$928.40 USD
Invoice #188132
-$1,820.40 USD
Invoice #188130
Today’s balance

$16,786.67 USD

Total raised

$216,094.08 USD

Total disbursed

$199,307.41 USD

Estimated annual budget

$128,577.79 USD


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Love Wins Food Pantry

Updates on our activities and progress.

Help us end 2023 strong!

Dear Love Wins NYC Food Pantry (LWNYCFP) community, Since its founding, the LWNYCFP has been a critical ally to our New York City community. 2023 did not only marked 3 years of operations but it was also a year of expansion....
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Published on December 2, 2023 by Daniel Puerto

Giving Tuesday 2022

Dear Friends, The Love Wins Food Pantry has had an incredible year serving our communities. Since January 2022, we have supported 11,510 households across New York City. We remain one of thefew non-religious food pantries i...
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Published on November 29, 2022 by Mauricio Piratova

Join us on August 11 + Donate so No One Stays Hungry

Hello Love Wins Supporters! This morning, the Love Wins Food Pantry team distributed about 8 tons of food to 400+ families. We are a little tired but we are energized! We are writing today with an important update, an invit...
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Published on July 29, 2022 by Mark Buhrmester


What initially started as a community-based, collective effort for the LGBTQ community of Queens has organically grown into a larger movement to address food insecurity among all of our neighbors, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or immigration status.   

Love Wins Food Pantry is operated by a diverse group of volunteers. We rely on the generous support of donors and partners to provide fresh vegetables and non-perishable items to all of our neighbors in Queens. 

We pride ourselves in creating in a safe space for LGBTQ and gender non-confirming people especially, but we eagerly help anyone who needs it during these difficult times.   Not everyone is comfortable going to a church-based food pantry, so we operate out of a LGBTQ bar, Friends Tavern.

Please donate and help feed our neighbors.

Our team