New York City free food pantries and charitable food banks.

Residents of New York City can receive free food, groceries, and meals from pantries as well as free soup kitchens. Centers are located in all the boroughs, including Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. Some examples of the assistance that can be provided include free emergency food boxes, perishable items, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and more. The pantries and soup kitchens near you are across the region, including in the Bronx and Staten Island. Each and every free food bank or pantry will do their best to help all that need support, with priority for seniors and children in New York City.

While the focus is on meeting nutritional needs, some of the pantries, churches as well as charities will offer other means of support. For example, many run special seasonal Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas assistance programs, and can provide free holiday meals or gifts. Some New York City centers offer senior programs, such as home delivered and congregate meals. Other support can include free baby formula, summer meals, and help in applying for programs such as SNAP food stamps or free personal hygiene as well as cleaning supplies. There is also groceries and free hot meals for newcomers to the city, including immigrants and refugees.

The food banks and pantries which may be near you may also be able to refer families to financial assistance programs as well, such as LIHEAP energy help, Medicaid, employment services, or emergency rental assistance. The staff from a charity will also help low income families as well as immigrants apply for SNAP food stamps and other government benefits. Most locations offer assistance in multiple languages too, including Spanish, for the diversity of NYC residents.

Each and every NYC non-profit center will do their best to help those that are less fortunate. Find a referral phone number at the bottom of the page for information on other emergency food pantries that may be near you.

Bethel AME Church
Main address is 215 Beach 77th Street
Arverne, New York 11692
Call 718-474-7712





Solid Rock SDA Church
52-05 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Arverne, NY 11692
Dial the food pantry at 718-327-3205
A local Meals on Wheels service for the homebound and disabled is offered too. the pantry may have cereal, meat, dairy, and other supplies.

Betel of America Inc.
26-02 4th Street
Astoria, NY 11102
718-545-1486 or call 917-573-7184
They serve immigrants, the poor, and needy in Queens. Free bags of groceries, hygiene supplies, paper goods and other items are offered.

New Spirit II, Inc.
Address is 162-04 South Road
Jamaica, NY 11433
Telephone - 718-291-4844
Offers emergency food. Will try not to turn anyone away. Other resources may be surplus government commodities, items such as clothing, and holiday assistance.





BronxWorks Heights Senior Center
200 West Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
Telephone number is 718-299-0301
Provides a bag of groceries to clients and seniors who are at-risk for hunger and/or malnutrition. The assistance program is available to current Meals on Wheel and other clients.

Queens North Family Center
23-40 Astoria Blvd
Astoria, NY 11102
Main Tele: 718-726-9790

Abraham House Inc.
Address is 342 Willis Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454
Call 646-431-7337

Additional food banks by borough

While some of the primary pantries across the entire NYC region are on this page, residents have additional selections available to them. For example, many churches or smaller charities also distribute free food or will serve a hot meal to anyone who needs it. They tend to be more focused to a small area and be open limited hours. Find a location near you.

Another option is to call the Hunger Hotline. This is a service available throughout the city. The call and information provided to residents is free, and staff at the coalition that offer this service can provide referrals to soup kitchens, food pantries in every neighborhood, and more. They even have details on all of the federal and state benefits, such as SNAP, available to New York City families. Read more New York City Hunger Hotline.

Benedict Avenue Community Food Pantry
Address is 2044 Benedict Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Call 718-518-1460




Bread of Life Mission
2176 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10457
A soup kitchen for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is on site.

Mid-Bronx Food Pantry
Address of center is 1125 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452
Call 718-410-6735
Emergency boxes of groceries may be offered on a limited basis. Canned goods, perishable food items, breads, and more are distributed.

Christ Apostolic Church WOSEM
Main address is 442 East 183rd Street
Bronx, NY 10458
Dial 516-330-1146

Give Them To Eat
800 East 156th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
Call 718-993-8961

Grand Concourse SDA Church, Inc.
1275 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452
Phone number is 718-681-2232

Immaculate Conception Church
Address is 754 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx, New York 10467
Call 718-653-2200
Volunteers and others from the church provide free food, breads, meals, and more. Some specialty items may include vouchers for groceries, clothing, or summer meals for children.

Momentum Project Inc. @ COGOP
85 East 165th Street
Bronx, NY 10452
Runs a soup kitchen.

