Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guide: Bayside/Little Neck

by NYC Food Policy Editor

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: Bayside/Little Neck

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 Bayside/Little Neck 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

Bayside/Little Neck 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.

  • Queensborough Community College
    222-05, 56th Ave, Queens, NY 11364
    (718) 631-6320
    Status: Open
    ID Required:
    • Monday 3:00PM-4:00PM
    • Tuesday, Thursday 9:00AM-10:00AM
    • Tuesday, Thursday 4:00PM-5:00PM
    • Wednesday 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Wednesday 2:00PM-3:00PM
    • Friday 9:00AM-10:00AM
    • Friday 1:00PM-2:00PM
    • Only open to CUNY students. Must show CUNY ID.

Department of Education Meal Hubs (Breakfast and Lunch Available)

  • 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 9:00AM-1:00PM
  • 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 (Grab-and-Go Breakfast and Lunch Available)* Meal Hubs in Bayside/Little Neck

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

  • Bayside High School
    32-24 CORPORAL KENNEDY STREET, Queens 11361
    non-kosher, Partially Accessible
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
    57-00 223RD STREET, Queens 11364
    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
          • Food Bank for New York City
            • (212) 566-7855
          • 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.
  • 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
    • Some Aldi stores have adjusted their opening hours of operation to 8:30AM daily. The first hour is still 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
    • Some stores still have the first shopping hour reserved for at-risk individuals.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Big Lots and check hours.
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Dollar General
    • First hour of opening for senior shopping only.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Dollar General
  • Rite Aid
    • 9AM-10AM is open for seniors and individuals with a weakened immune system.
  • Stop and Shop
    • 6AM-7:30AM daily is reserved for customers over the age of 60 or with a weakened immune system.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Stop and Shop
  • Target
    • First shopping hour on Tuesdays is reserved for seniors and those with underlying health conditions.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Target
  • 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 Monday through Friday for members 60 and older and people with disabilities or who are immunocompromised. Only members who meet this criteria will be able to shop during these hours. Guests will not be admitted.

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.

  • 7-Eleven
    208-22 Cross Island Pkwy, Queens, NY 11360
    (718) 352-3949

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available 24/7 by 7NOW app
    • Delivery radius: 1.5 miles
    • Additional fees: Orders below $15 have a fee of $1.99
  • Bay Club Convenience Store Inc
    1 Bay Club Dr #1, Queens, NY 11360

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00AM-7:00PM
    • Thursday 9:00AM-6:00PM
    • Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
    • Sunday 9:00AM-2:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
  • Duane Reade
    2428 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11360
    (718) 747-0291

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Saturday 9:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday 9:00AM-7:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Ph: Pharmacy Hours
    • Ph: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by store website
  • Stop & Shop
    21315 26th Ave, Queens, NY 11360
    (718) 279-3188

    • Monday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM: Store Hours
    • Sunday 6:00AM-11:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-7:30AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by Peapod
    • Delivery radius: throughout NYC
    • Delivery minimum: per Peapod
    • Delivery fee: As low as $2.95 with discounts, otherwise $6.95 for orders over $100, $9.95 for orders $60-$99.99.
  • 7-Eleven
    218-01 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 225-0716

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by 7Now app
  • Bayside Milk Farm
    35-15 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 225-0050

    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • Saturday 8:00AM-7:00PM
    • Sunday 8:30AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
    • Delivery radius: 10 miles
    • Delivery minimum: $20
    • Delivery fee: $7.50-$30, depending on delivery destination
  • CVS
    212-20 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 281-3223

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
    • Delivery radius: see coverage map here
    • Additional fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery
  • Foodtown of Bayside
    47-33 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 224-0544

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, email, and for in-store purchases
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code (Little Neck, Bayside, Douglaston)
    • Delivery minimum: $10
    • Delivery fee: Phone orders carry a $10 delivery fee. Email and in-store orders are delivered free.
    • Curbside pickup available
  • H Mart Bayside
    46-40 Francis Lewis Blvd, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 229-7400

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:30AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Instacart
    • Pickup available by phone
  • Sky Convenience & Deli
    40-02 Corporal Kennedy St, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 423-8221

    • Monday-Saturday 7:30AM-7:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-6:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Grubhub and Uber Eats
  • Walgreens
    3920 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 224-2606

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by store website
  • Duane Reade
    24946 Horace Harding Expy, Queens, NY 11362
    (718) 747-0180

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • Saturday 9:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 9:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by store website
    • Pickup available
  • Lucky Busy Deli Inc
    249-6 Horace Harding Expy , Queens, NY 11362
    (718) 229-3749

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-4:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Postmates
    • Delivery radius: close to store
  • Polo Deli Inc
    251-32 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11362
    (718) 428-3030

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-3:30AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Grubhub
    • Pickup available
  • Stop & Shop
    24926 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11362
    (718) 423-5601

