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Find Free Food In Far RockawayLemontree is here to help you find the best food pantry near you. Food pantries and food banks are a great place to find groceries if you need some help. Many of these locations can help you find food as quickly as today. Whether it’s a church around the corner or a mobile food pantry, the places below should help. In addition, you should consider applying for SNAP (food stamps) if you don’t already get government assistance.
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Rockaway Community Justice Center

    35 minutes

    average wait time

    0.18 mi


    • Requirements

      • Registration required on site
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Offers job training/assistance
    • Info

      • Needs volunteers
      • Client Service hours
      • Closed on major holidays

    Schedule

    • This Wednesday

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Wed, May 1st (next week)

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Wed, May 8th (in 2 weeks)

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday

    Map of Rockaway Community Justice Center

    Location

    1922 Mott Avenue

    Far Rockaway, NY 11691

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    AIDS Center of Queens County, Far Rockaway

    20 minutes

    average wait time

    0.19 mi


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
    • Info

      • Closed on major holidays

    Schedule

    • This Friday

      9:30 am–10:30 am

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Fri, May 3rd (next week)

      9:30 am–10:30 am

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Fri, May 10th (in 2 weeks)

      9:30 am–10:30 am

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • 9:30 am–10:30 am

      every week on Friday

    Map of AIDS Center of Queens County, Far Rockaway

    Location

    1600 Central Ave

    New York, NY 11691

    directions

    Contact

    (718) 868-8645

    https://acqc.org/about-acqc/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    First Church of God Food Pantry

    12 minutes

    average wait time

    0.12 mi


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Saturday

      10:30 pm–12:00 pm

    • Sat, May 11th (in 2 weeks)

      10:30 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, May 25th (next month)

      10:30 pm–12:00 pm

    • 10:30 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Saturday

    • 10:30 pm–12:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Saturday

    Map of First Church of God Food Pantry

    Location

    21-23 Birdsall Avenue

    Far Rockaway, NY 11691

    directions
  5. How do I get food?

    You can receive food by visiting the food pantry or soup kitchen when it’s open. Make sure to check each resource page to see details like address, full schedule, and requirements.

  6. Can someone deliver the food to my house?

    Delivery services are very limited and are reserved for senior citizens or those with serious medical problems. If you believe you fall into either category, let us know and we may be able to help you find options in Far Rockaway.

  7. What do I have to bring?

    Every location is different! Please review the details included on each resource to see whether you need to bring any documentation like ID or proof of address, or supplies like bags to carry the food. If you don’t see any information on the resource, you don’t have to bring anything!

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    JCCRP Kosher Food Pantry

    no ratings yet

    0.19 mi


    Info

    • Requirements

      • Registration required on site
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Client choice pantry

    Schedule

    • This Tuesday

      9:30 am–1:30 pm

    • This Wednesday

      9:30 am–1:30 pm

    • Tue, April 30th (next week)

      9:30 am–1:30 pm

    • 9:30 am–1:30 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Wednesday

    Map of JCCRP Kosher Food Pantry

    Location

    15-25 Central Avenue

    Far Rockaway, NY 11691

    directions

    Contact

    (718) 327-7755

    https://jccrp.org/

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    United Methodist Center

    50 minutes

    average wait time

    0.25 mi


    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • ID required
      • Must bring own bags/cart
    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals
    • Info

      • Closed on major holidays

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      • Lunch
    • Tomorrow

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 4:30 pm–5:30 pm

      • Dinner
    • This Tuesday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 9:30 am–11:00 am

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 9:30 am–11:00 am

      every week on Tuesday, Thursday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 4:30 pm–5:30 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of United Methodist Center

    Location

    1032 beach 19th street

    far rockaway, NY 11691

    directions

    Contact

    (718) 327-5071

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Campaign Against Hunger, World Harvest Deliverance Center - Mobile Food Pantry

    10 minutes

    average wait time

    0.19 mi


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Tuesday

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Tue, April 30th (next week)

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Tue, May 7th (in 2 weeks)

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 11:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    Map of Campaign Against Hunger, World Harvest Deliverance Center - Mobile Food Pantry

    Location

    1521 Central Avenue

    Far Rockaway, NY 11691

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. Mary Star of The Sea

    19 minutes

    average wait time

    0.6 mi


    Info

    Some rules need to be put in place they are as follows:

    1. RESPECT - We expect everyone coming to the pantry to respect the staff and other clients. We would not tolerate anyone being disrespectful or behaving in an unmannerly way, hence, we would ask you to leave. the premises.
    2. TIME - Please be on time for your reservation. If you are ten minutes late or more, you will have. to reschedule.
    3. GIVEAWAYS - Clients from time to time, we do have giveaways. Some of you do not think of others and want to grab everything and go, that has to stop as there is enough for everyone. PLEASE SHARE.
    4. RESERVATION - Please do not call on the day of the pantry asking for a reservation for that day.That will no longer be accepted. Calls must be made at least a week before the appointment. Must leave your name and telephone number and someone will return your call.
    5. PANTRY TELEPHONE - The pantry telephone is a house phone number. Calls are returned after 5:00PM since the food pantry director is not at home during the day.
    6. If you do not have a reservation do not show up at the food pantry, you will not be attended to.
    • Requirements

      • ID required
      • Appointments required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Tuesday

      1:00 pm–3:00 pm

    • This Friday

      1:00 pm–3:30 pm

    • Tue, April 30th (next week)

      1:00 pm–3:00 pm

    • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    • 1:00 pm–3:30 pm

      every week on Friday

    Map of St. Mary Star of The Sea

    Location

    14-19 New Haven Avenue

    Far Rockaway, NY 11691

    directions

    Contact

    (718) 327-1133

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    Financial assistance

    Jasa-Jewish Association for Services

    no ratings yet


    Info

    Serves Seniors 62 and above, $1.50 for every meal

    • Requirements

      • Seniors Only
      • Registration required

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • This Tuesday

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • This Wednesday

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 11:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of Jasa-Jewish Association for Services

    Location

    Beach 19th Street

    Far Rockaway, NY 11691

    directions

    Contact

    (718) 327-5759

    https://www.jasa.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    First Church of God

    4 minutes

    average wait time

    0.25 mi


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
    • Info

      • No requirements

    Schedule

    • Wed, May 1st (next week)

      Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Wed, May 15th (in 3 weeks)

      Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Wed, June 5th (in 2 months)

      Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Wednesday

    • Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 1st Wednesday

    Map of First Church of God

    Location

    14-25 Beach Channel Drive

    Far Rockaway, NY 11691

    directions

    Contact

    (718) 327-1114

    https://www.fcogny.org/calendar

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Jesus is Justice Mission

    2 hours 27 minutes

    average wait time

    0.75 mi


    Info

    • You are required to arrive and ensure your cart is in line at around 6 am to make sure you receive food even though the food starts beeing distributed after 11 am. This is because people start lining up that early.
    • Requirements

      • Must bring own bags/cart
      • Registration required
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Diapers upon availability
      • Offers job training/assistance
      • Emergency food available on an as-needed basis.
      • Clothing may be available

    Schedule

    • This Wednesday

      11:00 am–3:00 pm

    • Wed, May 1st (next week)

      11:00 am–3:00 pm

    • Wed, May 8th (in 2 weeks)

      11:00 am–3:00 pm

    • 11:00 am–3:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday

    Map of Jesus is Justice Mission

    Location

    2-23 B 28 Street

    Far Rockaway, NY 11691

    directions

    Contact

    (917) 566-1961

  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Far Rockaway accept appointments, some require it, and others allow walk-ins. Please review all details on the resource page to understand how you should prepare for your visit.

  16. What kind of food do they have?

    Food pantries offer grocery-style items such as canned food, fresh produce, and dry goods like pasta or rice that you can cook yourself. Soup kitchens offer ready-to-eat items like hot meals or sandwiches. All of these locations may have different options on different days, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  17. Do they have vegetables?

    Pantries may have different options at different times, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day. Most pantries in Far Rockaway do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  18. Do they have meat?

    Pantries may have different options on different days, so it’s hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  19. Any pantries open today?

    You can browse these pages for resources in Far Rockaway to see if any are open today. If you’ve signed up for personalized assistance through our text message helpline, please take a look at the links we’ve sent you! If none of the resources we’ve sent are open today, let us know and we can search for additional options in Far Rockaway.

  20. Where are you located?

    Because our work is mostly virtual, the Lemontree team works remotely, and we don’t have an office in Far Rockaway for in-person visits. You can always reach us by texting 90847 between 10am-6pm, every day of the week.