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Baby Formula Shortage – Resources

 
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To find baby formula, the U.S. Department of Human Health & Services recommends reaching to the following resources:
 
Manufacturer Hotlines
Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert: Visit www.gerber.com/mygerber-baby-expert and reach a certified nutrition or lactation consultant by phone, text, Facebook Messenger, web chat, or video call, who can help you identify a similar formula that may be more readily available
Abbott’s Consumer Hotline: call 1-800-986-8540
Abbott’s urgent product request line: ask your OBGYN or your infant’s pediatrician to submit an urgent product request by downloading and completing the form at abbottnutrition.com/metabolics
Reckitt’s Customer Service line: call 1-800 BABY-123 (222-9123)
 
Community Resources
Feeding America: Call 718-991-4300 to ask whether they have infant formula and other supplies in stock.
Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA): certain HMBANA-accredited milk banks are distributing donated breast milk to mothers in need; please note that some may require a prescription from a medical professional. Find an HMBANA-accredited milk bank exit disclaimer icon.
 
WIC-Eligible Families
Contact your local WIC office to identify or obtain additional sources of infant formula nearby. Find WIC approved vendors at nyswicvendors.com/find-a-wic-store.
 
Updated on May 17, 2022


Free Baby Formula

 
Benjamin_logoBenjamin’s Pharmacy & Surgical | benjamins-pharmacy-surgical.business.site
989 Allerton Ave, The Bronx, NY 10469

(718) 405-9111 (Hablan Español/Staff also speaks Spanish)
 

FORMULA IS AVAILABLE: The pharmacy has the majority of brands available except for Neosure. Please call to place your order!

 
Call 718-405-9111 and ask for free baby formula. WIC members can have baby formula delivered FREE (prescription or non-prescription formulas) to all New York City boroughs. For special baby formula, please provide the name of the prescribed formula to the staff and they will verify with you if covered by WIC.
 
For WIC exempt formulas, your pediatrician will need to provide medical documentation to your WIC office. Your social worker may assist with this request.
 
See regular and special baby formulas covered by WIC at health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/approved_formulas.htm.
 

Llama al 718-405-9111 de la farmacia Benjamin ubicada en el Sur del Bronx para domicilios gratuitos de leche de fórmula cubierta por WIC. La farmacia hace domicilios en todos los condados de la ciudad de Nueva York.
 
Para leche de formula prescrita por el doctor, llama a la farmacia y describe el nombre de la leche. El trabajador de la farmacia verificará si la formula es cubierta por WIC.
 
Recuerda que para fórmulas médicas especiales, tu pediatra deberá proporcionar justificación médica a tu oficina de WIC. Una vez completada y aprobada la solicitud, podrás obtener la leche de prescripción con WIC. Un trabajador social podrá ayudarte y sigue el caso con tu oficina WIC.
 
Revisa las fórmulas para bebés regulares y especiales cubiertas por el beneficio de WIC en health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/approved_formulas.htm.


 

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

 
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Women, Infants, and Children NY (WIC)
Local agencies
800-522-5006 (Growing Up Hotline)
 

COVID-19 Update
 
–Many NYS WIC offices are available to provide services by phone for appointments. On-site appointments are limited.
–For questions about food or formula availability, visit https://nyswicvendors.com/vma-locations to find the vendor management agency in your area for help.
–Please contact your local agency if you have additional questions.

 
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a short-term food assistance program that provides nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, health education, and health care referrals to pregnant women, infants, and children up to age 5.
 
Eligibility
Qualifying for benefits will depend on the family’s income and household size. To see if you qualify fill out the pre-screening tool on the NYC HRA site. Keep in mind that U.S. Citizenship is not necessary.
 
How to Apply
Guide to apply for WIC | Spanish guide to apply for WIC
At your WIC appointment, you will receive an eWIC card that will work like a debit card. The WIC staff will add your benefits to your family’s eWIC account and you will get a list of your family’s WIC benefits for the next three months. This list will have a start and end dates for your benefits.
 
Types of Food & Shopping at the Supermarket
— Read the WIC Approved Foods and Products List to learn about the types of foods you can choose at WIC approved market sites. Also, feel free to check out this WIC Approved Foods Card.
— Baby formula is covered by WIC. See what brands can be purchased with WIC at health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/approved_formulas.htm.
To learn more about how to use your eWIC card, watch the “Shopping with eWIC” video. For other questions, access the FAQ file here.
 

Actualización COVID-19
 
–Muchas de las oficinas WIC están abiertas para brindar servicios por teléfono para citas. Las citas que ocurren en las oficinas son limitadas.
–Para disponibilidad acerca de comidas y leche de fórmula, visita https://nyswicvendors.com/vma-locations para encontrar agencias de administración de proveedores en su área para ayudarlo.
–Por favor contacta tu agencia local si tienes preguntas adicionales.