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-11:00AM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by Peapod
    • Delivery radius: throughout NYC
    • Delivery minimum: per Peapod
    • Delivery fee: As low as $2.95 with discounts, otherwise $6.95 for orders over $100, $9.95 for orders $60-$99.99.
  • CVS
    242 24 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11363
    (718) 225-0864

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
    • Delivery radius: see coverage map on store website
    • Delivery fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery
  • Douglaston Deli
    44-23 Douglaston Pkwy, Queens, NY 11363
    (718) 631-3353

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-5:00PM
    • Saturday 8:00AM-4:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-2:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Uber Eats
  • Buddy's Kosher Deli
    215-01 73rd Ave #21501, Queens, NY 11364

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:30AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by phone and for in-store purchases
  • Constantine's Delicatessen
    205-10 48th Ave, Queens, NY 11364
    (718) 225-6918

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone, store website, Grubhub, Uber Eats, and for in-store purchases
  • CVS
    215-16 73rd Ave, Queens, NY 11364
    (718) 479-2782

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
    • Delivery radius: see coverage map here
    • Delivery fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery
  • Key Food Supermarket
    214-14 73rd Ave, Queens, NY 11364
    (718) 464-9324

    • Monday-Friday 7:30AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by Instacart
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Key Food Supermarket
    61-46 Springfield Blvd, Queens, NY 11364
    (718) 229-3509

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:45PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by Instacart
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $10
    • Delivery fee: $5
    • Pickup available
  • Shivmani Food
    223-24 36 Union Tpke, Queens, NY 11364
    (718) 464-4624

    • Sunday-Friday 6:00AM-10:00PM
    • Saturday 6:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
  • Walgreens
    61-29 Springfield Blvd, Queens, NY 11364
    (718) 428-8888

    • Friday 7:00AM-11:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00AM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Instacart

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.

  • 7-Eleven
    4100 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 225-2015

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • 7-Eleven
    202-15 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11361

    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • 4701 Deli Corporation
    4701 Francis Lewis Blvd, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 279-2920

    • Monday-Saturday 6:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Pickup available
  • Bayside Farm Market
    205-11 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11361

  • Bell Grocery & Deli
    35-12 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 224-8532

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-5:00PM
    • Sunday, Saturday 8:00AM-2:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Bistro New York
    21902 Northern Blvd #2D, Queens, NY 11361

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM: Store Hours
  • Blue Water Fish Market
    47-35 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 423-5397

    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-7:00PM
    • Saturday 9:30AM-6:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Pickup available
  • Han Mi Meat Market
    201-2 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11361

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:30AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
  • Lifetime Deli & Grocery
    21505 Northern Blvd #3, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 352-0887

    • Monday-Saturday 6:30AM-3:30PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Northern Meat Market Inc.
    21001 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 224-5700

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Rite Aid
    43-20 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 631-8200

    • Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM
  • Wan Wan Mart Inc
    21515 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11361
    (718) 229-8759

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-4:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • 7-Eleven
    246-15 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11362

    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Healthy Gourmet Inc
    5606 Marathon Pkwy, Queens, NY 11362
    (631) 827-7916

  • Kim's Korean Produce Meat Market
    252-04 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11362
    (718) 428-6750

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:30AM-6:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Pickup available
  • Nature Farm Supermarket Corp
    249-26 Horace Harding Expy , Queens, NY 11362
    (718) 281-1183

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Slim’s
    254-31 Horace Harding Expy, Queens, NY 11362
    (718) 631-1345

    • Sunday-Saturday 4:00AM-6:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Pickup available
  • Charlie and Frank Trading
    42-25 235th St Little Neck, Queens, NY 11363

  • Douglaston Delicatessen
    4225 235th St, Queens, NY 11363

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Heta Deli Convenience inc
    213-22 48th Ave, Queens, NY 11364

  • New ABC Convenience Store
    20802 48th Ave #1102, Queens, NY 11364
    (718) 352-0012

    • Sunday-Saturday 10:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Temporarily closed until further notice
  • New Mart
    221-10 Horace Harding Expy, Queens, NY 11364
    (718) 428-4748

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Quick Stop Deli & Grocery
    22324 Union Tpke, Queens, NY 11364

    • No contact information available
  • Red Arrow
    61-23 Springfield Blvd, Queens, NY 11364
    (718) 631-5510

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-6:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Spring Break Deli
    220-02 Horace Harding Expy, Queens, NY 11364

Shelters, Transitional Housing and Services for Homeless People in Bayside/Little Neck

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 Bayside/Little Neck 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.

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 Bayside/Little Neck

There are no specific services for immigrants and undocumented individuals and families found in this neighborhood. Please refer to city-wide services listed above and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

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.