Salvation Army Food Pantries and Family Stores
There are several around NYC and they are in all boroughs. Each has a soup kitchen for the homeless, a client choice food pantry that gives out canned or fresh groceries, clothing, and more. They also tend to give free Thanksgiving meals/turkeys, feed the low income at Christmas, and give other assistance. More on Salvation Army in New York City.

Shout For Joy Baptist Church
253 Soundview Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473
Call - 347-400-0409

Spanish Soundview SDA
Main address is 1822 Lacombe Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473
Telephone number - 718-601-1420

St. Ann's Church of Morrisania
Address - 295 St. Ann's Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454
Main number is 718-585-5632
Serves hot meals to the low income, needy, and homeless from the soup kitchen.

St. Augustine Food Pantry
1180 Fulton Ave.
Bronx, NY 10456
Tel: 718-893-0072

United Bronx Parents, Inc.
Location is 966 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
Contact: Christian Estrada
Phone - 718-991-7100

St. Peter's Episcopal Love Kitchen
2500 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461





Transfiguration Lutheran Church
763 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
Dial 718-861-0224
Volunteers and people from the parish distribute groceries, food, and meals to the low income and needy. May have Easter or Thanksgiving meal baskets.

Way Out Church Ministries Inc.
518 East 148th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
Telephone number is 718-665-8069

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church
1682 Morris Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457

Part of the Solution food pantry
2759 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458
Free food pantry, groceries, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals are offered for the low income. May have vouchers for clothing and case management services too.

River Watch Inc.
Main locations is 1600 Sedgewick Avenue Suite 1
Bronx, New York 10453
Call 646-359-9126

Act of Faith Ministries
141 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone number 718-596-8950
Call for hours of free food distribution services.

Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Main address is 545 60th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Call 718-492-9200

Bethesda Memorial Baptist Church
49 Cornelia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11221
A charity soup kitchen is offered.

Calvary Free Will Baptist Church
1520-30 Herkimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Main number is 718-485-4923

CCNS-Brooklyn West Family Center
191 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Provides limited emergency non-perishable food through a free food pantry.

Church of the Holy Spirit
1712 45th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Tel: 718-722-6001
Offers food, groceries and maybe clothing to anyone in need.

Crossover Baptist Church Community Outreach Help Center.
358 Kosciusko Street
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Tel: 718-452-4653

Cuyler Warren United Methodist Church
Location 450 Warren Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone - 718-875-8502
Food and clothing closet assistance for those in need of help in NYC area.

Fort Greene Hugh Gilroy Senior Center
447 Kingsborough 4th Walk 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Tel: 718-756-8400
Groceries are distributed to families. Elderly or disabled people are eligible, and crisis situations prioritized.




Isaiah's Temple of Mt. Hope
862 Glenmore Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Telephone - 718-850-1499
Emergency food assistance for those in need who live in designated service areas.

Middle Collegiate Church
50 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone - 212-477-0666

Kings Bay Y Senior Center
3643 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229
Food and clothing provided, including possible home delivered meals. Caregivers can be offered help as wheel. Get information about services such as Meals on Wheels, workshop and classes for seniors, and it may serve as a cooling station in the summer.

Make the Road New York
Address is 301 Grove Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Call 718-418-7690
The non-profit provides food and clothing. May also have a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Mission Assembly Pentecostal
Location is 118 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206

My Brother's Keepers Those Who Care, Inc.
1770 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210
Provides a free food pantry to people in need living in service area. Assistance is provided up to once every four months or so.

New Hope Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ
1838 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Main phone 646-626-1827

Our Lady of Mercy Church
Location - 680 Mother Gaston Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Tel: 718-346-3166

St. Augustine American Catholic Church
298 Schenectady Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Telephone number is 718-773-1338

St. John's Bread and Life Program
795 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Address - 718-574-0058
Offers food boxes, holiday meals, Thanksgiving baskets, and more. The non-profit may also provide clothing vouchers to be used for needed items.

St. Therese of Lisieux RC Church
Location is 4410 Avenue D
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Tel: 718-451-0683

The Salvation Army Bushwick
1151 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11221
Tel: 718-455-4102
A leading social service agency offers assistance with free food and clothing. Some limited financial support may be offered. Also get referrals for medical care, dental and eye care. Additional assistance includes programs such as Angel Tree.

The Salvation Army Sunset Park Corps
520 50th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Tel: 718-438-1771





Triumphant Full Gospel Assembly
889 Rutland Road
Brooklyn, New York 11203
Tel: 718-774-4696
Provides an emergency food pantry for nearby Brooklyn residents with low income. May offer a few day supply of food.

