The Need Is Great. Together, We Are Greater.

Food Bank is taking proactive steps – with your support – to safely continue providing food and other resources for New Yorkers in need, including those who may be quarantined or suffering from the economic downturn of the pandemic. Your gift today will help us keep meals on the table for the growing number of New Yorkers who need us.

As a New York City essential service, Food Bank has continuity and prevention measures in place to keep our operations up and running. Our warehouse is open and our fleet of trucks is fast-tracking deliveries to our citywide network of food pantries and soup kitchens. Your continued support is needed now more than ever as we innovate new solutions where existing ones no longer fit. See below for more ways you can help keep our mission running strong!

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  • I want to give
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  • I want to advocate
  • i want to stay healthy

Our Community Kitchen and Food Pantry in Harlem is open for New Yorkers in need! We have to-go meals available Monday – Friday and take-home pantry bags available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Community Kitchen and Pantry in Harlem
252 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10026

Learn how you can apply for SNAP benefits (aka Food Stamps) HERE

Any New Yorker can also get three free meals a day at more than 400 New York City Department of Education Meal Hubs across the city. Click to find a location near you.

Search the map to find a soup kitchen or food pantry near you.

NOTE: hours and services are subject to change without notice. Be sure to call ahead to confirm.

  • To search this map, click this icon  on your desktop or mobile device.
  • A full screen version of the map will open.
  • Click the search icon  and enter your search terms (borough, organization name, etc) to find open providers.

Your support TODAY will help Food Bank meet the rising need for food as more New Yorkers face food insecurity amid the pandemic. Every $1 provides 5 meals.

To give by check, please send gifts to:

Food Bank For New York City
Attn: Development
39 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Please complete this donation form and include it when mailing your gift.

Another gift option is to make a donation of stocks and mutual funds. You can designate Food Bank For New York City as the beneficiary of your Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Excessive Life Insurance, IRA, and more. Talk to your financial adviser or learn more about this great way to fight hunger by contacting Matthew Honeycutt, Chief Development Officer at To get started, click the appropriate instruction form(s) below:

While Food Bank has temporarily suspended our onsite volunteer programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve developed new ways for our fellow New Yorkers to take action for our neighbors in need – right from where you are!

From making a donation, or starting an online fundraiser for yourself or your company, to writing a letter of hope to a senior in need – we even have ways to get your kids and teens involved! Take a look at all the opportunities below and we look forward to the impact you’ll make in this challenging time.

The passing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was an important first step in to addressing the needs of those experiencing economic hardship as the nation responds to Coronavirus, but Congress must take more action. Click below to urge your Member of Congress to TAKE ACTION that focuses on relief resources for low-income people across America.

We remind you to please continue to practice personal hygiene measures to avoid the spread of germs and limit possible exposure to the coronavirus:

  • If you feel sick, please stay home.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if no soap and water is available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick to protect yourself, co-workers and others with whom you’re in contact.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.

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Help us ensure that New Yorkers continue to have access much-needed meals amid the public health crisis impacting our city. Every $1 provides 5 meals!