Free food and assistance is available in New York City.
No matter what your situation - you can get nutritious food!
Each year, Hunger Free NYC produces updated, comprehensive Neighborhood Guides to Food & Assistance containing detailed information on free food access in all five boroughs. Users can learn how and where to access SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC, School and Summer Meals, senior meals, soup kitchens and food pantries, and farmer's markets that accept SNAP as payment. Each guide also contains a map showing the locations of these sites.
At the moment, we are out of hard copies of our Guides. However, all versions are now available in printer-friendly versions (see button below) and may be viewed as PDFs from the list that follows. We hope to have free, hard copy versions available for shipment later this spring.
Lower Manhattan Chinese (繁體中文)
Western Queens Chinese (繁體中文)
Upper Brooklyn Polish (Polskie)
Hunger Free NYC is proud to provide our guides entirely free of charge. The production and shipment of our guides does however cost a considerable amount of money, especially as we grow and expand our service. If you or your organization has the means, please consider donating to our guides so this resource can continue to be free and reach those most in need.
Note: If you or anyone you know needs food in an area that is not covered by the Neighborhood Guides to Food and Assistance, please visit Hunger Free America's Find Food page or call the USDA's National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3 HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8 HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) to locate food resources in your area.