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In NYC, over 600 food pantries give bags of nourishing food, usually canned or dried food, to people in need.

• If you’re going to a pantry far from your residence, call ahead.
• Some pantries only serve people in their own part of town.
• It’s always wise to take ID with your address, and proof of family size (if you’re picking up food for the whole family).


(updated August 2015)

Agape Social Services Ministry

929 Marcy Ave., Bed Sty

(718) 636-8500 x16

Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 am to 2 pm;

Wednesday soup kitchens 12 noon to 2 pm; need ID.

Blessed Sacrament Church

198 Euclid Ave., Cyprus Hills

(718) 827-1200

1st & 3rd Wednesday, 1 to 2 pm. Call ahead.

Calvary Food Pantry

151 Woodruff Ave., Flatbush

(718) 435-2731

Thursday, 11 am to 1 pm; need ID.

Calvary Free Will Baptist Church

1520-30 Herkimer St., East N.Y.

(718) 498-3767

Thursday, 12 pm to 1 pm.

Need ID or referral.

Church of the Living God

212 Schenectady Ave., Crown Heights

(718) 493-2821

Saturday, 9 to 11 am. ID preferred.

Cornerstone Baptist Church

562-74 Madison St., Bed Sty

(718) 574-5900

Tuesday, 11 am until finished; need ID.

Cuyler Warren U.M. Church

450 Warren St., downtown Bklyn

(718) 875-8502

Tuesday, 1:30 pm until finished; need ID.

Holy Cross Church

2530 Church Ave, Flatbush

(718) 469-5900

Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 3:30 pm.

Need picture ID, proof of address and birth certificates for children.

Love Fellowship Tabernacle

464 Liberty Ave, East NY

(718) 235-2266

Tuesday, 2 to 5 pm.

Need ID for all adults in family.

Make the Road

301 Grove St., Bushwick

(718) 418-7690

Friday, 9 am until food runs out; need ID.

Come early.

Mt. Moriah Church of God & Christ

1149 Eastern Parkway, Crown Hights

(718) 953-4364

Saturday, 11 am to 12 noon.

ID preferred, come at 9:30 for a ticket.

Mt. Paran Baptist Church

1665 Broadway, Bushwick

(718) 443-8217

Tuesday 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Call ahead. Need ID with proof of address.

New Baptist Temple

360 Schermerhorn St., Downtown Bklyn

(718) 875-1858

Every Saturday of the month except the 1st, 9:30 to 10:30 am.

Seniors served first; no ID needed.

Newman Memorial U.M. Church

257 Macon St., corner of Throop, Bed Sty

(718) 622-7955

Tuesday, 9 am to 2 pm. Or until food runs out.

Need ID for each person receiving food.

Open Door Church of God in Christ

999 Greene Ave., Bed Sty

(718) 455-3545

Saturday, 8:30 to 10 am.

Bring your own bags.

Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Ministry

2322 E. 4th St., Gravesend

(718) 375-0668

Tuesday and Friday, 9 to 11:30 am.

Need ID and proof of family size.

Our Lady of Mercy

680 Mother Gaston Blvd., Brownsville

(718) 346-3166

Monday and Friday, 9 am to 11 am.

Need referral, ID and proof of address.

Our Lady of Refuge R.C. Church

2020 Foster Ave., Flatbush

(718) 434-2090

Wednesday, 9:30 to 12 noon.

ID preferred for all in household.

St. Christopher Otilie, Bethany House #1

164 Suydam St., Bushwick.

(718) 574-6300

Thursday, 11 am to 1 pm.

Need ID.

St. John the Baptist R.C. Church

75 Lewis Ave., Bed Sty

Tuesday, 8 am (call to confirm time)

(718) 455-6864

First come, first served; need photo ID.

St. John’s Bread & Life Program

75 Lewis Ave. at Hart St., Bed Sty

(718) 574-0058 x10

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 12 noon.

Brooklyn residents only.

Need ID, proof of income and family size.

Salvation Army

Food pantries at five different locations. Need referral and appointment.

Call ahead to find out which location serves your zip code and to make an appointment with the social worker.

Salvation Army Bay Ridge Community Center

252 86th St. (718) 238-2991

Salvation Army Bedford Community Center

601 Lafayette Ave. (718) 622-0614

Client’s choice.

Salvation Army Brownsville Community Center

280 Riverdale Ave. (718) 345-7050

Salvation Army Bushwick Community Center

1151 Bushwick Ave. (718) 455-4102

Salvation Army Sunset Park Community Center

520 50th St. (718) 438-1771

Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 1 pm.

Stuyvesant Heights Christian Church

69 McDonough St., Crown Heights

(718) 783-5383

Thursday, 5 pm until finished.

Need ID.

Transfiguration Church/South Side Community Mission

280 Marcy Ave., Williamsburg

(718) 388-8773

Monday thru Thursday, 9 am to 12 pm (come early).

ID preferred.

Triumphant Full Gospel Assembly

889 Rutland Rd., Crown Heights

(718) 774-4696

Thursday, 3 to 6 pm.

ID preferred.

True Holy Church of God

2340 Atlantic Ave, corner Eastern Pkway,

Bed Sty-Brownsville-Bushwick-E. NY

(718) 385-0248

Friday, 6 to 8 pm.

Need ID, proof of children, referral if shelter resident; if picking up for another adult, need doctor’s letter.

Urban Strategies Family Support

829 Saratoga Ave., Brownsville

(718) 346-2539

Tuesday, 8 to10 am, come early.

ID preferred.