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Brooklyn free food pantries.

The Brooklyn New York region is served by a number of free food banks, soup kitchens, and free emergency food pantries. Low income families, seniors, and others who are struggling can turn to these pantries near them for help. Another option is to receive meals from a soup kitchen in the city. Numerous non-profits, churches, and government programs (listed below) are focused on ensuring that people in the community do not go hungry. There is also a referral number at the bottom of the page for more free food or meal programs near you.

Most of the centers listed below will only help people who live in the immediate area of the pantry or soup kitchen. They will also have other requirements that need to be met by residents of Brooklyn, including they will often need proof of residence, identification, and hardship status. Many of the locations are only open certain days of the week and hours as well.

The food items and groceries provided by each pantry will vary, often based on season and what was donated at a certain time. Most pantries will distribute bags of groceries and may have more specialty items, such as baby formula or fresh fruits. The soup kitchens will also serve a hot meal, with some of the Brooklyn centers focused on meeting the needs of seniors, children, or students during the summer months.

Agape Social Services Ministry
Address is 929 Marcy Ave.
(718) 636-8500
A soup kitchen is open on Wednesday from noon until 2 pm. You need an ID.

Blessed Sacrament Church
198 Euclid Ave.
Cyprus Hills
Telephone - (718) 827-1200

Calvary Food Pantry
Location 151 Woodruff Ave., Flatbush
(718) 435-2731
Thursday, 11 am to 1 pm; need ID in order to get free food and groceries.




Calvary Free Will Baptist Church
1520-30 Herkimer St., East N.Y.
Telephone number is (718) 498-3767
The charity will have items such as canned goods, fresh fruits, vegetables, and may even serve meals.

Church of the Living God
Address: 212 Schenectady Ave.
Crown Heights, Brooklyn based pantry.
(718) 493-2821
The location only services people in the immediate region. A bag of groceries or a meal may be served. Special Christmas and Thanksgiving services are offered too.

Cornerstone Baptist Church
562-74 Madison St.
Call (718) 574-5900

Cuyler Warren U.M. Church
450 Warren St., downtown Brooklyn
Call (718) 875-8502

Holy Cross Church
2530 Church Ave in Flatbush, NY
Phone - (718) 469-5900

Love Fellowship Tabernacle
464 Liberty Ave
Serves East NY area of Brooklyn.
Call (718) 235-2266
Meals are served to the poor and low income, or really anyone who needs help, including the unemployed.





Make the Road
301 Grove St., Bushwick
(718) 418-7690

Mt. Moriah Church of God & Christ
Location is 1149 Eastern Parkway
Main phone number to call for intake is (718) 953-4364
Free groceries, fruits, baby supplies, formula, and more may be offered. A blanket or clothing can also be provided to the homeless and very low income.

Mt. Paran Baptist Church
1665 Broadway
Call (718) 443-8217

New Baptist Temple
360 Schermerhorn St.
The pantry helps residents in Downtown Brooklyn.
Telephone number - (718) 875-1858

Newman Memorial U.M. Church
257 Macon St., corner of Throop
Call for (718) 622-7955 for hours.
Only supports residents of the immediate area.

Open Door Church of God in Christ
Address of the pantry is 999 Greene Ave.
Bed Sty
(718) 455-3545
Bring your own bags to the pantry for support.

Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Ministry
Address: 2322 E. 4th St., Gravesend
(718) 375-0668

Our Lady of Mercy
680 Mother Gaston Blvd. in Brownsville
Telephone number is (718) 346-3166

Our Lady of Refuge R.C. Church
2020 Foster Ave.
Call (718) 434-2090
Emergency boxes of food and other goods may be provided to the low income and homeless. The contents of each box will vary based on donations and available resources.

St. Christopher Otilie, Bethany House #1
164 Suydam St.
Dial (718) 574-6300





St. John the Baptist R.C. Church
Location is 75 Lewis Ave.
Call (718) 455-6864
May serve holiday meals or assistance too.

St. John’s Bread & Life Program
75 Lewis Ave. at Hart St.
(718) 574-0058 x10
The pantry will service Brooklyn residents only. They also need to bring an ID as well as proof of income and details on family size.