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 Bayside/Little Neck

  • Commonpoint Queens - Bay Terrace Center
    212-00 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11360
    (718) 423-6111 x213

    • Services offered: Athletic center and pool during the summer season, learning bridges program
    • Additional information:
      • Call to reserve available food delivery and pickup from food pantries with kosher groceries
        • Delivery radius: Queens, Northeast Queens
        • No delivery fee
  • The Shield Institute - Bayside Center
    39-09 214th Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11361
    (718) 229-5757

    • Services offered: Provide support for families experiencing stressors, such as job loss or food insecurity.
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • To ensure continuity of learning as mandated by each child’s IEP goals, currently delivering related services, including speech, occupational, physical therapies and counseling, via Teletherapy. 
      • Intake Department is actively screening and scheduling requests for Evaluations. Relying on secure platforms for video conferencing, continuing commitment and obligation to maintain compliance with both HIPAA and FERPA. Currently conducting Evaluations through Google Meet and alternative, secure video conferencing platforms. Evaluators will determine, on an individualized basis, if an accurate and meaningful evaluation can be conducted remotely. For inquiries about evaluations, incoming student enrollment and virtual tours contact Shari Krinsky: skrinsky@shield.org or Wanda Rodriguez: wrodriguez@shield.org
      • The Shield continues to provide person-centered health and wellness activities, opportunities for communication and self-expression support, and development of life skills. Day Habilitation is currently being offered via: 
        • In-person Small Group Activities in outdoor settings
        • Virtual Groups
        • Individual remote contacts via telephone, email and videoconferencing
        • Home visits 
        • For questions or referrals contact Elizabeth LaMarca elamarca@shield.org or (718) 229-5757 ext. 2210
      • Pre School Ages 3-5:
        • Google Classroom is currently being used as an enrichment to target short term objectives and further progress in meeting IEP goals.
      • School Age 5-21:
        • Providing one-on-one and small group instruction via Google Meets. To ensure continuity, existing curriculum is now being delivered online.
      • For vocational services contact Doyin at Dazeez@shield.org or (718) 450-4846
      • The Shield Clinic continues to provide Mental Health services, Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy. Therapeutic services, Psychosocial and Part 1 of Psychological evaluations are currently offered via Telehealth. Part 2 of Psychological evaluations and Psycho-sexual evaluations will be conducted on site and are being scheduled for future dates. On site clinical services will be provided with adherence to state and local guidelines employing use of personal protective equipment (face masks, sneeze guards, gloves) and maintaining social distancing.
      • For general questions contact Leigh O’Malley at lomalley@shield.org or (718) 939-8700 ext. 1339
  • Common Point Queens-Samuel Field YM & YWHA
    58-20 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, NY 11362
    (718) 225-6750

    • Services offered: Access to food, mental health counseling, and benefit enrollment
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Some regular programming is running virtually:
        • Livestream of exercise classes, webinars, music therapy, among others
        • After-school digital learning
        • Teletherapy
        • Various youth programs
      • Full, regular services such as pre-K, after school care, and day care are currently not running
    • Additional Information:
      • Currently offering first responders daycare and emergency childcare
      • Available home food delivery and pick-up from food pantries
        • Delivery radius: Queens, Northeast Queens
        • No delivery fee
  • Human First - Day Habilitation Program - Little Neck
    58-20 Little Neck Pkwy, Lower Level, Queens, NY 11362
    (718) 428-2121

    • Services offered: Day habilitation program
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Temporarily closed until further notice
  • Little Neck Care Center
    260-19 Nassau Blvd, Queens, NY 11362
    (718) 423-6400

    • Services offered: comfort measure care (end of life planning), nursing home, rehabilitation
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Currently admitting new residents, but no visitors are allowed at this time
  • Quality Services for the Autism Community - Preschool & Early Childhood Center
    245-37 60th Ave, Queens, NY 11362
    (718) 728-8476

    • Services offered: Services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Programs for children include early intervention, preschool, school, after school, and in-home educational and support services. QSAC’s adult programs include supportive living, skill development programs, vocational training and job placement, and in-home services.
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • QSAC’s reopening plan can be found here.
      • QSAC's day habilitation and school programs will continue to be closed until further guidance is received from the respective government agencies. Please continue to follow updates on listed website and to regularly check your email from pertinent alerts from QSAC.
      • QSAC Schools to Continue Remote Learning through Summer
      • ABA Parent Training Series and Support Groups Now Online
      • At-home learning resources for children and adults are available on listed website.
  • Association For Neurologically Impaired and Brain Injured Children (ANIBIC)
    61-35 220th St, Queens, NY 11364
    (718) 423-9550

    • Services offered: Provides a broad range of services for individuals with intellectual disabilities over age 21.

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 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: 646-437-8080
  • 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 Bayside/Little Neck (Please call rather than visiting)

  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    400 Lakeville Rd, Suite 250, Queens, NY 11209
    (718) 470-4620

    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Services are being offered remotely
      • On-site appointments are limited
      • New clients can receive their cards by mail or pick it up in person
    • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM-4PM

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