Marilena’s Meals

Food Outreach Ministry
“I was hungry and you fed me.”  Matthew 25:35    

Every month, a team of faithful volunteers assemble and deliver 80 bagged meals to New York City’s most vulnerable: those without food and shelter. We operate rain or shine. 

We invite volunteers that would like to help us prepare and distribute meals to attend on the dates below. Our team begins assembling the bagged meals at 10:30 am in the church hall on the lower level. We distribute the meals near Penn Station immediately following the Divine Liturgy. 

We are actively looking for sponsors and volunteers to support this ministry. Here are a few ways to do so:

  • Sponsor one month of our meals program: $350 (See the list of 2024 sponsors below)
  • Volunteer to donate specific items (gloves, paper goods, and more). Please contact Katerina to make arrangements prior to purchasing these items.
  • Join us for assembly or distribution (or both!) on the dates listed below.

If you are interested in sponsoring in one of the ways listed above, please contact Katerina Gkionis at

2024 dates
Sunday, May 19
Sunday, June 23

Marilena’s Meals Dates: We aim to adhere to all published dates. Please check our weekly bulletin for updates, or email Katerina Gkionis at as dates are subject to change.

2024 Sponsors

January 2024: Dedicated in loving memory of The Reverend Protopresbyter Basil S. Gregory
February 2024: Sponsored with love by a steward of St. George Greek Orthodox Church
March 2024: Sponsored with love by Ms. Maria Aretakis and Mr. Robert Joy
April 2024: Sponsored with love by Gaby
May 2024:  Dedicated in loving memory of and for the souls of Kyriaki & Vasilios Patros
June 2024: Dedicated in loving memory of Cousin Kyriaki, Godmother Anastasia, and a very close Friend, Filippos
July 2024: Dedicated in loving memory of my grandmothers, Eleni and Nafsika. May they rest in peace. -Nafsika & Gaby
August 2024: Dedicated in loving memory of Dimitris Aristotelous, father or Irini Aristotelous
September 2024: Dedicated in loving memory of Jim Korahais, husband of Martha and father of Fred and Peter
October 2024: Sponsored with love by a steward of St. George Greek Orthodox Church
November 2024: Sponsored with love by Eric Anagnostopoulos in honor of the first birthday of his niece, Panayiota Aristea Anagnostopoulos
December 2024: Dedicated in Loving Memory of baby Nicholas Parlamis, with love from Niko, Tina, Alexander & Leonidas Plagos