Salvation Army
The nations and regions leading non-profit agency. They offer social services and a food pantry at several different locations in the Brooklyn New York region. Clients will need a referral and to also make an appointment. In addition to free food and meals, the centers have other assistance too. This can include a clothing closet, free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, the Angel Tree program, and maybe even money to pay rent or energy bills. More on free food from NYC Salvation Army.
Bay Ridge Community Center, 252 86th St. (718) 238-2991
Bedford location is at 601 Lafayette Ave. in Brooklyn. Call (718) 622-0614
Brownsville Center, 280 Riverdale Ave., telephone (718) 345-7050
Bushwick Community Center, 1151 Bushwick Ave. (718) 455-4102
Sunset Park is served by an office at 520 50th St., phone number is (718) 438-1771

Stuyvesant Heights Christian Church
69 McDonough St.
Crown Heights
Telephone number is (718) 783-5383

Transfiguration Church/South Side Community Mission
280 Marcy Ave.
Williamsburg New York.
Dial (718) 388-8773

Triumphant Full Gospel Assembly
Location 889 Rutland Rd.
Telephone - (718) 774-4696
The non-profit charity may have groceries, hot meals and other aid for low income and poor residents in Brooklyn..

True Holy Church of God
2340 Atlantic Ave
Bed Sty-Brownsville-Bushwick-E. NY
Phone - (718) 385-0248

Urban Strategies Family Support
829 Saratoga Ave.
Call (718) 346-2539 for intake.

God's Battalion-Prayer Church
661 Linden Boulevard
(718) 774-5447
The charity runs a soup kitchen, food pantry, and provides other assistance. All applicants will be interviewed and given a day to come back.







Rugby Congregational Church
4901 Snyder Avenue
Call (718) 693-0891 for hours of the food bank.

Senior Citizens of East Flatbush
Address is 289 East 53rd Street
(718) 385-7100
The non-profit offers a Food Pantry for people age 60+. A hot meal may be served or even delivered to the homebound. Other activities are held for the elderly in the community too, such as referrals and information on free health care.

Shalom Senior Center
483 Albany Avenue
Phone - (718) 774-9213
Meals and other support is offered for older residents, including information on the senior employment program.

Fort Greene Food Pantry
Main address is 300 Vanderbilt Avenue
Dial (718) 638-7625

Unity Fellowship Church
230 Classon Avenue
Telephone - (718) 636-5646

Zion Shiloh Baptist Church
188 Clermont Avenue
Call (718 )-855-2250

All People's Church
182 Tompkins Avenue
(718) 782-3703
The non-profit charity organization and its volunteers are focused on helping the less fortunate. Both food in a crisis, items like diapers, or referrals and information may be distributed to members of the community.

Black Veterans for Social Justice
357 Marcus Garvey Boulevard
Telephone number is (718) 574-9661
Will provide help and guidance to people regardless of race.

Mission Assembly Pentecostal
118 Bushwick Avenue
Call (718) 782-9749

St. John's Bread & Life Program
75 Lewis Avenue
Larry Gile
(718) 574-0058 or (718) 455-6864
Mother and children under age 19 can use the free food pantry. Get baby supplies, diapers, and formula too. Or clothing for that matter.

St. Stephen Outreach
Address is 874 Myrtle Avenue
(718) 384-8854

Templo Pentecostal "el Shadai"
215 Manhattan Avenue
Call (718) 953-3660

Williamsburg Community Church of God
43 George Street
Phone number is (718) 386-8151
In order to get help, you need to sign in, register one week in advance unless emergency situation.

Calvary Free Will Baptist Church
Main address is 1520-30 Herkimer Street
Call (718) 498-3767

Door to Life Ministry
155 Jamaica Avenue
Call (718) 827-4754

Family Services Network of New York
1420 Bushwick Ave
Phone - (718) 455-6010

House of David Church
747-749 Hendrix Street
(718) 649-5982
The location has a Soup Kitchen and also a free Food Pantry on site.





