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Find Free Food In ManhattanLemontree 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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    SNAP/EBT

    Public Health Solutions

    18 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    Their counselors will help you find out if you qualify for SNAP, gather required documents, and submit your application. They will also provide referrals to other programs you may need, like WIC and health insurance.

    Call to get started with SNAP enrollment over the phone. You may have to leave a voicemail, but someone will call you back within 48 hours. Find the number for your borough below:

    • Bronx and Manhattan: 646-584-1553
    • Brooklyn: 646-819-2451 For Spanish: Jose 646-793-0841/ Rosemary 646-399-4822 (For Kings County Hospital SNAP services, call 646-771-5620)
    • Queens: 646-942-2431
    • Staten Island: 929-270-2181

    You can also fill out their request form online, and someone will get back to you: https://www.healthsolutions.org/find-services/

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      8:30 am–4:00 pm

    • Next Monday

      8:30 am–4:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      8:30 am–4:00 pm

    • 8:30 am–4:00 pm

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

    Map of Public Health Solutions

    Location

    40 Worth Street

    New York, NY 10013

    directions
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    SNAP/EBT

    Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) Benefits Hotline

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    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

    • Next Monday

      10:00 am–2:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      9:00 am–4:00 pm

      • Walk-ins accepted
    • Next Wednesday

      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)

    NahYah Ministries

    47 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    • Only people with appointments are served before 12 noon.
    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • ID required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clients can visit: Once a month

    Schedule

    • Next Wednesday

      10:30 am–6:00 pm

      • Register on PLENTIFUL app
      • Appointments required
    • Wed, June 5th (in 2 weeks)

      10:30 am–6:00 pm

      • Register on PLENTIFUL app
      • Appointments required
    • Wed, June 12th (in 3 weeks)

      10:30 am–6:00 pm

      • Register on PLENTIFUL app
      • Appointments required
    • 10:30 am–6:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday

    Map of NahYah Ministries

    Location

    431 7th Avenue

    New York, NY 10001

    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 Manhattan.

  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)

    St. Clement's Food Pantry

    38 minutes

    average wait time


    Info

    • St. Clement's Food Pantry is a pick-up and go bag of groceries
    • . The bags are packed by volunteers and given out to registered clients.
    • When clients register they need to give a name but no address, and the number of people in the family. Bags are packed for family of one, two, three, then they are called to pick up the food.
    • Tghe address is 423 W. 46th Street, between 9th and 10th Ave.
    • Requirements

      • ID required
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Fri, May 31st (next week)

      1:00 pm–5:00 pm

    • Sat, June 1st (next week)

      8:30 am–11:30 am

    • Fri, June 14th (in 3 weeks)

      1:00 pm–5:00 pm

    • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

      every 2 weeks on Friday

    • 8:30 am–11:30 am

      every 2 weeks on Saturday

    Map of St. Clement's Food Pantry

    Location

    423 West 46th Street

    New York, NY 10036

    directions

    Contact

    (212) 246-7277

    www.stclementsnyc.org

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    International Pentecostal Church food bank

    57 minutes

    average wait time


    • Requirements

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

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      9:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      9:00 am–5:00 pm

    • Next Friday

      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)

    Catholic Charities Washington Heights Food Pantry

    42 minutes

    average wait time


    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

    • Next Thursday

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Thu, June 6th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Thu, June 13th (in 3 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
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. Charles Borromeo

    53 minutes

    average wait time


    • Requirements

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

      • Free Groceries
    • Info

      • Client can visit: Once a week

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–10:30 am

    • Sat, June 1st (next week)

      9:00 am–10:30 am

    • Sat, June 8th (in 2 weeks)

      9:00 am–10:30 am

    • 9:00 am–10:30 am

      every week on Saturday

    Map of St. Charles Borromeo

    Location

    211 West 141st Street

    New York, NY 10030

    directions

    Contact

    (212) 281-2100

    http://scbrchurch.org/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    City Harvest Mobile Market - The Washington Heights/Inwood Mobile Market- Dyckman

    1 hour 8 minutes

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    • Requirements

      • Proof of address required
      • ID required
      • Must bring own bags/cart
      • Eligible if you are a resident of the Dyckman Houses or Participate in programs a the Dyckman Senior Center
      • 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

    • Tomorrow

      9:30 am–11:03 am

    • Wed, June 12th (in 3 weeks)

      9:30 am–11:30 am

    • Sat, June 22nd (in 4 weeks)

      9:30 am–11:03 am

    • 9:30 am–11:30 am

      every month on the 2nd Wednesday

    • 9:30 am–11:03 am

      every month on the 4th Saturday

    Map of City Harvest Mobile Market  - The Washington Heights/Inwood Mobile Market- Dyckman

    Location

    175 Nagle Avenue

    New York , NY 10034

    directions

    Contact

    (866) 444-0244

    www.cityharvest.org

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Family Integration Ministry Food Pantry

    49 minutes

    average wait time


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Diapers upon availability
    • Info

      • Open on holidays

    Schedule

    • Next Thursday

      8:00 am–11:00 am

    • Thu, June 6th (in 2 weeks)

      8:00 am–11:00 am

    • Thu, June 13th (in 3 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

  14. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Manhattan 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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 Manhattan do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  17. 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.

  18. 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 Manhattan that’s open today: Public Health Solutions, International Pentecostal Church food bank

  19. Where are you located?

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