Food Resources

During these difficult times families are struggling physically, emotionally, and financially.  Access to healthy food is critical. If you or anyone you know is struggling to provide nutrition for their families the below links are a good place to begin.

  • NYC Covid-19 Food Assistance Resources
    • This link includes listings for access to:
      • grab and go meals
      • applying for SNAP benefits or cash assistance
      • ways to donate food, money, or supplies to those in need
      • eligibility for food delivery for those who cannot go out
  • Starting today, Friday April 3rd, 3 free meals will be available for ALL New Yorkers in more than 400 Meal Hubs, Monday-Friday: http://schools.nyc.gov/freemeals.
  • Queens free food pantries.   Residents of Queens New York can receive help from non-profit food pantries. The main places to turn to for assistance include local churches, senior centers, and other local non-profit organizations. Families can also look into other government funded and coordinated programs such as food stamps and WIC.  The free food banks are open limited hours and applicants will need to meet any application requirements that are in place. https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/queens_food_pantries.html
  • There are two ways to get free food quickly: get groceries from a food pantry, or a cooked meal from a community kitchen. Find the closest food pantries and community kitchens by using the Food Map. For urgent food and hunger needs, call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777 or 311

Info from Sr. Marie Mackey, CSJ :

  • An option for students who live in Brooklyn. The North Brooklyn Angels operates the following BROOKLYN Community Meal Locations – Meals Served from 12:30 – 1:30
    • Monday:   862 Manhattan Avenue – St. Anthony’s Church, GreenpointTuesday:   240 Division Avenue – Marcy Ave and Rodney Street Williamsburg 
    • Wednesday: 195 Maujer Street – St. John’s Lutheran Church – Williamsburg
    • Thursday:    Cooper – Park Houses – Jackson St. and Debevoise Avenue, Williamsburg
    • Friday:     139 Montrose Avenue – Most Holy Trinity Church, Williamsburg AND Corner of Havemeyer & North 8th Street – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Williamsburg