 

WIC (Mujeres, Infantes y Niños) es un programa de asistencia alimentaria a corto plazo que brinda alimentos nutritivos, apoyo para la lactancia, consejería en nutrición, educación en salud, y remisiones para mujeres embarazadas, infantes y niños de hasta 5 años.
 
Para saber si calificas, llena esta herramienta de preselección en la página de NYC HRA. Recuerda que una prueba de ciudadanía americana no es necesaria para obtener beneficios de WIC.
 
Guía de aplicación para WIC en esta hoja informational | Agencias locales
 
En tu cita con WIC, recibirás una tarjeta eWIC que funciona como una tarjeta de débito. A la cuenta familiar eWIC, los beneficios (dinero) serán agregados. Tambien obtendrás una lista de los beneficios que recibirás durante los próximos tres meses con fechas de inicio y finalización para beneficios.
 
¿Estás interesado en saber qué tipos de alimentos puede comprar con eWIC? Encuentra una lista con alimentos y productos aprobados en WIC Strong.
 
Aprende más con el video “Comprar con eWIC”.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

 
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal nutrition 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 farmers markets.
 
Guide to apply for SNAP | Spanish guide to apply for SNAP.
 
To learn how to upload documents in the HRA portal, please watch the video “HRA SNAP”. To see the list of approved foods and products you have access to with SNAP visit USA gov.
 
Also, it is important to know that the SNAP cash benefit varies per family. For households with net income, the monthly SNAP benefit will equal the maximum benefit for that household size minus the household’s expected contribution of 30 percent of its net income. Families who have no net income will receive the monthly maximum benefit. To learn, see the handout about SNAP Eligibility and Maximum Benefit.
 

El Programa de Asistencia Alimentaria Suplementaria (SNAP por sus siglas en inglés) es un programa nutricional federal que ayuda a familias, personas mayores, y los discapacitados a pagar comida fresca y nutritiva. SNAP provee una tarjeta débito que usted puede usar en muchos supermercados y mercados de productores agrícolas.
 
Guía para solicitar SNAP.
 
Para conocer la lista de alimentos y productos aprobados a los que tiene acceso con SNAP, visite USA gov.
 
Vea el video “Subiendo documentos a la aplicación HRA” para aprender cómo aplicar a SNAP.

 


Hunger Free America

 
hungerfreeamericahungerfreeamerica.org/en-us/nyc | hungerfreeamerica.org/es/nyc
English (646) 355-1475 | Spanish (347) 599-1510
Mandarin/Cantonese (646) 935-3513 | Russian (332) 600-5425

938 Sheridan Ave Bronx, NY 10451 (open to the public again)
 
Hunger Free America (HFA) NYC helps connect people directly with resources to solve food insecurity, while also advocating for policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger.
 
Eligibility
Low-income New Yorkers.
 
Services
HFA NYC assist low-income families in obtaining aid from public assistance programs like SNAP and WIC and connect families nationwide with private food resources. Programs are:
 
Benefit Access: Helps provide NYC residents with access to SNAP and WIC benefits
NYC Neighborhood Guides to Food & Assistance: The guide contains comprehensive information about where to go in your neighborhood for food help.
Food Action Board Program: They work with community members to develop their leadership, advocacy, and community organizing skills.
COVID-19 Outreach: HFA conducts outreach to deliver information regarding vital food resources and the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure the health and safety of the NYC community.
 
How to apply
— To schedule an appointment with a Benefit Access team member, call 646-355-1475 to set up a free, confidential consultation.
— In this consultation, the agent will go over income eligibility requirements for SNAP and WIC, check to see if you qualify, and help gather the proper forms and information for the application.
— If a Benefit Access Specialist does not pick up, leave a message with your name, number, and the reason for your call.
 
Visit the Hunger Free America NYC location in-person at 938 Sheridan Ave Bronx, NY 10451.
 
More information
To find free food resources near you, call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 866-3-HUNGRY (866-348-6479) or visit their online database for food pantries and soup kitchens near you. To download their neighborhood guide for food and assistance free of charge, visit this link.
 
Updated on May 5, 2022


Emergency Food Assistance Hotline

 
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(866) 888-8777
 
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. To find the hours of operation for locations near you, please call that location or email foodreserve@hra.nyc.gov
 
If you are an Emergency Food Program (EFP) interested in enrolling in the P-FRED program, please email foodreserve@hra.nyc.gov and include the subject line “New Application.”
 

Para encontrar despensas de emergencia para comida y también comedores públicos, llama a la línea de Emergencia para Alimentos marcando al (866) 888-8777. Oprime 2 para acceder a información en español. Encuentra despensas de comida en el localizador de despensas.

