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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 July 2013)

Canaan Senior Service Center

10 Lenox Ave.

(212) 876-2638

Call ahead after July 1st for days and bring written referral and photo ID.

Church of the Ascension

12 West 11th St.

(212) 254-8620

Saturday morning.

Line up by 8 am at 5th Ave. corner.

ID preferred.

Emmaus House

160 W. 120th St.

(212) 749-9404

Tuesday and Saturday 10 am to 12 noon.

Wednesday 9 am to 12 noon.

Call ahead to confirm availability.

ID preferred.

Good Shepherd Church

108 Cooper St., betw. 207th St and Isham St.

(212) 567-1300

Saturday 7 to 9:00 am.

Need ID.

Holy Name of Jesus Christ

207 W. 96th St.

(212) 749-0276

Need written referral with family size faxed on Monday to (212) 749-2045.

Pick-up times 2:30 to 3:30 pm.

Need photo ID.

Holy Trinity Church/Helping Hands Pantry

20 Cumming St. Washington Heights,

betw. Broadway & Seaman

(212) 781-1113

Once every other month, call ahead for schedule.

Need photo ID.

Manhattan Bible Church/Manhattan Love Kitchen

3816 9th Avenue

(212) 567-2276, 942-4204

Thursday 2 to 3 pm.

Need photo ID, come early to receive ticket.

Food available first three (3) Thursdays of the month.

Metro Baptist Church

410 W. 40th St.

(212) 594-4464

First four Saturdays of the month, 11 to 11:30 am.

Now serves all residents in Manhattan.

Middle Collegiate Church

50 E. 7th St.

(212) 477-0666

Wednesday, 8 am.

First come, first served.

Pantry is closed for next 10-12 months due to building repairs.

Need ID.

Riverside Church

91 Claremont Ave., betw. 120 & 122 St.

(212) 870-6700

Tuesday and Friday, 9 am to 1:00 pm.

Serves first 60 arrivals.

Need written referral, photo ID, budget letter.

Salvation Army

175 E. 125th St.

(212) 860-3200

Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Serves certain zip codes only.

Call for appointment.

St. Bartholomew

109 E. 50th St.

(212) 378-0234

Tuesday and Friday, 10:30 am to 12:45 pm.

By appointment only so call ahead.

Serves unemployed, seniors, people on P.A. or HIV positive.

Need ID and proof of address.

St. Charles Church

211 W. 141st St.

(212) 281-2100

Saturday starting at 8:30 am.

ID required; bring something with your address, e.g. a bill.

St. Cecilia’s Church

125 E. 105th St.

(212) 348-0488

Thursday and Friday, 9:30 to 11:00 am.

East Harlem residents only; areas 10029, 10035. Need photo ID.

St. Gregory’s Church

144 W. 90th St.

(212) 724-9766

Tuesday, 3:45 pm.

Need written referral.

St. Johns the Baptist Bread of Life

210 W. 30th St., betw. 7th and 8th Ave.

(212) 564-9070

Wednesday, 12:30 pm to 2:45 pm.

Serves those living between 14th and 59th Street, river to river.

Need picture ID.

St Joseph of the Holy Family

405 W. 125th St.

(212) 662-9125

Saturday 8:00 am to 12 noon.

Serves neighborhood residents only.

St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery

131 E. 10th St at 2nd Ave.

(212) 674-6377

Wednesday, 6 pm.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

346 W. 20th St.

(212) 929-2390

Wednesday & Friday, 10:00 am to 12 noon.

Saturday 11 to 11:30 am.

No referral needed.

72nd St. Food Pantry of the Council Senior Center

241 W. 72nd St.

(212) 799-7205

Monday, 10:30 am to 2 pm.

Tickets handed out from 10 to 11 am, arrive by 1:30 pm.

Need ID and proof of address for all household members.

Trinity Lutheran Church

602 E. 9th St.

(212) 228-5254

Monday through Thursday 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

Need ID showing how many in household.

West Side Campaign Against Hunger

263 W. 86th St.

(212) 362-3662

Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri., 8:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Monday evening 3 to 6:30 pm.

Need photo ID, proof of household size and income.

Yorkville Common Pantry

8 East 109th Street

(212) 410-2264, ( 917) 720-9700

Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 4 pm to 8 pm.

Need ID for all and proof of address.

For referrals to food pantries all over the city and also to soup kitchens, call the NYC Emergency Food Line at 1 866 888-8777.