Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guide: South Crown Heights and Lefferts Gardens

by Melissa Gallanter, RD

The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has partnered with Share MealsHunger Free AmericaBetaNYC and Plentiful to compile the most current and accurate data for these resource guides, which are CONTINUALLY UPDATED.

THE RESOURCE GUIDES ARE MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH A COMMUNITY-WIDE EFFORT. IF YOU KNOW OF ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL info@nycfoodpolicy.org. THANK YOU!

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Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guide: South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens

As New York City faces increasing closures and changes to everyday life due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the HUNTER COLLEGE NYC FOOD POLICY CENTER aims to provide additional resources and support to community members whose lives are impacted by COVID-19.

Below is a resource guide with the following information: meals for children, meals for seniors, retail food stores and their delivery/benefits policies, local food pantries and soup kitchens, resources for homeless people, resources for immigrant populations and resources for people with disabilities.

The Center has also included citywide organizations and additional resources for New Yorkers, which are applicable to community members outside of South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens as well. If you have family, friends or co-workers in other neighborhoods, please refer to our website where we have published additional reports. Please always call the listed organizations before visiting to get the latest information about their services, as many are changing daily. 

If you or someone you know has additional questions or is facing hunger or food insecurity please contact us at info@nycfoodpolicy.org or call the following organizations:

  • USDA National Hunger Hotline (Hunger Free America): 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (para español); Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET)
  • HRA’s Emergency Food Hotline: 866-888-8777
  • Shelter or Temporary Housing Assistance: 3-1-1

South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center is collaborating with Plentiful: a completely free, easy-to-use reservation system for food pantries and the people they serve. Through their database, the information below is constantly updated with the latest opening hours and/or changes due to COVID-19.

Many pantries require identification but may be making exceptions under the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call to see if identification is required.

EMERGENCY HELP NEEDED: Millions of New Yorkers rely on food pantries and soup kitchens to survive. To date, ⅓ have closed in NYC due to COVID-19. They relied on retired seniors to volunteer and since seniors can no longer safely leave their homes, pantries are in desperate need of young and healthy volunteers.

VOLUNTEER TO SERVE EMERGENCY FOOD TODAY WITH IN IT TOGETHER NYC.

  • Berean Baptist Church
    1635 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 778-2938
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

  • Bethany United Methodist Church
    1208 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 774-5689
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

    • Tuesday 12:30PM-2:30PM
    • Hours change week-to-week. Call each week to confirm hours.
  • Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, St. Gregory the Great
    244 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (347) 957-2450, (718) 773-0100, Hotline: (718) 722-6001
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Wednesday 12:00PM-1:00PM: Every other Wednesday
  • Church of God in Christ on the Hill
    137 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 773-3780
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Friday 11:00AM-4:00PM
    • Grab-and-go pantry
  • Church of God Seventh Day Pentecostal Church/Manna Ministries - Food Pantry
    922 St Marks Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 221-9718
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Tuesday March 16 1:00PM-6:00PM
    • Tuesday March 23 1:00PM-6:00PM
    • Tuesday March 30 1:00PM-6:00PM
    • Tuesday April 6 1:00PM-6:00PM
    • Tuesday April 13 1:00PM-6:00PM
    • Proof of address and ID required
  • Church of St. Mark
    1417 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 756-6607
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

    • Friday 12:00PM-3:00PM
    • Sign-in and verification of household required, but ID is not
  • Church of the Living God
    212 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 493-2821
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Saturday 9:00AM-11:00AM
    • Hours vary. Call to confirm hours.
    • Pantry closes when food runs out
  • Crown Heights Jewish Community Council
    899 Montgomery St, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 778-8808 x7724
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Wednesday 1:30PM-3:00PM: By appointment only
    • Food available by appointment only
    • Pantry location: Entrance at back of building on Schenectady
  • Grace Tabernacle - Food Pantry
    1745 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 778-1845
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

  • Grace Tabernacle - Food Truck
    1745 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 778-1845
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

  • National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education - Food Program
    824 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 735-0200
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes
    Kosher

    • Friday 12:00PM-1:00PM
    • Partially open for deliveries and special pickup
  • St. Augustine's American Catholic Church, Inc.
    298 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 773-1338
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Friday 1:00PM-3:00PM
    • Grab-and-go meals available
    • Kosher/halal sometimes available
  • St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church
    1342 Lincoln Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 774-6747
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Tuesday 9:00AM-12:00PM
  • Vaad Hakol Crown Heights
    1276 President St, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Monday-Friday 3:00PM-4:00PM
    • Only serves neighborhood residents
  • Chance For Children
    11 McKeever Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (646) 731-9600
    Status: open
    ID Required: unknown

    • Friday 10:00AM-2:00PM
  • Full Gospel Food Pantry
    131 Sullivan Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 940-9687
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Wednesday 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • Gethsemane S.D.A. Church
    357 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 467-4181
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Wednesday 5:00PM-7:00PM
    • Sunday 12:00PM-2:00PM
  • Grace Reformed Church of Flatbush
    1800 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 287-4343
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Saturday 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Prepared meals to-go only
  • Horeb SDA Church - Food Pantry
    520 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 778-7373
    Status: open
    ID Required: unknown

    • Tuesday 10AM-11AM
  • Jesus of Nazareth Christian
    511 Elton St, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

    • Wednesday 10:00AM-2:00PM
  • Medgar Evers College Cougar Country Pantry
    1637 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 804-8269
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Monday, Wednesday 10:00AM-2:00PM: Medgar Student Pantry Hours
    • Tuesday 3:00PM-7:00PM: Medgar Student Pantry Hours
    • Wednesday 10:00AM-2:00PM: CUNY Student Pantry Hours
    • CUNY students need to send an email and bring a CUNY photo ID
    • All students must be registered and enrolled in classes
    • ID required for students
  • Sanctified Church of God, Inc./Community Feeding Program
    404 Lefferts Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 493-2385
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

    • Saturday 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • Bible Faith Tabernacle
    1368 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 467-3040
    Status: closed
    ID Required: unknown

    • Temporarily closed until further notice
  • Church of God Seventh Day Pentecostal Church/Manna Ministries - Soup Kitchen
    922 St Marks Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 221-9718
    Status: closed

    • Temporarily closed until further notice
  • The First Mary Magdalene Temple of Faith
    202 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 953-3048, (718) 756-4540
    Status: closed
    ID Required: unknown

    • Tuesday 12:00PM-4:00PM
    • Temporarily closed until further notice

Department of Education Meal Hubs (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

