Food Pantries and Meal Services


NYC Get Food

Use this interactive map to find locations that offer free food (food pantries and Grab & Go meals at NYC schools), as well as grocery stores and farmers markets.

Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens by Borough 

Search more than 200 pantries across NYC with addresses and opening times. 

U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Service Program 

Low-income children, 18 and younger, can receive nutritious meals when schools are not in session. 

  • Text: Text “Food or “Comida” to 877-877 
  • Call: USDA National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-3-HAMBRE 
  • 211 in New York State 
  • 311 in New York City 

Free Take Out and Community Meals 

Find a location for free meals by texting “NYC FOOD” or “NYC COMIDA” to 877-877 or clicking on the link above.

U.S. Food Banks by State 

Search for food banks in your area in every state. 

NYC Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) 

Get groceries from a food pantry or a cooked meal from a community kitchen using the Food Map. 

Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides

Access food resources for every NYC neighborhood with this guide created by Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center.

Food Pantries in Harlem 

Find food pantries and soup kitchens located around Washington Heights and Harlem.

Food Bank NYC Meals and Services in Harlem 

Receive free, wholesome take-home meals on weekdays at Food Bank NYC’s Community Kitchen.

Citymeals on Wheels 

Get meals delivered to elderly home-bound New Yorkers. 

City Harvest Mobile Food Market

Receive fresh produce and participate in cooking demonstrations to learn how to make healthy meals.

Food Benefit Support 



NYC Food Delivery Assistance 

Receive assistance getting meals delivered for those who cannot access food themselves. 

Hunger Free America – Neighborhood Guides to Food Assistance 

Users can learn how and where to access SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC, School and Summer Meals, senior meals, soup kitchens, and food pantries, and farmers markets that accept SNAP as payment. Each guide also contains a map showing the locations of these sites. 

Meal Distribution for Seniors, Sick families, and People With Disabilities 


NYC Food Assistance Delivery 

Individuals and families who can not receive food due to medical risk or who can not afford meal delivery as a result of a COVID-19 emergency can receive days of food delivery. 

NYC Dept for the Aging Services 

Call 212-AGING-NYC to access support for older New Yorkers.


God’s Love We Deliver

Call 212-294-8100 or email to get deliveries of cooked and home-delivered nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves.  

Invisible Hands

Call 732-639–1579 or email for free delivery of groceries and supplies to those in high-risk demographics.  


Special Diets 


Kosher Meals 

Access Kosher meal service in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. 

Kosher, Halal and Vegetarian Grab and Go Meals 

Access Kosher, Halal and vegetarian meals through NYC Community Meals in several locations across the city.