For referrals to emergency food pantries and soup kitchens all over the city, call the Emergency Food Line (866) 888-8777 or visit the Food Help NYC locator here. You’ll be provided with hours of operation and directions to the nearest food pantries and community kitchens.
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 link Donna’s Guide Free Sit Down Meals in Manhattan for the list of addresses for free sit down meals in Manhattan.
New York Common Pantry has many programs to lower hunger and food insecurity. Choice Pantry provides fresh food pantry packages. Hot 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.
More information on becoming a client, programs , and hours of operation here