NYC Food Delivery Assistance During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis
If you cannot go out to get food, no one can bring you food, and you are not able to use private delivery options, New York City will deliver emergency meals to you.
-The maximum number of people the service will deliver to each household is 2.
-Each delivery will contain 9 meals per person, but no household will receive more than 18 meals per delivery
-All orders will be delivered within four days of the order date.
How to Sign Up
-Create an account here. Read and answer all the questions about your food request.
-Confirm your sign-up by email and proceed to answer qualifying questions.
-Enter your contact information, select your food order, and enter the delivery address.
An estimated first and last delivery date will be given.
Updated February 21, 2021.
Text “NYCFOOD” to 877-877 | Envía el texto “COMIDA” al 877-877
Find a Community Pick Up Site
Sites for free Grab & Go meals are changing starting Monday, and hours will be 3-5pm starting on Tuesday, September 27. Check the website for the most updated information.
-Meals are not available to the general public at any other time
-No registration or ID required
-Multiple meals can be picked up at once
NYC Student Take-Out Meals Starts 9/29/2020
–Free Breakfast and Lunch meals are available for all NYC Students
–Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
–No registration, ID, or documentation required
–No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
–Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
Find a take-out location here.
To help connect community members in need with food resources during this challenging time, the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has created and is continuously updating the Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guides for each NYC neighborhood.
Each resource guide (by borough and district) includes information related to food access within the community, such as meals for students and seniors during this time, delivery services for people with disabilities, and resources for immigrants.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families of children eligible for free or reduced-price lunch in NYC’s in public schools and private schools are eligible for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits. The total benefit amount is $420 for each eligible child.
This payment represents the value of school meals for the period of time from March when the schools closed until the end of the school year on June 26th.
How to Get the Benefit
-Children who receive free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program are eligible for P-EBT food benefits if their school has been operating with reduced in-person attendance due to COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year
-Payments will be issued for each eligible school-aged child between the ages of 5 to 18 living in the household. The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is issuing these payments
–You do not (and cannot) apply for P-EBT food benefits
-Eligible children currently receiving SNAP or Temporary Assistance (cash) will have their P- EBT food benefits issued to their household’s EBT card.
-Eligible children who are currently enrolled in Medicaid and successfully accessed and redeemed their P-EBT food benefits for the 2019-20 school year on a NYS Medicaid card will receive their P-EBT food benefits for the 2020-21 school year on the same NYS Medicaid card.
-Eligible children who successfully accessed their food benefits for the 2019-20 school year on a P-EBT Food Benefit card will receive their food benefits for the 2020-21 school year on the same P-EBT Food Benefit card.
-All other eligible children will be mailed a P-EBT Food Benefit card with instructions explaining how to activate the card and access the food benefits.
***If you have not have been issued a payment or P-EBT card, please check the payment status of your school at pebtschoollist.powerappsportals.us***.
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