Bridging the SNAP Gap

Even though the federal government re-opened, the impact of its shutdown is still being felt, far beyond the federal workforce. An estimated 1.6 million New Yorkers are now struggling amid the SNAP Gap – created when February SNAP benefits (food stamps) were disbursed early during the shutdown. These New Yorkers are now attempting to stretch a benefit meant to cover 2 weeks’ worth of food for 6 weeks. If you’re a NYC SNAP recipient, Food Bank stands ready to help bridge the gap. Listed below are pop-up distributions where we’ll be providing food and other resources, as well as a map to locate your nearest emergency food provider.

Join Us at an Upcoming Pop-Up Food Distribution

Please be sure to have your EBT card with you. We’ll be providing food, products, and vital information for New Yorkers facing food insecurity in the wake of the shutdown. Interested in supporting Food Bank’s post-shutdown relief efforts? You can donate and volunteer for our neighbors in need!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

PS 154 Jonathan D. Hyatt

333 East 135 Street
Bronx, NY 10454
In the auditorium (foyer)
Distribution time:
9:00AM – 1:00PM

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

MS 22 x JHS 022

Jordan L. Mott (co-located)
270 East 167th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
In hallway/auditorium or gym
Distribution time:
12:00PM – 4:00PM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

IS 229 Roland Patterson

(co-located)
275 Harlem River Park Bridge
Bronx, NY 10453
In the gym
Distribution time:
9:00AM – 2:00PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

JHS 8 Richard S. Grossley

(co-located)
108-35 167th Street
Jamaica, NY 11433
In the cafeteria
Distribution time:
12:00PM – 4:00PM

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Every $1 you give provides 5 meals.

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Search the map to find a soup kitchen, food pantry, and other resources near you. Search using a zip code, address, or your current location – adjust the distance range (top left of the map) to search in your desired radius.

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    Every $1 you give provides 5 meals for New Yorkers in need, including families impacted by the SNAP Gap.