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Find Free Food In Fort LeeLemontree 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)

    St Michael Church

    5 minutes

    average wait time

    1.38 mi


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–11:00 am

    • Fri, May 3rd (next week)

      9:00 am–11:00 am

    • Fri, May 10th (in 2 weeks)

      9:00 am–11:00 am

    • 9:00 am–11:00 am

      every week on Friday

    Map of St Michael Church

    Location

    19 East Central Boulevard

    Koreatown, NJ 07650

    directions

    Contact

    (201) 944-1061

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    El Nido de Esperanza, Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Pantry

    13 minutes

    average wait time

    1.67 mi


    Info

    Available only to members who take their parenting class and only accepting families in Washington heights. We are only accepting women who are pregnant and due in October, November and December 2023. Register online: https://nidodeesperanza.my.site.com/refer/s/ and a social worker will call you to schedule and appointment.

    • Requirements

      • Zip code restrictions
      • Call in advance for services
      • Registration required
      • Appointments required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Diapers available (must bring birth certificate)
      • Clothing may be available

    Schedule

    • Next Wednesday

      11:30 am–5:00 pm

    • Tue, May 7th (in 2 weeks)

      11:30 am–5:00 pm

    • Wed, May 22nd (in 4 weeks)

      11:30 am–5:00 pm

    • 11:30 am–5:00 pm

      every month on the 1st Tuesday

    • 11:30 am–5:00 pm

      every month on the 1st Wednesday

    • 11:30 am–5:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Wednesday

    • 11:30 am–5:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Tuesday

    Map of El Nido de Esperanza, Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Pantry

    Location

    4111 Broadway

    New York, NY 10033

    directions

    Contact

    (646) 368-1117

    https://nidodeesperanzanyc.org

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Catholic Charities Washington Heights Food Pantry

    44 minutes

    average wait time

    1.84 mi


    Info

    • Line starts forming at around 8:30 please be sure to arrive early.
    • Requirements

      • ID required
      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Thu, May 2nd (next week)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Thu, May 9th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

    Map of Catholic Charities Washington Heights Food Pantry

    Location

    665 West 182nd Street

    New York, NY 10033

    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 Fort Lee.

  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)

    Met Council - Jewish Community of Washington Heights & Inwood

    10 minutes

    average wait time

    1.88 mi


    Info

    Only serving neighbourhood

    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • ID required
      • Call in advance for services
      • Appointments required
      • Pre-registration required by phone
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clients can visit: Once a month
      • Kosher food available

    Schedule

    • Next Wednesday

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Wed, May 8th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Wed, May 15th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every month on the 1st Wednesday

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Wednesday

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Wednesday

    Map of Met Council - Jewish Community of Washington Heights & Inwood

    Location

    121 Bennett Ave

    11A

    New York, NY 10033

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Family Integration Ministry Food Pantry

    49 minutes

    average wait time

    1.98 mi


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Diapers upon availability
    • Info

      • Open on holidays

    Schedule

    • Today

      8:00 am–11:00 am

    • Thu, May 2nd (next week)

      8:00 am–11:00 am

    • Thu, May 9th (in 2 weeks)

      8:00 am–11:00 am

    • 8:00 am–11:00 am

      every week on Thursday

    Map of Family Integration Ministry Food Pantry

    Location

    1875Amsterdam Ave

    1er. Foor

    New York, NY 10031

    directions

    Contact

    (347) 459-4445

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    International Pentecostal Church food bank

    1 hour 1 minute

    average wait time

    1.83 mi


    • Requirements

      • Must bring own bags/cart
      • Food pantry: Needs to fill out a form
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      9:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Fri, May 3rd (next week)

      9:00 am–5:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–5:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Friday

    Map of International Pentecostal Church food bank

    Location

    619 W 179th St

    New York, NY 10033

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    City Harvest Mobile Market -Prince Hall Mobile Market

    56 minutes

    average wait time

    2.03 mi


    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • ID required
      • Must bring own bags/cart
      • Must be a member of Prince Masonic Temple or Community League of the Heights or resident of 10032 & 10031
      • Requirements/schedule may change in June
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
    • Info

      • Will reschedule in case of holiday closures
      • Recommended to arrive before 10am; people begin lining up at 7am

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      9:30 am–11:30 am

    • Thu, May 9th (in 2 weeks)

      9:30 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, May 25th (in 4 weeks)

      9:30 am–11:30 am

    • 9:30 am–11:30 am

      every month on the 2nd Thursday

    • 9:30 am–11:30 am

      every month on the 4th Saturday

    Map of City Harvest Mobile Market -Prince Hall Mobile Market

    Location

    454 W 155th St

    New York, NY 10032

    directions
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    SNAP/EBT

    Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) Benefits Hotline

    average user rating


    Info

    NMIC’s benefits team can help you with more than 40 different public benefits, including SNAP, housing issues, and more. Open hours vary depending on benefits requested, so check website for details: https://www.nmic.org/covid-19-services/.

    Call our Benefits Hotline (929) 415 – 8745 on Mondays from 10 AM – 2 PM, or email Dale Reyes at dalereyes@nmic.org with any questions.

    Schedule

    • Today

      9:00 am–4:00 pm

      • Walk-ins accepted
    • Next Monday

      10:00 am–2:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      9:00 am–4:00 pm

      • Walk-ins accepted
    • 10:00 am–2:00 pm

      every week on Monday

    • 9:00 am–4:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    Map of Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) Benefits Hotline

    Location

    45 Wadsworth Avenue

    New York, NY 10033

    directions

    Contact

    (929) 415-8745

    https://www.nmic.org/benefits/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    New York City Love Kitchen - Pop-Up Pantry

    21 minutes

    average wait time

    1.78 mi


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Sat, May 4th (next week)

      10:00 am

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Sat, June 1st (in 2 months)

      10:00 am

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Sat, July 6th (in 3 months)

      10:00 am

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • 10:00 am–

      every month on the 1st Saturday

    Map of New York City Love Kitchen - Pop-Up Pantry

    Location

    West 181st Street

    New York, NY 10033

    directions

    Contact

    (470) 838-9292

    https://www.nyclovekitchen.com

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Epiphany Community Food Pantry

    10 minutes

    average wait time

    1.74 mi


    Info

    Serves Bergen County

    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • ID required
      • Proof of household income required
      • Registration required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      10:00 am–12:00 am

    • Fri, May 3rd (next week)

      10:00 am–12:00 am

    • Fri, May 10th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 am

    • 10:00 am–12:00 am

      every week on Friday

    Map of Epiphany Community Food Pantry

    Location

    247 Knox Avenue

    Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

    directions

    Contact

    (201) 943-7320

  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Fort Lee 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 Fort Lee 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?

    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. Here’s a list of everything in Fort Lee that’s open today: Catholic Charities Washington Heights Food Pantry , Family Integration Ministry Food Pantry, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) Benefits Hotline

  20. Where are you located?

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