 
Updated on May 5, 2022


NYC Food Delivery Assistance

 
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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. As the City continues to recover and reopen, the COVID emergency food programs are transitioning to recovery programming.
 
Services
-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.
 


Asistencia de entrega de alimentos en la ciudad de Nueva York durante la crisis de salud pública de COVID-19
 
Si no puedes salir a buscar comida, nadie puede traerte comida y no puedes utilizar las opciones de entrega particular, la ciudad de Nueva York llevará a tu casa comidas de emergencia.
 
¿Cuánta comida puedes conseguir y cuándo?
-La cantidad máxima de personas que el servicio entregará a cada hogar es de 2.
-Cada entrega contendrá 9 comidas por persona, pero ningún hogar recibirá más de 18 comidas por entrega.
-Todos los pedidos se entregarán dentro de los cuatro días posteriores a la fecha del pedido.
 
¿Cómo te puedes registrar?
-Crea una cuenta aquí. Lee y responde todas las preguntas sobre tu solicitud de comida.
-Confirma tu registro por correo electrónico y procede a responder las preguntas de calificación.
-Ingresa tu información de contacto, elige el tipo de comida que deseas e ingresa la dirección dónde deben entregarse los alimentos.
 
Para todas las solicitudes, se darán una fecha de entrega para las comidas.

 
Updated May 5, 2022.


Free Grab & Go Meals by NYC Schools

 
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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.
 

El horario de las comidas gratis Grab & Go cambiará a partir del lunes y el horario será de 3 a 5 pm a partir del martes.
 
Las comidas no estarán disponibles para el público en general en ningún otro momento, una forma de identificación no es necesaria, y se podrán recoger varias comidas a la vez. Consulta el sitio web para obtener la información más actualizada.
 
Las comidas para llevar para estudiantes estarán disponibles a partir del 29/9/2020
– Desayunos y almuerzos gratuitos disponibles para todos los estudiantes en la Ciudad de Nueva York
de lunes a viernes, de 9:00 am a 12:00 pm
– No se requiere registro, identificación o documentación
– No hay espacio para comer, por lo que las comidas deben comerse fuera de las instalaciones
– Los padres y tutores pueden recoger las comidas para sus hijos
 
Encuentra el lugar más cercano con comidas para llevar gratis (para estudiantes) aquí.

 


Free Sit Down Meals in Manhattan

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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.

 

La Guía de Donna es una lista de lugares que ofrecen desayuno , almuerzo, o cena gratis en Manhattan. Asegúrese de localizar la ubicación de los establecimientos dependiendo del día de visita. Para acceder a esta información haga clic en el enlace:
“Guía de Donna para buffets con asientos en Manhattan”

 
Updated on May 5, 2022


Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides by the Hunter College

 
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Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides
https://twitter.com/nycfoodpolicy

 

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.
 

Para ayudar a conectar los miembros de la comunidad que necesitan alimentos durante estos tiempos difíciles, el Centro de Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center ha creado y está continuamente actualizando Guías con Recursos para Alimentos en cada condado de la ciudad de Nueva York.
 
Cada guía contiene información relacionada con acceso a comida dentro de cada comunidad como platos para estudiantes y adultos mayors, domicilios para personas con discapacidades y recursos para inmigrantes.

 
Updated on May 5, 2022


NY Common Pantry (Manhattan and Bronx)

 

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Manhattan 8 East 109th Street, East Harlem, NY 10029
Bronx 1290 Hoe Avenue, Longwood, NY 10459
(917) 720-9700

 
Coronavirus measures at NYCP
 

New York Common Pantry has many programs to lower hunger and food insecurity. Choice Pantry provides fresh food pantry packagesHot Meals serves breakfast and dinner. Nourish provides food to seniors aged 60 and older. Help 365 helps pantry visitors with information and application to housing and benefit programs. NYCP serves all residents of NYC.
 
How to Apply
To become a pantry client at (917) 720-9700.

For more information click on this handout.
(Spanish) For more information click on this handout.
 

El New York Common Pantry cuenta con muchos programas para mitigar el hambre y la inseguridad alimentaria. Choice Pantry ofrece paquetes de comida frescos a tu gusto. El programa Hot Meals ofrece desayuno y cena. Nourish ofrece comida para las personas de 60 años o mayores. Help 365 ayuda a los visitantes de la despensa con información, y aplicación a programas de beneficios y vivienda. Para mas información haz clic aqui.
    
Para ver un video de la despensa NY Common Pantry con subtítulos en español hazclic aquí.
    

 
 
Updated on May 5, 2022


                                                                                         

LSA Food Pantry (East Harlem)

 
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333 East 115th Street
(646) 672-5200
 
The LSA food pantry serves East Harlem residents living in ZIP codes 10029 and 10035 with client-choice food that is healthy and fresh.
 