  • To ensure everyone can access nutritious meals, the Department of Education’s Meal Hubs have expanded service to include all children and adults across the five boroughs.
  • Sites will be serving grab-and-go meal service for adults and children and no one will be turned away.
  • See menus for Breakfast and Lunch.
  • No registration or identification required.
  • All New Yorkers can pick up grab-and-go meals from meal hubs Monday to Friday between 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • Take-out meals for students learning remotely will be available on school days only from 9:00AM-12:00PM. Find a take-out meal location near you.
    • No one will be turned away at any time
    • All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time.
    • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites.
  • Parents/guardians CAN pick up meals without their children present
  • Please check the DOE website for updates and search for Free Meals at the select public school buildings here or text “NYCFOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877.
  • Meal Distribution Sites (3 Meals/Day) (Grab-and-Go)* Meal Hubs in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens

Sites expected to be open today as of 11/05/2020 at 06:40AM, unless it is a holiday.

  • M.S. K394
    188 ROCHESTER AVENUE, Brooklyn 11213
    non-kosher, No Accessibility
  • P.S. 221
    791 EMPIRE BOULEVARD, Brooklyn 11213
    kosher, No Accessibility
  • Boys & Girls H.S.
    1700 FULTON STREET, Brooklyn 11213
    non-kosher, Partially Accessible
  • M.S. 061 Dr. Gladstone H. Atwell
    400 EMPIRE BOULEVARD, Brooklyn 11225
    non-kosher, No Accessibility
  • Middle College High School
    1186 Carroll Street, Brooklyn 11225
    non-kosher, Fully Accessible
  • Clara Barton High School
    901 CLASSON AVENUE, Brooklyn 11225
    non-kosher, Partially Accessible

Meals for Seniors (60-years-old and above)

  • General Food Assistance Resources
    • Any New Yorker, including seniors, can visit nyc.gov/GetFood or call 311 and say “Get Food” for a list of key additional key resources:
      • A list of locations of grab and go pick up of meals and pantry bags for seniors who have someone who can shop for them
      • Information regarding how to apply for and use SNAP
    • A portal to find out if you’re eligible for and enroll in Emergency Food Delivery
  • Additional Meal Delivery (see local list below for meal delivery providers)
    • Meal delivery services work on a case-by-case basis and may offer breakfast, lunch and/or dinner depending on the case.
    • Citymeals on Wheels delivers meals to seniors meeting the following criteria:
      • Must be 60 years of age or older
      • Must be unable to prepare nutritious meals or have no one to do so for you
      • Must be able to live safely at home if services are provided to you
      • Must be physically or mentally incapacitated and in need of some assistance
      • Even if you receive home care or Medicaid, you are still eligible to get meals if the home care worker cannot prepare a meal to fit your dietary or religious restrictions, or if he or she is designated to assist only with other tasks.
      • Click this link and enter your zip code at the bottom of the page to sign up, or call the organization at 212-687-1234.
    • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) at NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County:
      • The New York State Department of Health's Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) offers free, nutritious foods to seniors aged 60 years of age and older.
      • Provides a free supplemental food package, once a month, to Senior citizens 60 years and older. Packages may include: cheese, canned vegetables and fruits, canned meats and fish, breakfast cereals, UHT and nonfat dry milk, fruit juices, rice, spaghetti, macaroni, whole grain rotini, peanut butter, dried beans.
      • Who Can Apply for CSFP:
        • Seniors 60 years of age or older
        • To be eligible, applicants must have an income that falls within the CSFP guidelines established by the federal government, and be a resident of New York State.
      • *How Do I Apply for CSFP: *To apply for the CSFP Program, please call a CSFP local agency provider nearest you for application information. Once each month you or your proxy will pick up your food at a convenient food distribution site. The CSFP local agency providers are listed below:
        • Locations:
          • New York Common Pantry: 423-438 E 138th St, Bronx, NY 10454
            • (917) 982-2564
          • Kings County Hospital Center: 840 Alabama Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207
            • (718) 498-9208
          • Kings County Hospital Center: 91-29 143rd St, Jamaica, NY 11435
            • (718) 523-2220
    • GoGoGrandparent
      • Allows use of Lyft or Uber without a smartphone.
      • Step 1: Register for GoGo by clicking here or by calling 1 (855) 464-6872.
      • Step 2: CALL 1 (855) 464-6872 and wait to hear: “Thanks for calling GoGo”
      • Step 3:
        • PRESS 1 to immediately request a Lyft or Uber to your home.
        • PRESS 2 to request a Lyft or Uber to where we dropped you off last.
        • PRESS 3, 4 or 5 to request a Lyft or Uber to a custom pick up location (once you’re registered please give us a call to set these up).
        • PRESS 6 to request a Lyft or Uber with an operator.
        • PRESS 7 to request meals delivered from local restaurants near you, by delivery services like DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates, and Uber Eats.
        • PRESS 8 to request groceries delivered from local supermarkets, by services like Instacart, Postmates, Shipt, and more.
        • PRESS 0 to speak with an operator about scheduling requests in advance or anything else.
    • GoGoGourmet: Meals delivered to the door of your home (855) 754-5328
    • GoGoGroceries: Groceries, delivered to the door of your home (855) 222-4919
  • The National Supermarket Association, in partnership with Lyft, is providing access to transportation for seniors in New York City
    • Using the code NSARELIEF in the Lyft app, seniors will have access to $25 for rides to and from designated National Supermarket Association-affiliated supermarkets in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Upper Manhattan during designated senior hours, between 5:30am and 9:30am.
  • Uber started a service for senior citizens to order UberEats meal deliveries without the app by ordering food over the phone with a live Uber representative and getting it delivered to their door.
    • Customers will only need a SMS or text-based phone to get started
    • When they call 1-833-USE-UBER, a live team member will walk them through their options, take and place the order and dispatch a delivery driver for dropoff
    • The service is available daily from 7AM to 9PM
    • Gives full access to Uber’s NYC Eats restaurant partners and will include a tipping option (but with no delivery or service fees)
  • PLEASE SCROLL DOWN to the section “Citywide Non-Profit Organizations Offering Food Delivery and/or Mobile Markets” FOR MORE MEAL DELIVERY OPTIONS