Vaad Hakol Crown Heights
1276 President Street
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Tel: 718-756-2203

Zichron Acheinu Levy Menachem Tzion
928 44th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Tel: 347-742-0552
The pantry may have Canned Meats including Tuna, Ham, Chicken, Boxed Pastas, rice, Peanut Butter, soup, and much more.

Queens Tabernacle Church
Address of food bank 114-03 Colfax Street
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
Dial 718-465-4448
Runs a food pantry to those in need.

Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities Inc.
107-20 Northern Blvd.
Corona, New York 11368

Mt. Olivet Gospel Church Food Pantry
33-27 97th Street
Corona, NY 11368
Tel: 718-478-0780

Park Avenue Synagogue
50 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128
Tel: 212-369-2600

Atonement Lutheran Church
Main address is 30-61 87th Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11369
Tel: 718-639-6074
Services include shelter, hot meals, linens, and hygiene items.

First Presbyterian Russell Sage
896 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Call 718-337-2202 for hours and information.

Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula
Address: 1525 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Catholic Charity churches of New YorkCity
The working poor, refugees, immigrants, and others can use their social services. Centers in Queens along with Brooklyn and Manhattan as well as other parts of the city give assistance. Free emergency boxes of food, baby formula for single moms, and other groceries are given. They also help clients apply for USDA commodities, Meals on wheels, and more. Continue with Catholic Charities assistance in NYC.

United Methodist Center in Far Rockaway
1032 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Tel: 718-327-8460
Provides food, meals, and blankets for people whose income meets certain poverty guidelines.

Flushing Jewish Community Council
4343 Bowne Street
Flushing, NY 11355
Tel: 718-463-0434

Macedonia AME Church
37-22 Union Street
Flushing, NY 11354
Call the church at 718-539-0024

Forest Hills Senior Center
108-25 62nd Drive
Forest Hills, New York 11375
The non-profit provides senior services, including lunch, games, and conversation. Get information on programs such as Medicate, and prescription assistance as well. Meals on Wheels in available from volunteers.




Beraca SDA Church
Main address - 91-19 191st Street
Hollis, NY 11423
Tel: 718-341-9494

Our Lady of Grace Ministry
Address: 158-10 101st Street
Howard Beach, New York 11414
Tel: 718-845-6635

The Salvation Army - Templo de Queens
86-07 35th Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Telephone 718-335-3693
The social service agency provides a food pantry, clothing closet, and case management services. Self-sufficiency is available, such as employment support. Provides information and referral to community services, assistance with paperwork completion, details on food assistance and SNAP stamps, LIHEAP, and other government aid.

161-21 Jamaica Avenue 6th Floor
Jamaica, NY 11433

Blanche Memorial
109-74 Supthin Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11435
Main number is 718-658-2458

Holy Ghost Upper Room Filing Station Ministry Inc.
146-17 133rd Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11436
Dial 718-529-2060

Morris Brown AME Church
145-03 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica, New York 11436
Call 718-598-7581

Rush Temple A.M.E. Zion Church
Address - 119-48 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
Tel: 917-226-4947

Theodora G. Jackson Adult Care
92-47 165th Street
Jamaica, NY 11433
Tel: 718-657-6570
Senior programs and resources for the elderly, including an onsite food pantry. Congregate and home delivered meals may also be arranged.

Richmond Hill SDA Community
114-08 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Offers help in the form of a food pantry and clothes closet for persons who live in region.

Salvation Army Ridgewood Citadel Corps
69-23 Cypress Hills Street
Ridgewood, New York 11385
Phone number 718-497-4356
Various financial assistance, social services, and other resources are available for the low income.

Black Forum of Coop City Inc.
177 Dreiser Loop Room# 20
Bronx, NY 10475
Call the food pantry at 718-320-8035

Los Redimidos Por La Sangre De Jesus
Address - 609 East 182nd Street
Bronx, NY 10457
Tel: 718-563-7585

Leviticus Church
114-12 Van Wyck Expressway
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
Dial 718-322-1095 for hours
The church caters or feeds low income people in the community in the area of clothing, nutrition and food. Due to economic situations and financial conditions, the center is also accepting other persons in regards to job loss and other economic hardships.




