Food Assistance (for all ages)

Nextdoor App 

The Nextdoor app allows you to connect with neighbors who are willing to deliver groceries and assist with other errands during the crisis. Download it on the App Store or Google Play.

New York City

Free meals through the New York City Department of Education

All New York City students are welcome to get free breakfast and lunch 5 days a week (Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) through the New York City Department of Education. Meals are available at hundreds of schools across the city. Find the free meal location closest to you: https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx.

NYC COVID-19 Crisis Emergency Food Delivery

If you are at high medical risk, have no family or friends who can get food for you, do not receive meal delivery from other providers such as Meals on Wheels, and can’t afford groceries, you can get meal deliveries directly from New York City. To create an account and apply for this service, visit: https://cv19engagementportal.cityofnewyork.us/#/display/5e7555117ad6750216160409

New York City Food Banks

There are dozens of food bank across New York City providing assistance to New Yorkers in need during the Coronavirus Crisis. To find a food bank location open near you visit: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/covid-19 We advise you call ahead, if possible, because each food pantry may have their own requirements and hours due to the Coronavirus Crisis.

New Jersey

Community Food Bank of New Jersey

Search for a food pantry near you on Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s website: https://cfbnj.org/findfood We advise you call the food pantry ahead of time, if possible, because each food pantry may have their own requirements and hours due to the coronavirus crisis.

Grab and Go Meals at Public Schools

Many public schools in New Jersey are providing “to-go” meals that families can pick up. Call your child’s school for more information.

Long Island

Long Island Cares

Distributes food and supplies to over 590 food pantries, soup kitchens, and other services. To find the distribution location nearest you, visit https://www.licares.org/Find-help/food-locator. Please contact the location prior to visiting.

If you need to be assessed for a mobile home delivery due to the COVID-19 outbreak, please call for a phone assessment (631) 582-3663; ext. 109, or email emergencyresponse@licares.org. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

Upstate New York

Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY

Serves 24 counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington.

Visit https://regionalfoodbank.net/find-nearest-agency to locate the distribution center nearest you. Please call ahead, as some locations are by appointment only. You can also contact the Regional Food Bank at info@regionalfoodbank.net or (518) 786-3691.

FoodLink

Serves individuals living in 10 counties: Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates.

Those seeking food assistance are encouraged to call 2-1-1 or text 898-211 to learn about resources throughout the 10-county region. A map of food distribution sites can also be found at https://foodlinkny.org/foodlink-updates-in-response-to-covid-19-coronavirus-concerns-in-our-communities/

Food Bank of Western NY

Serves 4 counties: Cattaraugus, Chatauqua, Erie, Niagara.

To find a food distribution location near you, visit https://www.foodbankwny.org/pantry-locator or call (716) 852-1305.

Food Bank of Central NY

Serves 11 counties: Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence.

To find a food distribution location near you, visit https://www.foodbankcny.org or call (315) 437-1899.

Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Serves 6 counties: Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins.

To find a food distribution location near you, visit https://www.foodbankst.org/find-food or call (607) 796-6061.

Westchester

Feeding Westchester

This agency provides mobile food pantries and distributes food to over 300 partner agencies in Westchester County. For pantry locations and schedules, or other assistance, visit https://feedingwestchester.org, email MobilePantry@FeedingWestchester.org, or call (914) 923-1100.