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Food Access and Programs

Food Pantries: Changes under COVID-19

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Summary

Many pantries are continuing to provide food assistance to all New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are no income, resource, or immigration criteria to access food pantries. Most pantries are pick-up only however, please call ahead to confirm pick-up times and whether delivery is at all possible.

City Harvest

Mobile Markets are maintaining their schedules and are continuing to distribute free, fresh produce and nutritious shelf-stable foods to families across the five boroughs. No delivery available. For information on times, locations, and eligibility, click here.

Also find restaurants providing free food on City Harvest’s site at https://www.cityharvest.org/food-map.

Food Bank for New York City

Many emergency food providers have temporarily suspended normal operations. Some sites have switched to “grab and go” meals and pantry bags to minimize the risk of exposure. For a local food pantry, go to https://www.foodbanknyc.org/get-help.

FoodHelp NYC Map

Food pantries and community kitchens are located throughout the five boroughs. If you need food immediately, for locations go to Food Map https://maps.nyc.gov/foodhelp/#map-page.

NeOn Nutrition Kitchen

Neighborhood food pantries are offering free groceries to anyone in the community. For locations and hours, visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/neon/programs/nutrition-kitchen.page.

Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides

Hunter College’s NYC Food Policy Center, food resource guides, https://www.nycfoodpolicy.org/coronavirus-nyc-food-reports.