Miller Avenue Senior Center
Main address is 453 New Lots Avenue
Phone number is (718) 498-9818

Mt. Olive House
285-277 Eldert Street
Telephone number is (718) 443-6010

Jewish Community Council of Canarsie
2306 Nostrand Avenue
Call (718) 677-3296 for hours and intake.
Regardless of religion, the organization may be able to help. Also apply for financial assistance for basic needs, such as housing or utilities.

Our Lady of Refuge R.C. Church
2020 Foster Avenue
Call (718) 434-2090

Act of Faith Evangelistic Church
71 Himrod Street
(917) 214-4245

Helping Hands Unlimited, Inc.
1137 Hancock Street
Call (718) 919-0591
Food Pantry ID. Will need to get a card which will allow once a month pickup.

Northside Senior Center
179 North 6th Street
Telephone number is (718) 387-2316

Spirit of Brotherhood
167 South 1st Street
Call (718) 218-8304
Will help people in the immediate zip code with nutritional needs.

Church of God of East Flatbush
409 East 95th Street
Main number - (718) 485-1379

Risen Christ Lutheran Church – Food pantry
Address is 250 Blake Avenue
Phone - (718) 498-3848

The Salvation Army Brownsville
280 Riverdale Avenue
Phone - (718) 345-7050
See above for some of the social services and emergency assistance offered by the Salvation Army, including food, clothing, financial aid, job training and general case management.

We Care Soup Kitchen
375 Bristol Street
Phone - (718) 495-6772

Albany Senior Center
196 Albany Avenue
(718) 773-3848
Programs for the elderly, their spouses, and the homebound may be offered. Including information on resources for seniors that are available in Brooklyn. Also may serve meals, lunches, and pass out boxes of food.

Berean Baptist Church
1641 Bergen Street
Phone - (718) 778-5797

Church of the Living God
212 Schenectady Avenue
(718) 493-2821

St. Matthew's RC Church
1351 Lincoln Place
Telephone - (718) 774-6747

The First Mary Magdaline Temple
Main location is 202 Albany Avenue
Dial (718) 953-3048
There is a food pantry on site with rice, breads, frozen foods and more.

Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations
Main address - 8635 21st Street
(718) 333-1834
Will support people regardless of age, religion, or gender.

Agape Social Service Ministry
929 Marcy Avenue
ours can be obtained by calling - (718) 636-8500

All People's Church of Apostles
422 Gates Avenue
(718) 387-0675

Called to Serve God Urban Ministry
91 1/2 Utica Avenue
Dial - (718) 778-9166
Bring proof of address, identification and more.

Emmanuel Pentecostal Church of Love
549 Gates Avenue
Phone - (718) 498-8026

Greater Unified Freewill Baptist
66 Rogers Avenue
(718) 773-2854
Food Pantry is open for walk ins. Emergency referral at other times.

Newman Memorial United Methodist
257 Macon Street
(718) 622-7955

Siloam Presbyterian Church Food pantry
260 Jefferson Avenue
Phone - (718) 789-7050

Tabernacle Church of God
Location: 264 Lexington Avenue
Telephone: (718) 857-7299
A feeding site/soup kitchen and food bank are available.





Baptist Temple
360 Schermerhorn Street
Telephone: (718) 875-1858

11217 Chips-Park Slope Christian Help
200 4th Avenue
(718) 237-2962

Cuyler Warren U.M. Church
450 Warren Street
Dial: (718) 875-8502

Hanson Place Sda
150 South Portland Avenue
Call (718) 399-7513
What is offered here is a senior center, Soup Kitchen, and Food Pantry.

Hanson Place United Methodest Church
144 St. Felix Street
Main number is (718) 783-0908

Imani House, Inc.
76a Fifth Avenue
(718) 638-2059
Get help from the non-profit charity, such as food, groceries, holiday assistance and more.

South Brooklyn S.d.a. Church
Address is 42 Prospect Place
Phone - (718) 783-1662

The Salvation Army Citadel
321 Ashland Place
(718) 638-2844
Emergency financial aid and a pantry are on site. Or get assistance in applying for summer meals. Other programs include school supplies and free Christmas resources for Brooklyn families.

