For help finding healthy food in your community or welfare programs, visit any of the links below:
Find information on recommended community-based pantries and resources in the handout here
Detailed information on food voucher assistance programs • WIC • SNAP
Oprima el 2 para español al llamar a la línea de emergencia para alimentos (866) 888-8777
New York Common Pantry works toward the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence for those they serve. Choice Pantry provides fresh food pantry packages . Hot Meals serves hearty balanced breakfast and dinner. Supplemental food is provided to seniors aged 60 and older through Nourish. Help 365 assists Pantry visitors in gaining access to resources such as housing and benefits applications.
Manhattan: 8 East 109th Street, East Harlem, NY 10029
More information on becoming a client, programs , and hours of operation here
A non-profit social services organization that services more than 1,000 community food programs throughout the city. Their website has a searchable agency directory of food pantries and soup kitchens.
For emergency food help, call (866) NYC-FOOD. English, Spanish and Russian; press 8 for Food and Hunger Hotline.
Para emergencias llame al (866)-692-3663. Servicio en español.
Sponsor of the city’s Greenmarkets which bring fresh fruits, vegetables, and other fresh items straight from the farm to New Yorkers! Their site contains a map of all Greenmarkets in the city, including the Mount Sinai Greenmarket located at Madison Avenue and 99th Street held from July through November on Fridays from 8-5. All recipients of food stamps may use their EBT card for discounts.
The WIC Program provides free healthy food and nutritional services to safeguard the health of women, infants, and children up to age 5. WIC serves pregnant women, breastfeeding women, non-breastfeeding postpartum women, Infants, and toddlers and children up to age 5.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a program that helps families, the elderly, and the disabled afford fresh and healthy food. SNAP provides a debit card that you can use at many groceries and farmer’s markets.
Department of Health nutrition home page with information on WIC, farmer’s market programs, and community nutrition programs. Hotline provides confidential information and referrals 24/7 in English and Spanish.
Website contains information on community-based programs aimed at preventing overweight/obesity.