Special Supermarket Shopping Hours for Seniors Only

  • Aldi
    • 8:30AM-9:30AM is reserved for seniors, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns on Tuesdays and Thursdays*. *
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Aldi
  • Big Lots
    • First shopping hour is reserved for senior citizens (65+) and those with underlying health concerns who feel they are most vulnerable to the virus. at-risk individuals.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Big Lots
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Dollar General
    • First hour of opening for senior shopping only.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Dollar General
  • Fairway Market
    • 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. open to those 65 and older, those with increased susceptibility to serious illness, and expecting mothers
    • See Store Finder Here for nearest Fairway Market
  • Foodtown
    • 7AM-8AM is reserved for customers 65 and older. ID is required.
  • Food Bazaar
  • Gristedes
    • 7AM-8AM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is reserved for senior, immunocompromised and disabled customers. 
  • Key Food Supermarkets
    • 7AM-8AM is open for seniors. Some stores may be offering hours for People with Disabilities, call a store near before visiting to find out their policy.
  • Rite Aid
    • 9AM-10AM is open for seniors and individuals with a weakened immune system.
  • Stop and Shop
    • 6:00 am – 7:30 am is reserved for senior customers (60+)
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Stop and Shop
  • Target
    • First shopping hour on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings is reserved for seniors and those with underlying health conditions.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Target
  • Trader Joe’s
    • Either 8am to 9am or 9 am to 10 am (depending on the store), a special line for senior customers outside the store to ensure expedited service.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Trader Joe’s
  • Whole Foods
    • All Whole Foods Markets have dedicated shopping hours for seniors 60 and older, those with disabilities and high risk individuals. Find local store hours here
    • Select Whole Foods Markets have dedicated grocery pickup for members 60 and older, those with disabilities and high risk individuals.
  • Costco
    • 9-10AM on Tuesday and Thursday for members 60 and older and people with disabilities or who are immunocompromised 
    • Exceptions:
      • Brooklyn and Staten Island stores Senior Shopping Hours are 8-9AM, Mon-Fri

Supermarkets, Delis, Bodegas & Retail Food Stores (Offering Delivery)

This list below includes all retail food stores within the neighborhood from the New York State Retail Food Store Open Data and a Google Maps Places API search with keyword search terms “bakery, convenience store, deli, food, grocery, supermarket.” 

  • For delivery services such as DoorDashInstacartFreshDirectGrubHubPeapodPostmates,  ShiptSeamlessYelp and UberEats, an email address and credit card is required for registration. 
  • The listed apps do not accept SNAP (EBT) payments for delivery, but many retailers do IN-STORE.
  • The SNAP Retailer Locator allows anyone to locate nearby SNAP-authorized retailers by entering a street address, city, and state, or zip code. Enter your starting location and select a retailer or map point to get details and directions
  • Delivery fees range from around $0.99 to $10, but most fees are waived if you spend over $10 or $15 in the app (for independent grocers, this may be higher)
  • Many delivery services are flooded and there may be extra long wait times, unavailable products and/or no delivery possible.

The Food Policy Center team is in the process of verifying the status of any retail food store listed without a phone number.

Please call stores before visiting, as their services (take-out, delivery, benefits such as SNAP) may be changing frequently due to COVID-19.

  • Bumbi Mini Market Corp
    1426 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 622-8300

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by Seamless
    • Delivery radius: 15 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $15
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    261 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 363-7600

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Curbside pickup available by phone
    • Delivery radius: local
    • Delivery fee: $10
  • Floral Decorators and Organic Fruit Baskets
    305 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 771-0800

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-4:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-2:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    243 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 774-3818

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery minimum: $55
  • Gold Star Deli & Food
    261 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 484-0733

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Seamless and Grubhub
  • Ideal Food Basket
    1410 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 604-2008

    • Sunday 8:00AM-7:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday 9:00AM-7:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-8:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: 5-10 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $50
  • Kahan's Superette
    317 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 756-2999

    • Sunday-Wednesday 7:30AM-11:00PM
    • Thursday 7:30AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, email, or visiting store website
    • Delivery minimum: $50
    • Delivery fees: $5
  • Koshertown Supermarket
    469 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 778-6171

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:30AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery radius: 2 miles
    • Delivery minimum: $70
  • Late Night Deli
    243 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 484-3662

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-7:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-7:00PM: Pickup Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Grubhub, Seamless, and Minibar
    • Delivery radius: 15 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $15
  • Lerman's Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
    455 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 604-0261

    • Sunday-Friday 9:00AM-7:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 8:30AM-9:30AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 3-4 blocks from store
    • Delivery minimum: $30
  • Marwan Deli
    260 Utica Ave #2, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 771-4140

    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Curbside pickup available by phone
  • Matanzas Deli Market
    1564 Park Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 953-2292

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Uber Eats
  • Mr. Greens
    330 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 774-7336

    • Monday-Saturday 8:30AM-7:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 8:30AM-4:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • Sunday 10:00AM-4:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by phone or emailing mr.greens@gmail.com
    • Delivery radius: Crown Heights
    • Delivery minimum: $30
  • N & S Gourmet Deli & Grocery
    1250 Park Place, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (347) 529-0577

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Seamless
  • Raskin's Fish Market
    320 Kingston Ave #4328, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 756-9521

    • Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-6:00PM: Store Hours
    • Friday 8:00AM-3:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-6:00PM: Pickup Hours
    • Friday 8:00AM-3:00PM: Pickup Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone and Postmates
    • Delivery minimum: $25
  • Raskin's Fruit & Produce
    335 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 756-3888

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery minimum: $50
    • Delivery fees: $5
  • Stop Four Deli Inc
    137 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 773-0680

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Walgreens
    1040 St John's Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 953-7150

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by Grubhub, Seamless, and Minibar
    • Delivery radius: 15 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $15
    • Additional notes: First Tuesday of each month is Senior Day 55+ get 20% off regular priced items
  • Associated Supermarkets
    650 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 703-1650

    • Monday-Saturday 7:30AM-9:30PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
  • Associated Supermarkets of Nostrand Ave
    975 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 953-0020

    • Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • Friday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 9:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • CVS
    1251 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 282-8908

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available 24/7 by Shipt
    • Delivery radius: see the coverage map here
    • Delivery fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery.
    • In-store pickup available
  • Empire Kosher Supermarket
    529 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 221-2144

    • Sunday-Tuesday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Wednesday 8:00AM-11:00PM: Store Hours
    • Thursday 8:00AM-12:00AM: Store Hours
    • Friday 8:00AM-2:30PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Tuesday 8:00AM-7:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • Wednesday-Thursday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery fee: depends on size of order
  • Klein's Grocery
    504 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 493-9045

