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Find Free Food In New York CityLemontree 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)

    Commonpoint Queens, The Hub

    2329 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      10:00 am–6:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      10:00 am–6:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–6:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    • 10:00 am–3:00 pm

      every week on Friday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Make the Road NY (Queens)

    1635 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      7:30 am–11:10 am

    • Wed, February 8th (next week)

      7:30 am–11:10 am

    • 7:30 am–11:10 am

      every week on Wednesday

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    SNAP/EBT

    Public Health Solutions

    1159 referrals


    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/

  4. 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.

  5. 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 New York City.

  6. 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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    SNAP/EBT

    Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) Benefits Hotline

    1093 referrals


    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/.

    For help with SNAP, call their Benefits Hotline at 929-415-8970 on Mondays, 9am-1pm, or email Dale Reyes at dalereyes@nmic.org. Please have ID & proof of income on hand, but it's not required.

    Schedule

    • Next Monday

      9:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Mon, February 13th (in 2 weeks)

      9:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Monday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Elmcor Youth and Adult Services Inc.

    1056 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      10:00 am–3:00 pm

    • This Friday

      10:00 am–3:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–3:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday, Friday

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    SNAP/EBT

    Catholic Charities South Bronx Center

    949 referrals


    Schedule

    • Today

      9:00 am–4:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–4:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–4:00 pm

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

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    Grocery delivery

    9 Million Reasons

    830 referrals


    Schedule

    • Today

      9:00 am–3:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–3:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Saturday

    • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Mount Olivet Gospel Church - Food Pantry

    829 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      5:30 pm–6:30 pm

    • Wed, February 8th (next week)

      5:30 pm–6:30 pm

    • 5:30 pm–6:30 pm

      every week on Wednesday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    BronxWorks Morris Older Adult Center

    820 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      9:00 am–3:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–3:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. Mark AME Church/VOH Food Pantry

    784 referrals


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Today

      12:00 pm–2:45 pm

    • Tue, February 7th (next week)

      12:00 pm–2:45 pm

    • 12:00 pm–2:45 pm

      every week on Tuesday

  14. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in New York City 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 New York City 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 New York City that’s open today: Commonpoint Queens, The Hub, Catholic Charities South Bronx Center, 9 Million Reasons, BronxWorks Morris Older Adult Center , St. Mark AME Church/VOH Food Pantry

  19. Where are you located?

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