Working Together for a Better Community

At Christ Church, community outreach is a large part of our mission. Through our CHOW®food pantry, Katie’s Clothing Closet, and the Winter Warmth Project, we provide food and clothing for those in need within our local community. We exist because of the generosity of volunteers and donations. Many of our volunteers are members of Christ Church, others are friends of the church who find meaning is assisting the food insecure and those in need of warm clothing. Donations of food, clothing, and financial donations come from church members and members of the wider community, as well.

We welcome new volunteers at our CHOW® Pantry or in our clothing closet, as well as knitters who can create hat, scarves, and mittens for our Winter Warmth Project. Training is provided. We also offer volunteer hours and opportunities for high school and college students. Together, we make a difference in the lives of our neighbors as we seek and serve Christ in them.

“Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”

-Matthew 25:34-37

Our Programs


CHOW® Food Pantry

Christ Church’s CHOW® food pantry, coordinated with the Broome County Council of Churches, has served the people of Binghamton since 1995. Our CHOW® pantry is open the last two weeks of the month. Donations of food are accepted Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Youth Choir

In September of 2023, Christ Church launched a youth choir for the parish and community, through the Royal School of Church Music. Youth throughout the Binghamton area are invited to participate in deepening their musical knowledge and connection to the community through a weekly rehearsal and First Sunday! participation.

Katie’s Clothing Closet

Katie’s Clothing Closet provides clothing and other goods free of charge. We supply children, women and men. The closet is set up as a store, and our volunteers help people select items. Like our food pantry, the clothing closet is open the last two weeks of the month. Clothing donations are accepted Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Space Use

The Parish House of Christ Church is centrally located in Downtown Binghamton with nearby street parking. Christ Church allows use of its many rooms and its Great Hall for various non-profit groups and private use. To learn more, contact the church office.

Winter Warmth Project

The Winter Warmth Project provides free winter hats, mittens, and scarves to people in need. Members of Christ Church place hats, mittens, and scarves in bags and hang them on the church railing. Local knitters are encouraged to donate hats, scarves, and mittens.

Our Greenspace

The greenspace at Christ Church is the largest in downtown Binghamton. In the summer, our Saturday evening Mass on the Grass is held on the lawn. Community members are welcome to lunch, pray, or simply enjoy God’s creation in our relaxing greenspace. Volunteers are welcome to participate in maintaining the Christ Church greenspace, as well.