Mission of Mercy
221 51st Street
Telephone number is (718) 492-5195

Our Lady of Angels Human Services
Address is 336 73rd Street
(718) 680-6344

The Salvation Army Sunset Park
Main address 520 50th Street
Call (718) 438-1771
A number of assistance programs and social services are administered.

Bethany House/St. Christopher
Location is 164 Suydam Street
(718) 574-6300

1221 Bridge Street Ame Church
277 Stuyvesant Avenue
Dial (718) 452-3936
Serves meals to those looking for a healthy place to eat and who can't afford food on their own.

Bushwick Community Council
1139 Bushwick Avenue
Call - (718) 529-3061

Bushwick Food Pantry
Phone number is 144 Bleecker Street
Call - (718) 443-5666
The food bank may have basic items. Or learn about household goods and personal hygiene support.

Cornerstone Baptist Church Gateway, (between Church and Luis Avenues)
Phone number is (718) 574-5900

Faith Outreach
623 Madison Street
(718) 453-5610

Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Address - 892-894 Putnam Avenue
Dial (718) 485-5595

Open Door Church of God
999 Greene Avenue
(718) 455-3545
Serves people from Brooklyn who live in the parish area and zip code. Boxes of fruits, vegetables, frozen foods, and groceries may be passed out, as funding and resources allow. Or get household goods and personal hygiene items.

Rescue Ministry, Inc.
Main pantry is at 116 Suydam Street
(718) 448-4454

South Road Tabernacle Outreach
753 Lexington Avenue
Call (718) 452-2626
Food Pantry Walk in. Emergencies require referral.

St. Philip's Christian Church
Address - 765 Lafayette Avenue
Telephone number for intake is - (718) 573-0259

The Salvation Army Bushwick
1151 Bushwick Avenue
Call (718) 455-4102 the corps center.
A food pantry and soup kitchen are on site. Please donate if you can. Or use the thrift store. Case managers can help people apply for housing or rental assistance too.

Universal Baptist Church
742 Jefferson Avenue
(718) 453-5795

Coney Island Youth Development, Inc.
Location is 2866 West 17th Street
Phone - (718) 265-4442

Haber House Senior Center
3024 West 24th Street
Call (718) 372-5775

Punch and Kick Drugs Out U.S.A.
Address is 2930 West 19th Street
Call - (718) 996-2453

Salt and Sea Mission
1530 Mermaid Avenue, 2nd Floor
Dial (718) 372-3576
Fresh foods and boxed goods are offered.

The Homeless & Needy Volunteer
2960 West 24th Street
Phone - (718) 946-6023

Horeb Sda Church
Main address is 520 Kingston Avenue
(718) 778-7373

Jesus of Nazareth Christian
455 Rogers Avenue
Telephone number is (718) 773-1960

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
560 Rogers Avenue
Dial (718) 856-1300
The charity has information on other New York City Human Services too.





Allen Memorial AME Church
944 Rogers Avenue
Call (718) 282-7860

Church of God Faith in Christ
1238 Flatbush Avenue
(718) 703-9397
Call about meal programs, including Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas baskets.

Flatbush Reformed Church
2103 Kenmore Terrace
Call (718) 284-5140 for intake to the food bank.

Holy Cross Church Food Pantry
Address is 2530 Church Avenue
(718) 469-5900

John Wesley United Methodist Church
260 Quincy Street
(718) 424-9873

St. Augustine's RC Church
116 6th Avenue
Phone - (718) 783-3132
Hot meals and groceries may be passed out.

Kings Bay "Y" Senior Citizen Center
Address is 3679 Nostrand Avenue
(718) 648-2053
On Monday to Friday Lunch is served. The non-profit center helps people age 60 and over.

Calvary Baptist Church of Red Hook
Address: 773 Hicks Street
Call (718) 522-5159 for hours.

Church of God
836 Classon Avenue
Telephone - (718) 230-8277

Movement of Pentecostal
90-92 Summit Street
Call (718) 237-0432
Food and more is offered, including referrals.

