Food Assistance Resources in NYC 

Options to get free food from the City include:

  • Grab & Go meals at NYC Schools for children and adults

  • SNAP (food stamps)

  • Emergency meal delivery

Learn how to get food at


Emergency Food Assistance
To find the nearest food pantries and community kitchens, call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777.

SNAP (food stamps)
Apply for SNAP, Cash Assistance, and Medicaid renewal all at the same time through the Cash Assistance application on ACCESS HRA.

Learn more about SNAP on ACCESS NYC.


Shop online for fresh produce and groceries. Use your EBT card at these online stores in NYC. You can’t use SNAP benefits to pay delivery fees.

Learn more about online shopping with SNAP.

Find Food Options In Your Community
The Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides is collected by Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center and Beta NYC.

Comprehensive food information by neighborhood and zip code:

  • meals for students and seniors during this time

  • delivery services for people with disabilities

  • resources for immigrants

Search for food in your neighborhood 


Check your food stamp (SNAP) balance on your phone.

Fresh EBT is an app from a tech company that makes it easy to check your food stamp (SNAP) balance on your phone.

Food stamps for women, infants, children (WIC) updates
WIC is not suspending any eWIC cards, although there are scams online stating this. You can check your WIC benefit balance by:

Senior residents and food

Food Markets
CityHarvest offers free food every other week across NYC. Find a location near you.

Fresh Veggies