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Free food pantries, groceries and pantries in Staten Island.

Find where and how to get free food near you, today, in Staten Island. Churches, charities, and government programs help feed families. Staten Island residents can receive short term assistance from food pantries in the region. Many of the centers are operated by non-profit agencies, churches, and other charity organizations. Families that meet qualifications can receive groceries, hot meals and food from the free food distribution centers in Staten Island near you, listed below. Staff provide them time to explore longer term solutions.

A number of services are offered. Also find details below as well as a phone number at the bottom of the page for more Hunger prevention programs. The food banks and pantries may distribute a wide range of goods to the low income. Depending on the center and what has been donated, it can include fresh fruits, vegetables, frozen foods, baby formula, and meals customized for senior citizens. There are often free personal hygiene stuff or household supplies as well as Meals on Wheels services.

The Staten Island centers will be open very limited hours and their resources are stretched thin. Some sites require appointments. So calling in advance may be worthwhile.  If a location can't meet the needs of you or your family then they may provide referrals to other nearby resources or to state of New York or federal government program.

Places for free food or meals in Staten Island

CCCS/St. Peters Church
53 Saint Marks Pl, Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone number is 718-727-2672
The location is only open on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Groceries, bags of food, and more may be provided, but the pantry is only open one day per week.

Christian Pentecostal Church
Primary location is 900 Richmond Road
Food distribution hours are Tuesday, Wednesday 7-7:30 p.m.
A second location is at 21-34 Richmond Terrace. Call 718-808-1840.

Council of Jewish Organizations of Staten Island
984 Post Avenue
The pantry will serve people in need regardless of religion. Fruits, vegetables, frozen foods, and more may be passed out. Call to make an appointment.




First United Christian Church
109 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10301
Telephone number is (718) 981-4828
Free groceries as well as holiday food boxes, including Christmas meals or Thanksgiving turkeys. There may be bread, milk, some baby formula, and other select items.

Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
Address of food bank is 1466 Manor Road
Staten Island, NY 10314
Telephone number: 718-475-5242 or (718) 475-5200
Hours of the non-profit is Tuesday and Friday 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lighthouse Tabernacle Ministry
27 Brienna Ct
Staten Island, NY 10309
Main number is (718) 967-4698
Some of what may be provided include groceries, Thanksgiving turkeys, holiday meals, and boxes of food to Staten Island residents.

New Direction Services, Inc.
1027 Post Avenue
Call the pantry at 718-447-3786 for information on services.

Catholic Charities of NYC and Staten Island
they have multiple churches around the city and island. Free food, hot meals, clothes, and other social services are offered on Staten Island. They help feed the homeless, people with no money and others. More on Catholic Charities NYC food assistance programs.

Oasis Life Center
539 Greeley Ave
Staten Island, NY 10306
Hours are Tuesday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Canned goods, boxes of food, frozen items, baby formula and more is available to children and working poor families across Staten Island.

Staten Island Liberian Community
Primary address -180 Park Hill Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304. Call 347-938-672 or Telephone number is 646-262-4609

United Church of Praise Healthy Heart
Address is 32 Sands Street, Staten Island NY 10304. Dial 718-314-8779

Staten Island SDA Church
Various social services are offered from 80 Union Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303. Call 347-696-2055
There is a free food pantry as well as thrift store. Or get groceries, Boxed or Canned Soups, as well as financial help or applications to SNAP food stamps. They also help feed single mothers and immigrants.





Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
Address - 10 Austin Place
Telephone number - 718-447-1503
Canned groceries, clothing, and information on regional programs are available.

Salvation Army Port Richmond Corps
Corp center address - 1295 Forest Avenue, Call 718-442-2145 for intake.
A second center is at 15 Broad Street. Call 718-448-8480.
Various social services are offered by the Salvation Army on Staten Island. Some of them include free food from a pantry. They also have free Thanksgiving turkey dinners and Christmas meals as well as help feed students during the summer.

A thrift store will sell clothing. Meet with a case manager and get help in apply for government aid too, such as SNAP food stamps or housing. Emergency financial aid may be paid out for bills and expenses such as utilities or rent.

Project Hospitality Inc.
100 Park Ave
Staten Island, NY 10302
Call 718-815-0800
The center is open Tuesday and Thursday 9-11 a.m.

Rescue Ministries Staten Island
2083 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10302
Call (718) 448-4454 or 718-448-7115
The homeless and very low income are the usual clients. A free hot meal, clothing, blankets, and referrals are available. Also get information on other assistance programs such as shelter, housing, and emergency financial aid.

Richmond Senior Services
Main location is 498 Jewett Avenue
Telephone number - 718-816-1811
A lunch and more may be served to senior citizens and their spouse. Also participate in other activities on site, such as workshops and recreational activities.

St. Edward Food Pantry
Main location is 6581 Hylan Blvd
Call 718-984-1625

St. Paul’s Church
Address: 225 St. Paul’s Avenue
Telephone: 718-273-9572

Stapleton U.A.M.E. Church
Location is 49 Tompkins Avenue
Call 718-273-2857 for hours.
Please donate to the church if you can. Free food, meals, groceries and more is distributed to the needy and working poor. Other items can include clothing, blankets, and household goods.

Trinity Lutheran Church
309 St. Paul’s Avenue
Call 718-761-8009
In addition to a box of food, the charity offers hot meal programs to those who need to feed themselves.





Centro De La Hospitalidad
1546 Castelton Avenue
Telephone - 718-420-6466

Meals on Wheels on Staten Island, Inc.
304 Port Richmond Avenue
Main phone number - 718-727-4435
Volunteers and staff will deliver hot meals and provide companionship to the elderly and homebound. A minimal fee is due/recommended. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons additional goods may be provided, including maybe even gifts.

Project Hospitality Inc.
Location of the non-profit is 514 Bay Street
Dial 718-815-0800. Food is passed out Tuesday and Thursday 12- 1 p.m.

Salvation Army/Port Richmond, Corp Center
Primary location is 1295 Forest Avenue
Call 718-442-2145
Offers various emergency assistance programs, fruits, baby formula, canned foodstuffs and more. Other programs include school supplies, clothing, and basic needs.

Stapleton U.A.M.E. Church
Main address of pantry: 49 Tompkins Avenue
Call 718-273-2857
Call the charity/church for a free box of food.

Trinity Lutheran Church
Location is 309 St. Paul’s Avenue
Main number - 718-761-8009
Hours are Saturday 12-1 p.m.

Additional free food programs in Staten Island near you

There are many other places that give out free food daily, serve meals, or provide paper products or hygiene supplies. Or get help with applying to SNAP food stamps or other USDA programs, such as free summer meals for kids or the backpack program. Call 718.991.4300 for details.


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