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Find Free Food In MelroseLemontree 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)

    THE SALVATION ARMY BRONX CITADEL

    8 minutes

    average wait time

    0.19 mi


    Info

    For food pantry: clients are required to bring picture ID with address and proof of address like utility bills or proof of lease

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Monday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      Food pantry (groceries): 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      • Bring ID and proof of residence
      • Requires 2 different proof of address that matches ID
    • Next Wednesday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Food pantry (groceries): 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Location

    425 East 159th Street

    Melrose, NY 10451

    directions

    Contact

    (718) 665-8472

    http://salvationarmyny.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Morrisania Revitalization Corp In.

    28 minutes

    average wait time

    0.19 mi


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Monday

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Next Wednesday

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Next Friday

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Location

    576 East 165th Street

    Morrisania, NY 10456

    directions

    Contact

    (718) 589-7858

    https://mrcbx.org

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Momentum Project, Boom! Health, Wellness - Food Pantry

    27 minutes

    average wait time

    0.17 mi


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Monday

      Food pantry (groceries): 11:00 am–12:30 pm

    • Next Wednesday

      Food pantry (groceries): 11:00 am–12:30 pm

    • Next Thursday

      Food pantry (groceries): 11:00 am–12:30 pm

    • Food pantry (groceries): 11:00 am–12:30 pm

      every week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

    Location

    3144 3rd Ave

    New York, NY 10451

    directions

    Contact

    (718) 292-7718

    https://www.boomhealth.org/

  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 Melrose.

  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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    Grocery delivery

    Manna of Life Ministries, Inc.

    43 minutes

    average wait time


    Schedule

    • Today

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 8:00 am–11:00 am

      • Open to all
    • Today

      Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–11:00 am

      • Call in advance for services
      • Emergency food available. Call to inquire.
      • Appointments required
    • Next Wednesday

      Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–11:00 am

      • Call in advance for services
      • Emergency food available. Call to inquire.
      • Appointments required
    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 8:00 am–11:00 am

      every week on Saturday

    • Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–11:00 am

      every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

    Location

    1101 Boston Road

    Morrisania, NY 10456

    directions

    Contact

    (347) 577-5788

    http://mannaoflife.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    New Covenant CDC Pantry

    33 minutes

    average wait time

    0.46 mi


    Info

    • Walkins are accepted but you will be required to wait until everyone who made an appointment via plentiful is served and therefore might miss out on some food.
    • Appoinments are made via plentiful.
      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Next Thursday

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      2:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

    Location

    1175 Boston Road

    Bronx, NY 10456

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Inspirational Gospel Assembly

    52 minutes

    average wait time

    0.48 mi


    Info

    Starts handing out tickets from 6am-7am

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Sat, March 9th (next week)

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Sat, March 16th (in 2 weeks)

      11:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 11:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Saturday

    Location

    1211 Brook Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10456

    directions

    Contact

    (718) 640-7800

    https://www.igaonline.org

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Word of Life International, Inc

    1 hour 11 minutes

    average wait time

    0.52 mi


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      11:00 am

    • Next Thursday

      11:00 am

      • Seniors Only
    • Sat, March 9th (next week)

      11:00 am

    • 11:00 am–

      every week on Thursday

    • 11:00 am–

      every week on Saturday

    Location

    830 Union Ave

    Bronx, NY 10459

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Thessalonia Baptist Church

    2 hours

    average wait time

    0.62 mi


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      10:00 am–12:00 am

      • Numbers are given out at 8:30am
    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 am

      • Numbers are given out at 8:30am
    • Tue, March 19th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 am

      • Numbers are given out at 8:30am
    • 10:00 am–12:00 am

      every week on Tuesday

    Location

    951 Rev James A Polite Avenue

    Bronx, NY 10459

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Bronx Center Food Pantry

    35 minutes

    average wait time

    0.56 mi


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Wednesday

      11:00 am–3:00 pm

    • Next Thursday

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Next Friday

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Friday, Thursday

    • 11:00 am–3:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday

    Location

    402 East 152nd Street

    Bronx , NY 10455

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Redeemed Christian Church of God

    43 minutes

    average wait time

    0.46 mi


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      11:00 am–2:00 pm

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      11:00 am–2:00 pm

    • Tue, March 19th (in 3 weeks)

      11:00 am–2:00 pm

    • 11:00 am–2:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    Location

    1001 Morris Ave

    New York, NY 10456

    directions

    Contact

    (718) 293-8996

    http://rccg.org

  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Melrose 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 Melrose 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 Melrose that’s open today: Manna of Life Ministries, Inc., Inspirational Gospel Assembly, Word of Life International, Inc

  20. Where are you located?

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