New York City Resources

  • ACCESS HRA: This is the portal to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/food stamps). Note: qualified applicants can apply for expedited benefits for through the SNAP on-Demand and Expedited Processing programs, which allow applicants to apply and interview for SNAP benefits remotely and start receiving their benefits within five days of applying.
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  • NYC Department for the Aging: Provides home-delivered meals for seniors ages 60 years and older who may have disabilities, access, or functional needs.
  • NYC Department of Education: Provides three free meals a day for all children and adults. Meals can be picked up from more than 400 Meal Hubs across the City. There are vegetarian and halal options at all sites. No ID or registration is required.
  • NYC GetFood Delivery Program: Provides food delivery assistance to individuals and families who meet all the following criteria: are high risk or homebound, do not have neighbors or family who can get get food for you, do not receive meal assistance from other providers, and cannot afford meal delivery or grocery delivery.

Community Resources

  • Council of People’s Organization: Provides Halal pantry bags, “grab and go” lunches for seniors, meals on wheels program for seniors, and assistance signing up for SNAP and health insurance.
  • Foodbank NYC: Find providers across the five boroughs who are providing “grab and go” meals and pantry bags.
  • HungerFree NYC: Provides guides for each of the five boroughs on where to find free food, access SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC, School and Summer Meals, senior meals, soup kitchens, and food pantries.
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  • Citymeals on Wheels: Provides meals to homebound New Yorkers ages 60 years and older who may have disabilities, access, or functional needs.
  • Grand Central Food Program: Provides meals and other emergency items to homeless New Yorkers at 25 street sites throughout downtown Manhattan, uptown Manhattan every night from 5:30-9:30pm.
  • God’s Love We Deliver: Provides home-delivered meals to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses.
  • St. John’s Bread & Life: Provides pantry bags, “grab and go” breakfast and lunches, and medical services for low-income individuals in Brooklyn and Queens.
  • Act of Goodwill: Provides home-delivered meals to elderly families and single mothers within a five mile radius of the 11432 zipcode.
  • Invisible Hands: Provides free groceries and supplies to high risk demographics such as the elderly, disabled, and immunocompromised in New York City and parts of New Jersey.