St. Luke's Baptist Church Food Pantry
133-28 232nd Street
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
Tel: 718-712-5427

Christ Is The Answer Full Gospel Ministry Inc.
198-17 Hollis Avenue
St. Albans, NY 11412
Tel: 718-749-8768

St. Alban's Deliverance Feeding Program
205-14 Hollis Avenue
St. Albans, NY 11412
Tel: 718-468-6060
There is an onsite food pantry for basic staples, such as breads, fruits and vegetables and frozen foods. Or call/stop by for information about applying for SNAP (Food Stamps) in New York.

Arrochar Friendship Club
85 Jerome Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305
Tel: 718-720-6110

Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
1466 Manor Road
Staten Island, NY 10314
Runs a food pantry. The center may also offer free hygiene products, perishables, baby food, formula, and diapers, when available. All items are provided based on resources, donations, and availability.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
42 Austin Place
Staten Island, NY 10304

Salvation Army/Port Richmond Corps Community Center
1295 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302
Tel: 212-337-7201
Provides emergency assistance with food, clothing, rental, electric bill payment assistance, and prescriptions as well as a soup kitchen.





All Nations Baptist Church of Woodhaven
86-74 80th Street
Woodhaven, NY 11421
Telephone number is 718-847-4229

Christian Cultural Center
1400 Linden Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Offers food to people of all religions and backgrounds.

Cornerstone Baptist Food Pantry
562-74 Madison Street
Brooklyn, New York 11221
Telephone - 718-789-0946

Haitian Evangelical Clergy
1488 New York Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Tel: 347-444-8661
Offers food pantry and clothing assistance. Food and clothing is based on availability, limited fresh perishables and frozen food may be available as well as emergency grocery boxes. Also has culturally sensitive holiday meals.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
Main address is 560 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11225
Provides grocery store vouchers and a food pantry which may be used to purchase fresh perishable items only.

Newman Memorial United Methodist Church
257 Macon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Tel: 718-622-7955
Serves hot meals from soup kitchen.

St. Cecilia's Gift of Love Food Pantry
23 Monitor Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tel: 718-866-7486

Garden of Prayer
1874 Washington Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
Tel: 718-294-3401
The free food bank also have free hygiene supplies. Or get cereal, spaghetti cultural meals including for Mexicans and other nationalities and more.

Shout For Joy Baptist Church
253 Soundview Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473
Main telephone - 347-400-0409
Has a free food pantry on site. Clothing closet helps with clothing for children, job interviews, women and men. Provides referrals to other non agencies in the New York City area as well.

The House of David Church
747-749 Hendrix Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Call 516-301-6306

Holy Tabernacle Church Inc.
3780 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
Tel: 347-603-7163

Trinity's Services and Food for the Homeless Inc.
602 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009
Main number is 212-228-5254

Rutgers Thursday Nighters
236 West 73rd Street
New York, NY 10023

New Brighton Church of God in Christ
386 Jersey Street
Staten Island, NY 10301
Tel: 347-626-4526

Faces NY Inc.
123 West 115th Street
New York, NY 10026

Good Shepherd Food Pantry
Location - 104 Cooper Street
New York, New York 10034
Provides non-perishable food items once a month to the low income and working poor. Families must first qualify through the social service office to receive support.

Father Creavins Food Pantry
276 West 151st Street
New York, NY 10039
Tel: 212-690-7555

Church of the Epiphany
1393 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Dial 212-737-2720

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
296 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Main phone number is 212-807-6799
Serves hot meals, lunches, and more.

New York City Rescue Mission
90 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212-226-6214
Runs a food pantry and clothing closet, with a focus on the homeless. Other services include shelter, job training, information on public assistance and more.





Part of the Solution
Address - 2759 Webster Avenue
Bronx, New York 10458
Main phone number is 718-220-4892
Administers a food pantry and clothing for adults and children.

Jackson Heights SDA
72-25 Woodside Avenue
Woodside, New York 11377
Tel: 718-424-4544
Basic staples, fruits and vegetables and frozen foods are offered from the food bank. Get information about applying for public assistance such as Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps) and more is also available.

Addiitonal free food assistance programs in New York City

The list above is only a sampling of free food pantries and as well as soup kitchens near you. There are many other hunger prevention programs as well. There is SNAP food stamps, Meals on Wheels for seniors and the disabled, free meals for immigrants as well as the homeless and more. For additional locations of non-profit food banks in the New York City area, dial 212.566.7855.


By Jon McNamara

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