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Food and Nutrition

Help Finding Food

For help finding healthy food in your community or welfare programs, visit any of the links below:


For a list of reviewed pantries,  click on your borough • Bronx • Brooklyn   • Manhattan  • Queens   All New York City

Find information on community pantries and resources in the handout here

Information on food voucher assistance programs • WIC  • SNAP

Spanish image¿Dónde puedo encontrar asistencia para obtener alimentos saludables?
Encuentre una lista de despensas en español en cada condado en los enlaces
 Bronx   • Brooklyn   • Manhattan  • Queens  Toda la ciudad de Nueva York


Emergency Food Assistance Hotline

For referrals to emergency food pantries and soup kitchens all over the city, call the Emergency Food Line (866) 888-8777 or visit the FoodHelp NYC locator here


Oprima el 2 para español al llamar a la línea de emergencia para alimentos (866) 888-8777 

Localizador de despensas aquí


NY Common Pantry

NYCP_LogoNew York Common Pantry has many programs to lower hunger and food insecurity. Choice Pantry provides fresh food pantry packagesHot Meals serves breakfast and dinner. Food is provided to seniors aged 60 and older through Nourish. Help 365 helps pantry visitors with information and application to housing and benefit programs.




Telephone: (917) 720-9700


Manhattan: 8 East 109th Street, East Harlem, NY 10029

Bronx: 1290 Hoe Avenue, Longwood, NY 10459


More information on becoming a client, programs , and hours of operation here



Información en español aquí

Video subtitulado en español aquí




Free Sit Down Meals in Manhattan



Donna’s guide is a list of places that offer free breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Make sure to look at the addresses that are under the day of the week that you plan to get the meals. Locations change depending on the day.

Click the blue link Donna’s Guide Free Sit Down Meals in Manhattan for the list of addresses for free sit down meals in Manhattan.

Supportive Children Advocacy Network (SCAN)

SCAN has after-school programs, early childhood education, building job skills, counseling, tutoring, test preparation, nutrition help, cooking classes, violence prevention, a safe space for LGBTQ youth, and family services for domestic violence survivors, substance abuse and rehabilitation.

For more information click here or call (212) 289-8030

Spanish imageSCAN ofrece programas después de clases, educación de niñez temprana, tutoría escolar, preparación para exámenes, ayuda de nutrición, clases de cocina, prevención de violencia, un espacio seguro para la comunidad LGBTQ y servicios para sobrevivientes de violencia domestica, abuso de sustancias y rehabilitación.

Para mas información haga click aquí o llame a (212) 289-8030