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Love Wins Food Pantry

Love Wins Food Pantry is a queer-centric and volunteer-led effort to address food insecurity among our neighbors in Queens. We distribute free food to hundreds of families every week. Find out more at


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Financial Contributions

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.

Starts at$5 USD / month

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One-time contribution
Breakfast Donation

Your donation of any amount will pay for food for your neighbors in need. Please give generously.

Starts at$10 USD

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One-time contribution
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.

Starts at$100 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.

Starts at$400 USD

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Top financial contributors


SAGE Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders

$32,968.1 USD since Sep 2022

City of NY - Dept. of Finance

$11,800 USD since Jun 2023

New York State Ironworkers D C

$7,500 USD since Dec 2022

Citizens Committee for New York City

$5,250 USD since Aug 2021

Fidelity Charitable

$5,000 USD since Apr 2022

Stonewall Community Foundation

$5,000 USD since Jan 2023

Planned Parenthood

$3,509.43 USD since Sep 2022

Neighborhood Aid

$2,500 USD since Apr 2021

Queens Public Library

$1,700 USD since Jun 2022


Queens Night Market

$5,500 USD since Sep 2021

Mackenzi Farquer for Lockwood

$3,000 USD since Jun 2023

Cyrus Moore

$2,100 USD since Jun 2021

Amelia Adams

$2,000 USD since Apr 2021

Kayle Pauline

$1,800 USD since Dec 2021

Anastasia Chiu

$1,750 USD since Jun 2021

William Gonzalez

$1,600 USD since Apr 2021

Jane Liddle

$1,400 USD since Feb 2021

w&p design

$1,210 USD since Jul 2021

Andrea Wangsanata

$825 USD since Nov 2021

Love Wins Food Pantry is all of us

Our contributors 266

Thank you for supporting Love Wins Food Pantry.

Mark Buhrmester


$735 USD

Carly Sorenson


$615 USD

Gabriela Sand...


$425 USD

Daniel Puerto

Collectively, we make sure that everyone in our...

SAGE Services...

$32,968 USD

City of NY - ...

$11,800 USD

Queens Night ...

In Memory of Filiberto Leon...

$5,500 USD


Transparent and open finances.

Contribution #503718
-$1,100.00 USD
Invoice #143517
Invoice #143507
Today’s balance

$24,376.39 USD

Total raised

$131,700.07 USD

Total disbursed

$107,323.68 USD

Estimated annual budget

$85,878.27 USD


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Love Wins Food Pantry

Updates on our activities and progress.

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

Celebrating Two Years of Love Wins -- March with us at Queens Pride!

Happy Pride, everyone! As we enter June, we celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the Love Wins Food Pantry. We couldn’t have made it this far without our donors and volunteers. Thank you for the love and care you have shown fo...
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Published on June 1, 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

Daniel Puerto

Collectively, we make sure that everyone in our...