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Making sure your family is eating well and regularly is a priority. Often its hard to make all the ends meet. But there are many ways to help all people have access to food for a healthy life, no matter what your situation is. If you need help finding food immediately, click here to use our agency locator to find a soup kitchen or food pantry we serve in your area.
Click on the links below to learn more about these different programs:
Emergency food programs
(Food pantries, soup kitchens)- Often staffed by volunteer organizations, such as church groups or community groups, emergency food programs are places where food is offered to the hungry for free or at a reasonably low price.
City Harvest’s Mobile Market
Four times a month, City Harvest sets free produce distributions in Melrose, Bronx, and Stapleton, Staten Island, in conjunction with NYC Housing Authority. Fresh produce is distributed for free and nutrition resources are provided. All participants must be registered with the program before participating. To find out more, contact Tony Ortiz at City Harvest, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free service that identifies and screens for over 30 City, State, and Federal human service benefit programs.
Food Stamps (EBT/SNAP)
A federal-assistance program that provides funding for low-income Americans to buy supplemental food.
Health Bucks, worth $2 each, are developed and distributed by NYC Health Department District Public Health Offices and can be used to purchase fresh fruits & vegetables at participating farmers markets from July through mid November.
A federal assistance program that provides healthcare and nutrition to infants, children, and certain mothers.
Growing up Healthy Hotline
The New York State Growing Up Healthy hotline provides information about health care, nutrition and other health and human services. The hotline provides information and referral services 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the language of your choice.
Growing Up Healthy Hotline: 1-800-522-5006.
Operation Food Search responds 7 days a week, 24 hours a day through the Hunger Hotline where those in need can find information on where to find food assistance as well as other kinds of help. Call (314) 726-5355.