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Butterfly Outreach Ministry

January 4, 2026 @ 2:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Announcement: April 2 Season Opener for Butterfly Outreach Ministry!

We are calling on all volunteers to make a difference for our food insecure neighbors in the Lower East Side. Due to the December 2020 fire that destroyed Middle’s building, Butterfly Outreach Ministry (BOM) is without a kitchen and relies on committed volunteers to keep a vital food ministry afloat.

We meet every Sunday at 2:00pm at the LES Comm-Unity Fridge (602 East 9th Street, corner of East 9th Street and Ave B). We will provide Middle Church & BOM branded stickers for you to put on your sandwiches.

Here’s how you can assist:

*Please bring 5 or more homemade lunches consisting of:

  • Sandwich
  • Fruit
  • Soft granola bar/snack
  • Water/juice box
  • Something sweet (optional)
  • Paper napkin

*Foods that are easier to chew are popular with many of our neighbors who are food insecure. Soft bread, applesauce, mandarins, etc.

Include our branded Middle Church and BOM stickers, date and the basic ingredients of your sandwich (e.g., PB & J, Turkey & Cheese, Bagel & Cream Cheese)

Add notes of encouragement on or in each lunch bag: “You are loved” or “Have an awesome day.”

Safety Protocols: Remember to wear disposable gloves while assembling lunches.  If you are feeling under the weather, please do not participate until you’re well again. We also honor the buddy system when distributing in city parks.

Reimbursement: Middle will reimburse all volunteers for BOM purchases. Please keep all receipts from your specific BOM purchases to submit with our easy online form: https://forms.gle/8KU9CLrANqrXSA4o9. We need a receipt for reimbursement.

This is a wonderful way to connect with folks at Middle while offering a crucial service to the neighborhood. Please email fellow Butterfly, Patrick Mulcahy for more information or to sign up.

Details

Date:
January 4, 2026
Time:
2:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Tompkins Square Park
E 10th St, New York, NY 10009
New York, NY 10009 United States
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