Emergency Food Assistance Program
NYC Human Resources Administration
1. How it Works
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 Get Food NYC map.
For urgent food and hunger needs, call 311 and ask for the Emergency Food Assistance Program. You’ll be provided with hours of operation and directions to the nearest food pantries and community kitchens.
Everyone is eligible for emergency food assistance, regardless of immigration status or how much money you have
Food pantries and community kitchens exist in all five boroughs
If you often need help buying food, use ACCESS NYC to see if you’re eligible for SNAP (food stamps) and other benefits