Part of the Solution (POTS)

Bronx, New York, USA


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The mission of Part of the Solution (POTS) is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to our door. Founded in 1982 as a soup kitchen, POTS has expanded its mission from feeding its neighbors to nourishing the myriad of needs of the community in a holistic way.

What We Do

The Food Pantry – our fastest growing program - provides groceries for an average of 150 families per week.

The Community Dining Room – one of the few in NYC open 7 days a week – serves an average of 325 people daily.

Close to 800 people currently receive their mail at POTS and 20 people get free haircuts each week.

POTS provides Back-to-School supplies, Thanksgiving turkeys, Holiday gifts and parties for hundreds of families and children each year.

Case Management services helped close to 1,000 people including 200 families with 250+ children identify barriers to stability and take steps to address them last year.

Application Assistance and Legal Representation for public benefits (Food Stamps, Social Security) resulted in $1,000,000 being secured for POTS’ community in 2009.

Legal Eviction Prevention Services enabled 90 families with 200+ children to remain in their homes last year.


Kimberly R
Kimberly R.

Feeding our Neighbors, Nourishing our Community

Stephanie C.

Volunteer Coordinator