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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 borough of residence  • Bronx   • Brooklyn   • Manhattan  • Queens

Find information on recommended community-based pantries and resources in the handout here

Detailed 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


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 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.

(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




Food Bank NYC

food bank nyc

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.

Council on the Environment of New York City (Greenmarkets)

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.

Federal Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

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.


How to apply?
Print this friend guide with steps to follow and needed documents for the application. Citizenship is not required. Also determine your potential eligibility by visiting the prescreening tool. For more information, go to the program site  website or watch the following video. Call (800) 522-5006A to ask for local WIC offices or go to the NYC Access HRA hosted site here        



Documento disponible acerca de asistencia alimentaria con cupones electrónicos aquí

Video subtitulados en español aquí

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps)

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.


How to apply?
Print this friendly guide with steps to follow and needed documents for the application.
For further details on eligibility, appointment scheduling, waiting times, and re-certification process visit the NYC 311 website
SNAP centers locations in the metropolitan area here



Asistencia alimentaria con cupones electrónicos aquí

Video subtitulado en español aquí

Nutrition Programs – Department of Health

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.

(800) 522-5006

New York State Childhood Obesity Prevention Program

Website contains information on community-based programs aimed at preventing overweight/obesity.