    • Sunday-Tuesday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • Wednesday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Thursday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • Friday 8:00AM-3:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery minimum: $50
  • Kol Tuv Grocery
    409 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 953-4440

    • Sunday 9:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-12:00AM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM: Pickup Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by emailing koltuvgrocery@hotmail.com
    • Delivery radius: 10 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $70
      • Orders less than $70 are available for delivery within a 3 block radius
    • Curbside pickup available by emailing koltuvgrocery@hotmail.com
  • Lincoln Market
    33 Lincoln Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 469-1700

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:30PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases
    • Delivery minimum: $30
  • Los Brothers Grocery Corporation
    608 New York Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 774-4800

    • Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Friday-Saturday 8:00AM-12:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by phone or email
    • Delivery radius: close to store
    • Delivery minimum: $30
  • Pioneer Supermarkets
    191-199 Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 941-2777

    • Monday-Saturday 7:30AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday 7:30AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: local
    • Delivery minimum: $40
  • Prospect Deli and Smoke Shop
    41 Lincoln Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (347) 533-7300

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP accepted, cold food only
    • Delivery available by Grubhub
  • Rite Aid
    1679 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 282-7476

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • Delivery available by Instacart
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • The Market Place - Crown Heights
    589 E New York Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 363-1300

    • Sunday-Tuesday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Wednesday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Thursday 8:00AM-11:00PM: Store Hours
    • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM: Closes 90 minutes before sunset on Friday
    • SNAP accepted
  • Tony's Market
    835 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 484-8804

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Western Beef Supermarket
    44 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 417-3770

    • Monday-Thursday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • Friday-Saturday 6:30AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • Delivery available by Instacart
  • Wholesome Gourmet Market
    534 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 282-0004

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available only by apps; Grubhub, Seamless, Easy 2 Eat, etc.
    • Delivery minimum: $10

Supermarkets, Delis, Bodegas & Retail Food Stores (No Delivery)

_This list below includes all retail food stores within the neighborhood from the New York State Retail Food Store Open Data and a Google Maps Places API search with keyword search terms “bakery, convenience store, deli, food, grocery, supermarket.” _

The Food Policy Center team is in the process of verifying the status of any retail food store listed without a phone number.

Please call stores before visiting, as their services (take-out, delivery, benefits such as SNAP) may be changing frequently due to COVID-19.

  • 163 Deli Grill I
    163a Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (313) 231-8762

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-2:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • 188 Utica Grocery Inc. 1-Stop
    188 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 774-4520

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • A C Grocery
    127 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 467-8806

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • No contact information available
  • Ahmed Deli Grocery and smoke shop Corporation
    255 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Albany Food Corporation
    176 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 604-1356

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP not accepted
  • Alwahid Gold Star Deli
    1308 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Apple Drugs (Crown Heights Pharmacy)
    376 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • Monday-Thursday 9:30AM-8:00PM
    • Friday 9:30AM-2:30PM
    • Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM
  • AS Grocery
    280 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 778-1074

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00PM
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Bin-Amer Deli & Grocery
    409 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

  • Buffalo Deli & Grill
    184 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (347) 663-3907

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Burgos Grocery
    1588 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Chan Deli & Grill
    161 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (347) 350-5762

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP accepted, cold food only
  • Chuky Grocery Fruits Store
    416 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • City Pride Grocery & Deli
    231 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Clari Grocery
    332 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 467-2281

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Additional information: Spanish-language only
  • Crown Heights Butcher
    415 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (347) 770-4048

    • Sunday-Thursday 9:00AM-8:00PM
    • Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • CTown Supermarkets
    330 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 363-0404

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Eastern Pkwy Supermarket
    291 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (347) 789-1006

    • Sunday 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • Monday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Economic Deli Grocery
    1664 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
  • El Cao Deli Grocery
    81 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (347) 365-7888

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted, cold food only
  • Errol Marscon Grocery
    1207 Lincoln Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Family Food Grocery
    167 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Family Grocery
    224 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Food Universe Marketplace
    1720 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (347) 889-5542

    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Fruits 'N Nuts
    1607 President St, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Gourmet Deli
    74 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Hong Fish Market
    324 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 604-9285

    • Sunday 8:00AM-7:00PM
    • Monday, Tuesday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • Wednesday, Thursday 8:00AM-11:00PM
    • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Kingston Fruit & Vegetables West Indian Grocery
    265 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Love Express Deli
    214 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 756-2352

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • New Deli Grocery
    269 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-1:00AM: Store Hours
  • Peravia Deli Grocery Store
    305 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Raidan Deli
    1508 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (347) 533-4627

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • No contact information availible
  • Real Madrid Inc. Deli-Grocery
    1349 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Sk Farm Fruit & Vegetables
    1381 Sterling Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Soto and Diaz Grocery
    401 Troy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
  • Sunshine Deli and Grocery
    199 Rochester Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Super Starlin Deli
    172 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (347) 384-1900

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Ujamaa Health Food
    406 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 771-8478

    • Monday-Saturday 10:00AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday 11:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • United Deli & Grill Smoke Shop
    301 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 629-3139

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • United Grocery & Deli
    1095 Park Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Utica Food Deli
    214 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • Sunday-Saturday 10:30AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
  • Utica produce corp
    282 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • Utica Top Farm
    346 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-7:00PM: Store Hours
  • Yamco Deli Inc. Deli & Grocery
    169A Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

    • No contact information available
  • 25/7 Express Sullivan
    356 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 940-0106

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • 1990 Deli & Grill
    1990 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 975-8133

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-2:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • 2000 Gor-Met
    17 Lincoln Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11225

  • Aden Gourmet
    683 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 387-8066

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Adrianos Meat Market
    1244 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (347) 406-7073

  • African Caribbean & American Food Mart
    640 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 693-0261

    • Monday-Saturday 10:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Carlitos Deli Grocery
    290 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 604-8507

    • Sunday-Saturday 10:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • CJ Fruit Market
    840 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

    • No contact information available
  • Ebbets & Raymond Deli
    1640 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 282-2571

  • Es Wholesome Foods Natural & Organic Products Deli-Grocery Etc.
    98 Montgomery St, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 693-6988

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Family Mini Market
    1080 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

    • No contact information available
  • Foodtown of Crown Heights
    905-13 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 756-3069

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-8:00PM
  • Franklin Deli
    871 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (347) 787-5762

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Habib 1 Deli
    631 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 284-1203

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted, cold food only
  • Joangy Deli Grocery
    999 President St, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (347) 295-2210