The food pantry distribute food every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm by appointment only. 
 
To make an appointment use the appointment-based system Plentiful.
 
Visitors will need to live in ZIP codes 10029 or 10035, provide an ID, and bring proof of residence for all family members.
 
To pre-register, please visit https://bit.ly/2XeYaiv. Once you pre-register, a staff member will reach out to confirm your information.
 

La despensa de comida de LSA sirve a residentes que viven en los códigos postales 10029 y 10035 (East Harlem/El Barrio) con alimentos frescos y saludables.
 
La despensa LSA distribuirá alimentos todos los miércoles desde las 9:30 am hasta la 11:30 am y desde la 1:00 pm hasta las 3:00 pm. Para hacer una cita con la despensa, regístrate usando la app Plentiful. Para pre-inscribirte, visita https://bit.ly/2XeYaiv e ingresa tu información en línea. Una vez completada la inscripción, un miembro del equipo te llamará para tu información.
 
Visitantes de la despensa deberán vivir en los códigos postales 10029 o 10035, traer una identificación, y mostrar prueba de domicilio para todos los miembros familiares.

 
Updated on May 5, 2022


Plentiful App (Pantry Finder and Reservation Manager)

 
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Plentiful is a free, easy-to-use reservation system for food pantries and the people they serve. Use Plentiful to find pantries and get the food you need, without waiting in line.
 
Download the Android app in Google Play or text “FOOD” to PANTRY (726-879) from any phone.
 
Find a Pantry
Search by location, amenities, or service times.
 
Manage Reservations
From three minutes to three months in advance, for all your preferred pantries.
 
Get Food Faster
Show up when it’s your turn and avoid waiting in line.
 

Plentiful es un sistema gratuito y fácil de usar para las despensas de comida y los clientes que estas sirven. Usa la aplicación Plentiful para reservar alimentos en la despensa sin tener que esperar en una fila.
 
Descarga la app en Google Play o envía un mensaje de texto con la palabra “FOOD” a PANTRY (726-879) desde cualquier teléfono.

 
Updated on May 5, 2022


Pantries by Borough

 
For a list of vetted pantries,  click on your borough.
 
Informational handouts have been updated with current open pantries during COVID-19.

 
Information on food voucher assistance programs:
WICSNAP
 

¿Dónde puedo encontrar alimentos saludables?
Encuentra una lista de despensas en cada condado en los siguientes enlaces.
 
Las hojas informacionales han sido actualizadas con detalles de despensas abiertas durante COVID-19.

Bronx   • Brooklyn   • Manhattan • Queens  • Toda la ciudad de Nueva York
 
Información acerca de programas de asistencia para alimentos (con cupones para comida) WIC y SNAP

 


GetFood NYC Map

 
Food in NYC Map Locator
Grab & Go, food pantries, DYCD Cornerstone Centers, Farmers Markets, and grocery stores all visible together on one map. Check days and hours of operation.
 
Updated on May 5, 2022.


NYC Community Food Fridges

 
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Community Fridges in NYC (news video)
 
Community Food Fridges are fridges that offer free food to whoever wants it. Take what you need, leave what you don’t. Set up and maintained by community members, many of the fridges are available 24/7. However, community members can take what they need from the fridges and give what they can to the fridges.
 
Locate your nearest fridge using this map locator.
 
If your volunteer group set up a community fridge, please fill out the survey to get your fridge on the map!
Map Created by Amber G., Astoria fridge organizer :). Updated 1-2X a week. For any questions/comments about the map, please email: astoriafridge@gmail.com
 


Las Refrigeradores Comunitarios con Alimentos son neveras que ofrecen alimentos gratis a quienes quieran. Toma lo que necesitas, deja lo que no. Instalados y mantenidos por miembros de la comunidad, muchos de los refrigeradores están disponibles las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana. Los miembros de la comunidad pueden tomar lo que necesiten y ubicar lo que puedan en los refrigeradores.
 
Ubica el refrigerador más cercano usando este localizador de neveras comunitarias.
 
Si tu grupo de voluntarios ha instalado un refrigerador comunitario, por favor ¡completa la encuesta para añadir tu refrigerador en el mapa!
 
Mapa Creado por Amber G., organizadora de neveras en Astoria. Actualizado 1-2 veces por semana. Para cualquier pregunta o comentario sobre el mapa, envía un correo electrónico a astoriafridge@gmail.com

 


Fare Meals by Arielle

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Learn about easy-to-make, nutritious, and cheap recipes with Fare Meals by Arielle. Arielle Kestenbaum, 28, is the founder of Fare Meals by Arielle, a free online platform offering families healthy, simple, and affordable meal solutions.
 
Also visit Fare Meals on Instagram and YouTube.
 
Updated on May 5, 2022



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