Chance for Children
2097 Fulton Street, Suite 200
Dial (718) 240-9494

1233 Faith Based Food Distribution
Main address is 121 Chauncey Street
(718) 771-8061

11233 Glover Memorial Soup Kitchen
2134 Dean Street
Dial (718) 342-8588

Greater Mt. Zion Church
1903 Fulton Street
Call the pantry at (718) 782-7427

Holy House of Prayer
1768 St. John's Place
Food boxes are distributed to women with children and the poor in the neighborhood. Call for hours. ID may be needed.

King Emmanuel Community Services
340-44 Malcolm X Boulevard
(718) 773-1650
Get information on New York state and federal programs such as food stamps. Or receive breads, rice, and other non-perishable goods.

Neighbors Together
160 Boyland Street
Phone - (718) 498-7256

Our Lady of the Presentation
Main address is 1677 St. Marks Avenue
(718) 345-2604

St. Johns Ame Church
664-66 Halsey Street
Tele - (718) 574-8202
Call for hours on when the soup kitchen is open.

St. Mark's Church of Christ
439 Ralph Avenue
(718) 467-3719 or (718) 468-8643

St. Philip's Episcopal Church
265 Decatur Street
Phone - (718) 778-8700
Canned goods, clothing, bags of food, and more are passed out. Please donate to the pantry if you can.

Temple of Praise
2180 Dean Street
(718) 342-6544

Union Baptist Church
461 Decatur Street
Call (718) 455-0204 for hours of distribution.

Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ, Inc.
187 East 38th Street
Phone - (718) 217-1328

Jasa Brighton Manhattan Beach
Main address is 60 West End Avenue
(718) 646-1881
People who live by the water/beach in Brooklyn can get help from the non-profit.

Jasa Bay view Senior Center
9502 Seaview Avenue
Phone - (718) 251-3700
Home delivered meals and a hot lunch or dinner may be served. A small donation is appreciated.

Jasa East Flatbush Senior Center
Main address is 650 Remsen Avenue
Phone - (718) 345-0222

Central Baptist Community Outreach
The food distribution center is at 260 Knickerbocker Avenue
Call (718) 381-2055

Church Power of God
266 Himord Street
(718) 827-4750
The pantry/soup kitchen is only open one day per week. However 24 hour emergency services are available by referral.

Temple El Divino Salvador
1485 Gates Avenue
(718) 628-6265

Beulah Church of the Nazarene
650-656 Washington Avenue
(718) 857-5698

Child Development Support Corp
352-358 Classon Avenue
Phone - (718) 398-2050
Snacks and summer meals for students may be served. This is in lieu of free lunches and breakfasts that many schools serve.





St. Teresa of Avila Human Services
525 St. John's Place
(718) 622-6500
Call the charity for information on food assistance programs, surplus government commodities, and public aid such as WIC.

Teen Challenge, Inc.
Main address is 444 Clinton Avenue
Call (718) 789-1414
May have meal and snacks for students in this section of Brooklyn.

Jasa Starret City Senior Citizen
1540 Van Siclen Avenue
Phone number is (718) 642-1010

Jewish Community Council of Canarsie
Location is 1170 Pennsylvania Avenue
Phone number is (718) 495-6210

Mitchell Village Adult Center
69-10 75th Street
(718) 894-3441

Majority Baptist Church
115-21 Farmers Boulevard
Call (718) 528-6690
Volunteers and staff from the church can provide a meal, food, personal hygiene items, or maybe even some clothing.

Isaiah's Temple of Mt. Hope
Address is 862 Glenmore Avenue
(718) 850-1499

Godian Fellowship
106-03 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Telephone number - (718) 523-7309
Low income people from the neighborhood and region can receive free food and other support. Receive groceries, referrals, and other social services.

Find more free food programs in Brooklyn New York

There are many other free food pantries in the Brooklyn borough that may be near you. There are also government programs including SNAP food stamps, WIC vouchers, free school lunches and breakfasts, and other resources. For more information or referrals to free food banks or pantries, or hunger prevention, call 212.566.7855.

By Jon McNamara

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