Trinity Human Services Corporation’s programs focus on three areas: Free Emergency Food, Social Services and the Trinity Thrift Shop. Through our various programs and services, Trinity Human Services is working to break the cycle of hunger and poverty in Brooklyn. We serve 45,000 families, adults, elderly, and immigrants each year.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Friday: 9 AM – 4 PM (closed 12-1 PM)
Emergency Food Pantry
THSC’s Client Choice Food Pantry serves 3,500 individuals and families each month, providing eligible customers with nutritious and fresh free food to last three days each month. Our Client Choice Food Pantry is a modern, supermarket-style pantry where customers can shop for and choose the food they want. They can also reserve a time to visit the Food Pantry by using the mobile app Plentiful that allows customers to make appointments to shop. From July-October, our Food Pantry features fresh organic fruits and vegetables grown at local farms through United Way’s Local Produce Link program.
Our goal is to eliminate food insecurity by connecting clients to food and to resources and education they need to help lift them and their families out of crisis.
We are seeking volunteers to help at the pantry. THSC Food Pantry is the only emergency food program in the area that is open four days a week, Tuesday – Friday, 9 am – 12 pm and 1– 4 pm.
Social Services and Referrals
THSC assists clients with accessing essential public services such as housing, SNAP, Medicare and Medicaid, legal services, public school, translation services, and medical and mental healthcare. We also provide advocacy in the areas of unemployment, immigration, and housing, as well as referrals for employment. People can connect with THSC’s social worker and get the help they need. We’ll help apply for benefit programs, advocate for housing or education issues, receive translation services, or answer questions about immigration, employment or public school related issues. Drop-ins are welcomed. Services in English and Spanish and available during Food Pantry hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Trinity Thrift Shop
Our Thrift Store features gently-used clothing and small household items at a modest cost. Clients with an agency referral, domestic violence survivors or those exiting the shelter system can receive items free-of-charge. The homeless can receive a free change of clothes every two weeks. Thrift store sales also provide income to support THSC services. Contributions of clean, gently-used clothing and small household items are welcomed. The Thrift Shop is staffed by volunteers, and we are in need of volunteers to help sort donations and staff the shop. The Thrift Shop is open during Food Pantry hours, Tuesday-Friday.
Nutrition Workshops and Cooking Demos
Neighbors learn how to improve their wellness, how to eat healthy and to cook nutritious meals.
Love and Support
We offer a welcoming and compassionate place for people in crisis, including domestic violence survivors, immigrants, the elderly, those displaced by emergencies.
Neighborhood children and their parents are treated to a festive holiday party. Children receive Christmas presents donated by generous neighbors.
Financial Counseling and Tax Preparation
Neighbors can learn about budgeting, tax credits, and how to build their financial health. From Jan-April, trained volunteers offer free tax prep and filing services.
Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway
Everyone should celebrate Thanksgiving with a table of bounty. Local residents receive a free turkey, donated by generous individuals and local businesses.
We welcome volunteers and community partners to offer financial empowerment and counseling or other programs that educate and inform our clients as they build their self-sufficiency.
Hunger in NYC
Below is a snapshot of food insecurity in New York City