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Juana Mini Market
    608 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

    • No contact information available
  • Juhman Deli
    809 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

    • No contact information available
  • K & S Supermarket
    237 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 771-8793

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-10:30PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 5:00AM-11:00PM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Key Food Supermarket
    1232 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 287-1706

    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Kim Fish Market
    1049 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 756-9439

    • Monday-Saturday 8:30AM-6:30PM
    • Sunday 8:30AM-4:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Labay Market
    1127 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 221-0395

    • Friday, Saturday, Thursday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00AM-8:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
  • Melany Food Center
    410 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 693-0703

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:40AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Mermaid Fish Market
    1196 President St, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 363-1196

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Curbside pickup available
  • O & J Fruit Corporation
    565 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • OEG Fruit & Vegetable
    1133 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 856-6230

    • Sunday 9:00AM-8:00PM
    • Monday-Saturday 7:30AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Parksidez Corner Deli
    713 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 282-1482

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:20AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Peoples 99 Cent Discount
    319 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

  • Rogers Deli and Grocery
    523 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Sakeer Deli and Grocery
    220 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 708-6191

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP accepted, cold food only
  • Shabbos Fish Market
    417 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (347) 533-6004

    • Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-7:00PM
    • Friday 8:00AM-2:30PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Three Brothers Mini Market
    1104 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 856-4201

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • TT Tobacco Grocery
    1030 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

    • No contact information available
  • Univircitu Corner Deli
    1618 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 771-5500

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP accepted

Farmers' Markets in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens

To ensure the below farmers's markets are open, please call or check the listed websites for the most up-to-date information.

Many farmers' markets accept cash, SNAP/EBT, debit/credit, WIC and Senior FMNP coupons. They may also offer Health Bucks for EBT users -- for every $5 spent in EBT, customers receive a $2 Health Buck coupon to purchase additional fruits and vegetables. For an updated list of farmers' markets near you (including days/hours of operation) visit nyc.gov/health and search "farmers markets."

*During the winter season, markets accept Health Bucks but may not distribute them.

Shelters, Transitional Housing and Services for Homeless People in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens

Many organizations that normally require proof of residence or ID are making exceptions due to coronavirus and extending services to people who are homeless or in crisis without documentation.

Below is a list of shelters, transitional housing and services for homeless people in the South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens area. The NYC Food Policy Center will be continuously calling to check openings.

Please call before visiting in case of changes.

Also find shelter in NYC through the Coalition for the HomelessProject STAY and ShelterList. Call the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) 24-hour hotline for additional direction: (212)-361-0584, or the Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) office, also 24/7 at 917-521-3900.

  • Haitian Centers Council - Louverture Residence
    1001 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 940-2200, (718) 221-9640

    • Services offered:
      • Offering virtual services like Tele-health counseling appointments are available
      • Continuing care and client services for older adults, HIV-positive clients, and formerly homeless individuals
      • HIV testing on-site has been paused
      • Supportive Housing placement for eligible persons living with HIV/AIDS
      • Nutritional support with emergency grab & go food boxes distributions every Saturday at 11AM (Flatlands Reformed Church Community Center 3931 Kings Highway)
  • JBFCS - Maple House
    480 Maple St, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 735-5966

    • Services offered: Transitional housing facility providing individuals (ages 18+) who have a history of homelessness and mental illness with supervised housing
    • Additional information:
      • All offices, clinics, and residences remain open

Resources for Immigrants and Undocumented Individuals & Families

The resources below come primarily from A Guide to Community-Based Organizations for Immigrants

While many food pantries and soup kitchens require ID under normal circumstances (COVID-19 may affect), some organizations are making exceptions for the state of emergency and extending their services to everyone in need, regardless of documentation.

Please call or email before visiting for updates about their services.

The following resources offer services for which ID/official residence is never required:

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • 1011 First Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10022
  • Helpline: (888) 744-7900, Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Service delivery model has been transitioned to a telephonic model and we continue to serve the most vulnerable New Yorkers.  If you need help, please call the Catholic Charities Helpline at 1-888-744-7900, Mon - Fri 9AM to 8PM
  • Food pantry locations are open and provide “grab and go” bags so that New Yorkers will not go hungry during this “stay at home”.  In East Harlem, our food pantry is packing bags of food for delivery to homebound seniors. For more information, contact us at CCFOOD@ARCHNY.ORG  or the Food Hotline at 646-457-9730 for all food related inquiries. 
    • Bronx Center: 402 E 152 Street, between Melrose and 3rd Avenues
      • Wednesday:  11 am to 3 pm
      • Thursday: 10 am to 1 pm
      • Friday from 10 am to 1 pm
    • Kennedy Center: 34 W 134 St,  Between Lenox and 5th  Ave -- entrance through W 135 Street
      • Wednesday: 9 am to 1 pm 
    • St. Cecilia Pantry: 125 E 105 St between Park and Lexington Ave, Manhattan
      • Wednesday: 9 am to 12 noon
    • St. Augustine: 1168 Franklin Ave between 167 and 168 St. Bronx
      • Monday: 9 am to 12 noon
      • Thursday: 2 pm to  4 pm
  • Eviction prevention services also continue to operate and are working to prevent the accrual of rent arrears. For more information, please call the Catholic Charities Helpline at 1-888-744-7900
  • Immigration Division has been able to implement seminars and distribute critical information via electronic means, and our attorneys are still accompanying clients to those courts that remain open. For more information, please call the New Americans Hotline, 1-800-566-7636, Mon - Fri 9AM - 8PM, Sat-Sun 9AM - 5PM

Damayan Migrant Workers Association

  • Languages: English, Tagalog
  • 406 West 40th St. 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018
  • Phone: (212) 564-6057
  • Helps labor trafficking survivors develop escape plans, secure emergency housing and financial assistance, access social and legal services, find employment, and facilitate family reunifications. Also engages in community and organizing for fair labor standards and labor trafficking.

Refugee Services Refugee Services (RS) within the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is the single state agency responsible for the implementation of services to refugees.

  • Find a program for refugees here.
  • Contact RS for information about services at (518) 402-3096.

Immigrant Rights and Services: Public Benefits Available to Immigrants Many important services and benefits are available to all people, regardless of immigration status.  Some of these services are for emergency needs. The services listed below are available to all people, including undocumented immigrants.

