From the start, participants were loath to displace any homeless people who consider City Hall home.
"So we provide them the same services we give everyone else - tents, tarps, clothing, and three meals a day," says Joe Kalil, 51, an unemployed stone cutter. "We are committed to a better, different world so we have no choice but to share what we have."
Volunteers prepare and distribute about 1,500 meals a day, using the kitchen at the nearby American Friends Service Committee.
"At first it was loosey-goosey," says Patricia McBee, executive director of the Friends Center. "But they've really pulled themselves together. There are knowledgeable cooks on every shift. It goes from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. when we close. They're in there, preparing, chopping, preparing the donations - it's pretty impressive."
The center had allowed the protesters access to the building's shower, but it broke from overuse this week.
Most of those using the facility were homeless.
The encampment's provision of shelter and food has drawn many to stay in the plaza, even though they have no connection to the protest.
Several activists say this only demonstrates the need for more social services for this population.
"We wish Occupy wasn't the only one providing 24/7 food," Goldstein says..