CHIPS logoFor over a decade, Old First has partnered with local soup kitchen and social service provider CHIPS. On the first Saturday of each month, volunteers meet to cook and deliver a meal to the CHIPS soup kitchen on Fourth Avenue.

CHIPS (Christian Help in Park Slope) was founded in 1971 and serves the hungry and homeless of Park Slope, through partnerships with local churches, synagogues, civic groups, and volunteers. CHIPS provides hot, nutritious meals, bagged lunches, and a food pantry in a caring and respectful environment, serving as many as 250 men and women daily. In addition to meals, CHIPS provides seasonal clothing, emergency pantry items, and shelter for young mothers and their children.

We welcome new volunteers!  Please contact us for more information or to get involved.


For our annual Ingathering service – the Sunday before Thanksgiving – we bring grocery bags of food that are delivered to CHIPS


Grocery bags collected for Ingathering Sunday

Sandy 5In the months following Hurricane Sandy in 2011, we hosted the Hurricane Sandy Relief Kitchen (HSRK) — a grassroots volunteer effort that donated, prepared, and delivered more than 200,000 meals and goods to those most affected by the storm in Far Rockaway and Coney Island. Read more about this community effort at New York One here: “Church Kitchen in Park Slope Creates Many Meals for Sandy Victims” (January 10, 2013).

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Donated goods from around the country waiting to be delivered

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Food donated to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Kitchen


Donated goods waiting to be delivered