  • Children under 19 are eligible for health insurance under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP),
  • Pregnant women, children under 5 years of age, and mothers of babies up to 6 months old (or 12 months if breastfeeding) are eligible for nutrition education, nutritious food and breastfeeding support under Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC),
  • Prenatal care for pregnant women under the Prenatal Care  Assistance Program (PCAP),
  • Emergency medical care, including ambulance service,
  • Domestic violence counseling,
  • Immunizations,
  • HIV testing and counseling,
  • Emergency shelter,
  • Poison control hotline,
  • Food pantry services,
  • Child welfare and foster care services,
  • Public school education,
  • School breakfast and lunch programs,
  • Senior services and senior center programs provided by the Department for the Aging,
  • Services that protect against consumer fraud provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs,
  • Protection against discrimination provided by the Human Rights Commission,
  • Services and facilities provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation,
  • Services provided by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,
  • Public library services and special events,
  • Public transportation,
  • Police protection, and
  • Fire protection. If you are facing deportation and need a lawyer, you may ask for a lawyer by calling the State Office of New Americans Hotline at (800) 566-7636

The following are some benefits that only U.S. citizens and immigrants with certain legal status that are “lawfully present” can receive:

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI),
  • Food stamps,
  • Cash assistance,
  • Public housing,
  • Section 8 Housing vouchers, and
  • Medicaid (non-emergency).

Services for Immigrants and Undocumented Individuals/Families Close to South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens

  • St. Augustine American Catholic Church - Social Service Program
    298 Schenectady Ave, 1st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 773-1338

    • Services offered: Church social service ministry offering community residents in need a food pantry, and translation services for immigrants
    • Additional information:
      • Food pantry open Fridays 1PM-3PM
      • Translation services available Thursdays 1PM-4PM
      • Immigration referrals
  • Community Healthcare Network - Crown Heights
    1167 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 778-0198

    • Services offered:
      • Prenatal and post-partum care
      • Gynecology
      • Sexual health services
      • Pediatrics
      • Adolescent medicine
      • Adult medicine
      • Geriatric care
      • Mental health services
      • Behavioral health therapy
      • Psychiatric medication management
      • Family planning services
      • Immunizations
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • In response to COVID-19, CHN now offers telehealth visits and is screening all patients. Stay up to date here.
    • Additional information:
      • Please call (866) 246-8259 for questions
      • Hours:
        • Monday - Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • CUNY Citizenship Now! - Medgar Evers College Immigration Center
    1150 Carroll St, Room 226, Queens, NY 11225
    (718) 270-6292

    • Services offered: CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • The office is closed but staff are working remotely during this time. Please email or leave a message to contact staff.

Resources for People with Disabilities

Coronavirus is putting immense pressure on mobile and delivery services throughout New York City. Below are resources for people with disabilities who may already rely on these systems and/or need extra support during this time. Please call or email before visiting for updates about their services.

Center for Independence of the Disabled NY

  • Currently with customers via telephone only.
  • Manhattan office: 212-674-2300.
  • Queens office: 646-442-1520.
  • If they are unable to speak with you when you call, they will return all messages as soon as they are able.
  • ASL-speaking consumers can call the Manhattan office VP line at 646-350-2681 or the Queens VP line at 347-905-5088.
  • Coronavirus update
  • Food access
  • Transportation and Access-A-Ride

Crisis Services/Mental Health: Mobile Crisis Teams A mobile crisis team is a group of health professionals, such as nurses, social workers and psychiatrists, who can provide mental health services, primarily in people’s homes.

  • To request a team, call NYC Well at (888) NYC-WELL (888-692-9355)

Helping Hands for the Disabled of NY

  • Action Line: We are here for you 9am – 9pm, seven days a week at 718-606-9712
  • Food Pantry Available for Disabled People: We can bring food to you. 718-606-9712

NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

NYC Mayor’s Office: Disability Service Facilitators Contact Information with EMAIL ADDRESSES and/or ASL VIDEO PHONES which may be helpful for people who are unable to hear and/or speak

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities: The Front Door The Front Door is the way OPWDD connects people to the services they need and want.  Once you enter, a person-centered planning process begins which helps you learn about and access service options taking your needs and desires into consideration.  It will also give you the chance to direct your own service plan or help your family member or loved one as they direct theirs.

  • The first step: Determine eligibility
  • If eligible to receive services: Begin planning process
  • Support and service options available: residential, employment, day habilitation, children’s services and aging services.

Contact the OPWDD regional office that covers your county (Manhattan 646-766-3220) to access the Front Door, or call the OPWWD Info Line at 1-866-946-9733.

Olmstead Rights: New York Disability Resources and Advocacy Organizations

  • Links to government agencies and disability rights organizations in New York.

Services for People with Disabilities in South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens

  • Fort Greene Council, Inc. - Transportation
    196 Albany Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 773-2600

    • Services offered: Programs for developmentally challenged adults, food resources
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Temporarily closed until further notice
      • Grab-and-go meals suspended; meals will be delivered to members' homes, call 311 for GetFood Program
  • Goodwill Industries - Seamark Center
    261 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 372-0450

    • Services offered: Personal recovery program offering individuals with mental illness (ages 18+) vocational, social, recreational, and educational programs
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Currently all program are remote other than medical
    • Additional information:
      • Phone Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM
  • The Guild For Exceptional Children
    260 68th St, Brooklyn, NY 11213
    (718) 833-6633

    • Services offered:
      • The Guild for Exceptional Children is a non-profit organization located in Brooklyn, NY that provides assistance to children, adults, and seniors with developmental and intellectual disabilities
      • The preschool, UPK, family support, residential, and day habilitation programs support individuals with special needs, such as: Autism, Epilepsy, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy
    • Additional Information:
      • Not accepting new students at this time
      • Please call Human Resources to answers questions about service at (347) 560-2353
  • Community Healthcare Network - Crown Heights
    1167 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
    (718) 778-0198

    • Services offered:
      • Prenatal and post-partum care
      • Gynecology
      • Sexual health services
      • Pediatrics
      • Adolescent medicine
      • Adult medicine
      • Geriatric care
      • Mental health services
      • Behavioral health therapy
      • Psychiatric medication management
      • Family planning services
      • Immunizations
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • In response to COVID-19, CHN now offers telehealth visits and is screening all patients. Stay up to date here.
    • Additional information:
      • Please call (866) 246-8259 for questions
      • Hours:
        • Monday - Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM

Citywide Non-Profit Organizations Offering Food Delivery and/or Mobile Markets

  • GetFoodNYC: a meal delivery program created by the City of New York to assist New Yorkers who are unable to access food themselves during COVID-19. 
    • Apply here by creating an account. Call 311 if you need help creating an account.
    • Intended for individuals and families affected by COVID-19 who meet the following criteria:
      • No members of the household can go out and get food because they are at increased medical risk or homebound
      • No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for you
      • Do not receive meal assistance from other providers (such as: Meals on Wheels or God's Love We Deliver); and
      • You are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery
    • Households may place an order once every two days.
    • Each order contains 4 meals per person in the household. No household will receive more than 8 meals per delivery.
  • City Harvest: Mobile markets are still operating throughout the city. Please click here to find a mobile market in your neighborhood.
  • CityMeals on Wheels: Deliver meals to eligible New Yorkers over 60 years old.
  • God’s Love We Deliver: Deliver meals to eligible New Yorkers who are too sick to cook or shop for themselves.
    • Eligibility Requirements and Application Information here.
    • Require a Medical Provider to sign the application for services.
    • COVID-19 response: Sending all clients shelf-stable bags
    • Twitter Updates
  • Invisible Hands Deliver: A program delivering groceries and other essential items to populations vulnerable to COVID-19.
    • To request a delivery, use the form online or call (732) 639-1579 to request a delivery via phone
  • GoGo: GoGo turns on demand transportation companies like Lyft into services that can be accessed and monitored without a smartphone. You can order take-out food and/or groceries with GoGoGourmet and GoGoGroceries (see below). You may also request special accessibility services through GoGoGrandparent, though you do not have to be a senior (just 18+ years of age). 
    • Step 1: Register for GoGo by clicking here or by calling 1 (855) 464-6872.
    • Step 2: CALL 1 (855) 464-6872 and wait to hear: "Thanks for calling GoGo"
    • Step 3: 
      • PRESS 1 to immediately request a Lyft or Uber to your home.
      • PRESS 2 to request a Lyft or Uber to where we dropped you off last.
      • PRESS 3, 4 or 5 to request a Lyft or Uber to a custom pick up location (once you're registered please give us a call to set these up).
      • PRESS 6 to request a Lyft or Uber with an operator.
      • PRESS 0 to speak with an operator about scheduling requests in advance or anything else.
    • GoGoGourmet: Meals delivered to the door of your home (855) 754-5328
    • GoGoGroceries: Groceries delivered to the door of your home (855) 222-4919
  • Meals on Wheels America: Deliver meals to eligible Network of over 5,000 independently run local programs
    • Search for participating locations near you here. Requirements and eligibility vary from location to location. Some locations may also provide additional services, including pet food and medical supply delivery services.
  • GrowNYC Fresh Food Boxes: seasonal produce well below retail prices
    • Visit a Fresh Food Box site near you (see bullets below)
    • Pay $14 (or $15 at workplace sites) in cash, credit/debit, EBT/SNAP, or Health Bucks for next week’s share
    • Return the following week to pick up your share: 10-15 pounds of fresh, high-quality produce
    • All Fresh Food Box sites accept SNAP/EBT and Health Bucks
    • SUSPENDED: Hunter College, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 1 Centre Street, and Department of Health.
    • OPEN (operating outdoors): 
      • Lenox Hill Neighborhood House: 70th Street & 1st Avenue, 1st Avenue Entrance
      • Project H.O.P.E.: 854 Hunts Point Avenue
      • Family Health Center of Harlem: Now operating at East Harlem Health Action Center (below)
      • East Harlem Health Action Center: 158 E 115th Street
      • Uptown Grand Central: Southwest corner of 125th Street & Park Avenue
      • Montefiore: 871 Prospect Ave, Bronx (Friday's, 2-5pm)
    • See GrowNYC updates here.
  • Mutual Aid Groups:** **Click here to find the closest mutual aid group to you:
    • Request help online or call the Mutual Aid NYC Hotline
  • GrowNYC Farmers Markets and Youthmarkets: offering seasonal, fresh produce, for New York City residents. Locate a market near you here; most accept EBT/SNAP and Health Bucks 
    • Deemed essential businesses, GrowNYC reconfigured 80+ food access sites to keep them open and safe for shoppers, producers, and staff. ​
    • Working with community partners to deliver free Fresh Food Boxes to low income New Yorkers who are undocumented, unemployed, or struggling in high need neighborhoods. 
    • Building out distance learning resources to continue to support educators and the general public as learning spaces move remote.
    • Many Greenmarket producers are offering a variety of ways to purchase their products, from allowing customers to pre-order and pick up at a market, to direct home delivery and shipping products from their online stores. All of that information is available in one place at GrowNYC Greenmarket Alternative Sales Directory 2020
    • See GrowNYC updates here.
  • Common Pantry: Providing takeaway meals for hot breakfast and dinner programs
  • To sign up for the Nourish program, visit either our Manhattan or Bronx locations 
    • 8 East 109th Street, East Harlem
      • Monday-Friday at 2:30PM, hot meals
      • Saturday-Sunday at 4-5PM, Brown Bag lunches
    • 1290 Hoe Avenue, Bronx
      • Thursday and Friday at 10AM-2PM
      • Saturday at 10AM-2PM
    • For additional questions about services contact NYCPServices@nycommonpantry.org
  • Farms That Are Delivering: A database of farms nation-wide that are delivering locally and across the country.** **
    • Meat, produce, and dairy that can be ordered for purchase and delivery online

Additional Resources for New Yorkers

Case Management Services

  • See hitesite to locate a Case Management Agency near you

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • SNAP provides food assistance for eligible New Yorkers. SNAP benefits can be used to purchase fresh produce and groceries at participating stores and online retailers.
  • All in-person Human Resource Administration (HRA) Appointments are CANCELLED.
  • All SNAP application and recertification interviews can now be done online/by phone.
  • Apply for SNAP online at www.nyc.gov/accesshra or by smart phone with the ACCESS HRA app. After you submit your application, complete your eligibility interview by calling 718-SNAP-NOW (718-762-7669) anytime between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.
  • If you cannot get SNAP benefits quickly enough and need urgent help, please call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777. SNAP Application:
  • Apply online for SNAP here.
  • To locate a SNAP center near you click here. If you were already in the process of applying for SNAP:
  • Your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) case will stay open EVEN if you DO NOT….
    • Complete your eligibility interview in person if one was scheduled. You can still complete your eligibility interview by phone by calling 718-SNAP-NOW (718-762-7669) anytime between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.
    • Submit your 6-month periodic report. Please submit all required documents through the ACCESS HRA app’s mobile document upload feature.
    • Meet the Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) work requirements

