In our city, 3 million New Yorkers experience difficulty affording food. If you or your family is facing difficult decisions between keeping food on the table and meeting
other basic necessities such as rent, medical expenses or utilities,
the Food Bank's programs can help provide essential resources to help
you get by.
Find a soup kitchen, food pantry or senior center that is convenient to you. The Food Bank can also help you locate after-school and summer programs, low-income daycare centers, Open Market BackPack Programs for children, shelters, rehabilitation centers and youth programs in our citywide network.
Over the summer months, hundreds of thousands of children in NYC lose access to free and reduced-price school meals. The Food Bank works with the NYC Department of Education to make sure these children have access to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP, also known as Summer Meals).
If you need help buying food, you are not alone. Thousands of New Yorkers are reaching out for help in this tough economy. The federal Food Stamp Program is a simple, dependable way to buy food in times like these.
Last year, the Food Bank For New York City helped get New Yorkers more than $60 million they were owed in tax refunds and credits. You earned it. The Food Bank will help you claim it.
Browse our collected links to access other resources available to New Yorkers in need from job training and legal assistance to meal delivery, utility assistance and more.