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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 June 2014)

Abraham House

342 Willis Ave.

(718) 292-9321

Saturday, 6:30 to 7 am.

Need ID and proof of head of household.

Abundant Life Tabernacle

2692 3rd Avenue

(718) 292-8734

Tuesday and Thursday,12:45 to 2 pm.

Call 10:30 am for pickup.

Need picture ID

Cardinal McCloskey Children & Family Services

953 Southern Blvd.

(718) 542-0255, (800) 997-8988

Wednesday, 9:30 am to 12 noon

Strictly for emergencies like case closings.

Need referral.

Give Them to Eat

800 East 155th Street

(718) 993-1260

Friday, 10:30 am to 1 pm.

ID preferred.

Grace Episcopal Church

1909 Vyse Avenue

(718) 542-1946

Thursday, 10 am to 1:30 pm; Saturday, 12 to 1:30 pm.

Bring picture I.D. for all in household.

Holy Tabernacle Church

3780 Third Ave.

(718) 293-9862.

Tuesday, 4 to 5:30 pm.

Bring ID and referral on first visit.

(Free computer class Tues 6-8 pm and Wednesday 5 to 6:30 pm followed by meal.)

Jewish Community Council

2157 Holland Avenue

(718) 792-4744

Photo ID preferred; ID for all household members.

Call ahead for dates and times, which change.

Our Lady of Grace

3985 Bronxwood Ave.

(718) 652-4817

Monday, 1 to 3 pm.

Our Lady of Refuge

290 E. 196 St.

(718) 367-4690

Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 10 am.

Must be unemployed on p.a. or senior.

Bring ID and proof of address.


Part of the Solution

2759 Webster Ave.

(718) 220-4892

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am to 12 noon.

Serves only zip codes 10453, 57, 58, 60, 63, 67, 68, 59, 66.

Need referral, photo ID for all in household and proof of address, income, and children’s birth (medicaid card or birth certificate).

By appointment only.

Resources Center for Community Services

421 E. 155th St.

(718) 402-1212

Monday and Thursday.

Be there at 9 am for ticket handout.

Bags handed out till 12 noon.

St. Ann’s Episcopal Church

295 St. Ann’s Ave.

(718) 585-5632

Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 am to 2 pm.

No referral for first timers.

Need referral from then on.

St. Augustine’s Our Lady of Victory Church Food Pantry

1180 Fulton Avenue

(718) 893-0072

Monday, 11 am to 1 pm.

Need photo ID for all in family.

Thursdays for working people only, 5 to 7 pm.

St. Lukes Church

623 E. 138 St.

(718) 665-6677

Friday, 10 am, until finished.

Need ID.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

1891 McGraw Ave.

(718) 822-4535

Friday, 8:30 to 10:30 am.

Numbers given out at 8 am.

Need proof of address and Medicaid and Medicare; birth certificates for children.

Sound View Presbyterian Church

760 Soundview Ave.

(718) 842-2287

Every other Wednesday, 8 to 10 am.

Come early; no ID needed.


United Bronx Parents

773 Prospect Ave.

(718) 991-7100

Saturday, 8:30 am to 11 am.

Photo ID preferred; come early, bring bags.

For referrals to Food Pantries all over the city, call 311.

Starting June 27th, NYC's Summer Meals program provides free meals to children ages 18 and under all over the city. No application required. To receive a meal, all children need to do is show up. To locate a site call 311.