Official SNAP Enrollment Centers in NYC - Human Resources Association (HRA)

There is at least one SNAP enrollment center location open in each of the five boroughs at this time. Please call rather than visiting: 

  • Bronx - Crotona S46*
    • 1910 Monterey Avenue, 5th Fl., Bronx, NY 10457
    • Phone: 929-252-7436 | Fax: 917-639-1107
    • Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • This center includes a children's area that does not provide supervision.
  • Brooklyn - Clinton Hill #67
    • 495 Clermont Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238
    • Phone: 929-221-2809 | 929-221-1568
    • Fax: 917-639-2511 | HDU Fax: 718-639-7705
    • Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • This center includes a Children's Corner, which provides supervision during limited hours.
  • Brooklyn - Coney Island #63
    • 3050 West 21st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
    • Phone: 929-221-3856 | 929-221-3867
    • Fax: 917-639-2515 | HDU Fax: 917-639-2516
    • Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • This center includes a children's area that does not provide supervision.
  • Manhattan - Waverly S19
    • 12 West 14th St, 4th Fl., New York, NY 10011
    • Phone: 212-352-2524 | Fax: 917-639-2504
    • Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • This center includes a Children's Corner, which provides supervision during limited hours.
  • Queens - Queens S53
    • 32-20 Northern Blvd., 2nd Fl., LIC, NY 11101
    • (Entrance on One Honeywell Street)
    • Phone: 718-784-6315 | Fax: 917-639-2492
    • Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • This center includes a Children's Corner, which provides supervision during limited hours.
  • Staten Island - Richmond S99
    • 201 Bay Street, 2nd Fl., Staten Island, NY 10301
    • Phone: 718-390-6994 | Fax: 917-639-2537
    • Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) offering assistance with SNAP applications  Many CBOs provide help completing SNAP applications and screening applicants for eligibility. 

  • They DO NOT provide interviews (the final step of the application process) - this is only done at the HRA locations listed above. 
  • Due to COVID-19, interviews may not be required or may be completed by phone. HRA will contact you if they need more information after you apply. For the Site Finder, enter your address and choose Site Type “Food Stamp Center” to find a CBO offering assistance with SNAP applications close to you.
  • It is difficult to confirm the status of these organizations, so please always contact them before visiting. The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center is continually reaching out to try to verify opening hours and temporary closures.
  • If you cannot go to a location, you can request reasonable accommodations (if you are working, elderly, or disabled; if you have problems with child care; if you have trouble traveling to a SNAP Center). Call HRA’s infoline at 718-557-1399 (free language translation services are available) or contact HRA online here. 

Retail store locations accepting SNAP in NYC: The SNAP Retailer Locator allows anyone to locate nearby SNAP-authorized retailers by entering a street address, city, and state, or zip code. Enter your starting location and select a retailer or map point to get details and directions.

Online retailers accepting SNAP in NYC:

  • Amazon
    • Add your SNAP EBT card here.
    • Amazon Restaurants is not currently operating
    • Amazon Fresh inventory and delivery may sometimes be unavailable; confirmation is available only at online checkout
    • Prime Now, Amazon Fresh, and Whole Foods Market are still delivering. Delivery customers always have the option to select “unattended delivery” (if no alcohol in order) during checkout if they prefer not to come into contact with others.
    • Check coronavirus updates here.
  • ShopRite
    • Do not accept EBT for delivery, just for pick up orders.
    • Still delivering
    • Implemented “drop at your door” service for delivery orders. Your driver will call or text you when they are on their way to make your delivery and your groceries will be left at your door unattended. (Provide your mobile phone number in the Delivery Instructions field at checkout when placing delivery orders.) Note, payment options may have changed to accommodate this service. *SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay delivery fees. 

Health Bucks Health Bucks is a coupon program that is run by the City of New York for individuals who receive SNAP benefits, to buy fresh, locally-grown produce. Health Bucks can be used at any NYC Farmers Market that accepts SNAP benefits. 

  • You MUST be a SNAP recipient to be eligible for Health Bucks.
  • For every $5 you spend at farmers markets using SNAP on an EBT card, you can automatically and immediately get $2 in Health Bucks
  • Pharmacy to Farm Prescription program
    • Receive $30 in Health Bucks when you fill your prescription for blood pressure medication at select pharmacies in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan
    • Sign up at any pharmacy listed below:
      • Brooklyn
        • Brooklyn Center Pharmacy at 104 Dekalb Ave., 11201 in Downtown Brooklyn
        • Myrtle Drug Care at 355 Myrtle Ave., 11205 in Fort Greene
        • Park Drugs at 801 Nostrand Ave., 11225 in Crown Heights
        • Whitman Pharmacy at 329A Myrtle Ave., 11205 in Fort Greene
      • Manhattan
        • Drug Mart II at 4873 Broadway, 10034 in Inwood
        • Dyckman Pharmacy at 199 Dyckman St, 10040 in Inwood
        • Nagle Pharmacy at 210 Nagle Ave., 10034 in Inwood
        • New Amsterdam Drug Mart at 698 Amsterdam Ave., 10025 on the Upper West Side
        • New London Pharmacy at 246 8th Ave., 10011 in Chelsea
        • New York City Pharmacy at 206 1st Ave., 10009 in East Village
        • Quick RX UWS at 909 Columbus Ave., 10025 in Upper West Side
      • Queens
        • Image Heights Pharmacy at 7501 37th Ave., 11372 in Jackson Heights
        • Jannat Pharmacy at 7203 35th Ave., 11372 in Jackson Heights
        • Nueva Vida Pharmacy at 81-25 37th Ave., 11372 in Jackson Heights
        • Superior Pharmacy at 80-05 Roosevelt Ave., 11372 in Jackson Heights

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC provides nutrition for eligible pregnant and postpartum women and children. Fathers and caregivers can also apply for their children.

  • Normally WIC applicants must apply in person, but most centers are now working via phone.
  • Determine if you are eligible for WIC here
  • You do NOT need to be a US citizen to receive WIC
  • If applicants have all necessary documents, WIC benefits are effective immediately after application
  • Locate a WIC center near you here or call 1-800-522-5006
    • Those applying can make an appointment by calling one of the centers closest to them.
    • Remote services available only
  • For more information on WIC see the New York State Department of Health WIC website

Organizations Providing WIC Services close to South Crown Heights/Lefferts Gardens (Please call rather than visiting)

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