NEW! Weekly Food Distribution
Food distribution will take place every Wednesday and Saturday in various sites throughout the city. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @TENTNYC to find out when the next
food distribution will be!
food distribution will be!
We are excited to announce our new partnership with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield for continued COVID-19 Community Relief! In the months of May and June, Empire partnered up with TENT Ministries, Inc. to bring a total of 49,896 meals and 5,875 groceries and boxes of produce fresh meals to 7 different communities including, East NY, Hunts Point, Jackson Heights, University Heights, New Rochelle, Lower East Side, and, of course, Bushwick. They have since committed to continue their partnership through December 2020, committing over 12,000 meals to high-need communities across the city to address food insecurity during these uncertain times!
* If you of a loved one cannot leave the house, please visit nyc.gov/getfood to have groceries delivered for free!
What has TENT been up to in the Community?
On Saturday, May 23, 2020, TENT Ministries, Inc. was able to provide 500 hot meals from BK Taco Factory to community residents thanks to the contributions of an anonymous sponsor, as well as masks courtesy of Swerve Church.
On May 10, 2020, TENT Ministries, Inc. brought Mother's Day to Maria Hernandez Park! We were so blessed to be able to provide the community with 150 quality meals in partnership with BK Taco Factory and an amazing donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, as well as hand written Mother's Day cards, balloons, gifts, and even masks!
On Thursday, April 23, 2020, TENT Ministries, Inc. partnered up with Graffiti Fellowship Church and Swerve Church to distribute over 100 meals to the community of Bushwick. Residents also received undergarments and toiletries courtesy of Safety Network, Inc., warm blankets and coats courtesy of Samaritan's Purse, and adult and children's books courtesy of Saturate NYC.
On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, TENT Ministries, Inc. received an entire pallet of heat-and-serve meal kits thanks to our friends at Metro World Child. We distributed the over 1,000 meal kits to Bushwick residents on Knickerbocker. Ave. and in front of Maria Hernandez Park.
On Saturday, May 16, 2020 TENT Ministries, Inc. distributed 500 Bk Taco Factory meals to the community of Bushwick in front of Maria Hernandez Park thanks to a kind sponsor. We were also able to distribute over 400 masks thanks to Swerve Church and our friends over at the 83rd Precinct.
On Monday, May 18, 2020 TENT Ministries, Inc. was able to provide a total of 300 boxes of fresh produce thanks to @4MyCity.us, PCNY, and Graf-X Unlimited. These boxes were packaged on the 17th of May, and by May 18 they were in the hands of families who genuinely needed them. Families were able to pick up their box of produce at the Lavelle Law Firm. In addition, we were also able to make 100 home deliveries to needy families locally.
On Saturday, April 18, 2020, TENT Ministries had the privilege for partnering up with College Meat Center, a meat butcher and distributer in College Point, Queens, to provide 700 pounds of freshly cut meat to show our appreciation to those who have been sacrificing so selflessly during this COVID-19 crisis. Over 600 hospital staff and EMTs were fed throughout course of the day at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.
On Thursday, April 2, 2020, TENT Ministries received personal hygiene kits along with coats, blankets, and children's books thanks to our friends at Samaritan's Purse and Saturate NY. We distributed the supplies to churches, organizations, local precincts for distribution within high-need areas.
On Mother's Day, May 10, 2020, TENT Ministries, Inc. brought some much needed joy to the hospital staff and frontline workers at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. We were also able to bless families in the maternity ward with with meals and special gifts on their special day. A special thanks to everyone who made this day possible: an anonymous, kind-hearted contributor, Bk Taco Factory, Empire HealthPlus, Swerve Church, and MS Savings Solutions.
On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, TENT Ministries handed out heat and serve meals courtesy of World Central Kitchen. Over 700 delicious meals were handed out to families and individuals at our Brooklyn office location.
On Saturday, April 4, 2020, TENT Ministries handed out heat and serve meals courtesy of World Central Kitchen. Over 300 delicious meals were handed out to families and individuals at our Brooklyn office location.
On Thursday, April 2, 2020, TENT Ministries received and distributed personal hygiene kits, coats, blankets, and books, to churches, organizations, and the local Precint for distribution within high-need communities thanks to our friends at Samaritan's Purse and Saturate NY.
Support the Movement! Share Hope!
If you like the work TENT Ministries, Inc. has been doing within the community in response to COVID-19, you can support the movement by purchasing a mask or by giving towards the effort below...
Each mask is only $10. You can place an order for a mask, or give towards the effort, using the links below. If ordering masks, please disclose in the comment section prior to submitting your contribution. Thank you and God Bless!
BELOW ARE A LIST OF RESOURCES. IF YOU NEED ANY HELP COPING DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES, PLEASE VISIT OUR CONTACT PAGE TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE.
Spiritual Care Hotline
TEXT: (646) 598-TENT
If you wish to receive a call back, text your name, number, and best time to reach you and we will have one of our spiritual care partners call and pray with you. Alternatively, you may submit a prayer request (even if you wish to remain anonymous) and our prayer team will be praying for you!
Need to File Taxes?
The distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file to receive a payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. However, some people who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the economic impact payments.
PHONE NUMBER: (718) 443-3933 | ADDRESS: 203 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237