Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guide: Bensonhurst

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: Bensonhurst

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 Bensonhurst 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

Bensonhurst 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.

  • Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, Church of the Holy Spirit
    1712 45th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    CCBQ Call Center: (718) 722-6001, Church of the Holy Spirit: (718) 436-5565
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Friday 9:00AM-11:00AM: Every other Friday
  • Muslim Community Patrol & Services, Masjid Al Iman of Brooklyn
    2015 64th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (347) 391-8721
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Friday 1:00PM-3:00PM
    • Preparing and delivering meals for senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals
    • To sign up for meals, call or text listed number
    • All meal registration must be renewed every week by Wednesday at 5PM
  • Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations, Inc. - Food Pantry
    8635 21st Ave, 1B, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 333-1834 x7301
    Status: Open
    ID Required:
    Kosher

    • Tuesday September 28 9:00AM-4:00PM
    • Tuesday October 5 9:00AM-4:00PM
    • Tuesday October 12 9:00AM-4:00PM
    • Tuesday October 19 9:00AM-4:00PM
    • Tuesday October 26 9:00AM-4:00PM
    • Visitors can pick up food once per month
    • ID required for all family members
  • Health Essential Association, CPMM
    2336 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (646) 515-6898, (718) 373-2562
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Friday 10:30AM-12:00PM: 4th Friday of the month
  • Reaching Out Community Services
    7708 New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (917) 509-9055, (718) 373-4565
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Tuesday September 28 9:30AM-4:30PM
    • Wednesday September 29 9:30AM-4:30PM
    • Thursday September 30 9:30AM-4:30PM
    • Friday October 1 9:30AM-4:30PM
    • Monday October 4 9:30AM-4:30PM
    • Serving only those within the following zip codes: 11204, 11209, 11214, 11223, 11224, 11228, 11229
    • Photo ID required and matching proof of residency, such as a current utility bill. Identification for children required as well.
    • Serving emergency situations only

Department of Education Meal Hubs: PROGRAM ENDED

  • As of September 10th, Department of Education Meal Hub Sites are no longer serving grab-and-go meal service for adults and children

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
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Dollar General
    • First hour of opening for senior shopping only.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Dollar General
  • Target
    • First shopping hour on Tuesdays is reserved for seniors and those with underlying health conditions.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Target
  • 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
    6321 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available 24/7 by 7NOW app
    • Delivery radius: 1.5 miles
    • Delivery fee: orders below $15 have a fee of $1.99
  • 16th Ave Food Corner
    4101 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 436-7986

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted

      No additional information available, please call before visiting.

  • Bensonhurst Market: A Met Food Program
    7215 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 256-7002

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone and Instacart
    • Delivery radius: 1 mile
    • Delivery fees: $2
  • Breadberry
    1689 60th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 259-6666

    • Sunday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • Monday, Tuesday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • Wednesday 7:00AM-11:00PM
    • Thursday 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • Friday 7:00AM-4:30PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
    • Delivery minimum: $150
  • Columbus Deli
    6610 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 236-8623

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-4:30PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Grubhub
  • Cristoford Fish Market
    7002 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 232-1233

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Pickup available
  • CVS
    6817 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 837-1471

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by DoorDash
  • Fischman's Grocery
    4421 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 853-1802

    • Sunday-Friday 8:00AM-6:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 10 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $40
  • Goldbergs Grocery
    5025 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 435-7177

    • Monday-Saturday: 24 hrs
    • Delivery available by phone
  • Grocery Star Plus Cove Inc
    370 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-1:00AM: Store Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • No contact information available
  • Netcost Market
    2339 65th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 627-7449

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by visiting store website and for in-store purchases
    • Delivery radius: 3.7 miles
    • Delivery fees: $60
    • Delivery minimum: $3.95
  • Pier 18 Fish Market
    4904 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 851-0311

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:30AM-7:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-5:30PM: Delivery Hours
    • Delivery available by phone
  • Refresh Fruits
    5510 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 437-4422

    • Sunday 8:00AM-6:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday, Tuesday 7:00AM-7:00PM: Store Hours
    • Wednesday 7:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Thursday 7:00AM-7:30PM: Store Hours
    • Friday: Store opens at 7:00AM and closes 2 hours before sunset on Fridays
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, text, and WhatsApp to listed phone number, or email at orders@refreshfruits.com
    • Delivery fee: depends on delivery destination
  • Springfield Farm
    6124 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 234-7273

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:30AM-7:30PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: local
  • Sunflower Food Market
    2409 65th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Veggies Inc
    5301 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (347) 554-8410

    • Monday-Thursday, Saturday 10:30AM-7:00PM
    • Friday 10:30AM-3:00PM
    • Sunday 10:30AM-6:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 5 miles
    • Delivery minimum: $40
  • Villabate Alba
    7001 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 331-8430

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Seamless and Uber Eats
  • Walgreens
    6101 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 236-0146

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-7:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by DoorDash
  • 7-Eleven
    2515 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 266-0420

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by 7NOW app or DoorDash
    • Delivery radius: 1.5 miles
    • Delivery fees: Orders below $15 have a fee of $1.99
  • BJ's Wholesale
    1752 Shore Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 372-6951

    • Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday 9:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
  • Cherry Hill Market
    2284 86th St #1, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 373-4900

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
      • Place order online, then call the local store right away to confirm the order.
      • Also affiliated with cityfreshmarket.com, which may have more locations close to you.
    • Delivery radius: Depends on the local store – may have walking/driving deliveries
    • Delivery minimum: $50 for free delivery
    • Delivery fee: depends on delivery destination (if below $50 purchase)
  • CVS
    2151 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 266-5000

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available 24/7 by Shipt and CVS app
    • Delivery radius: see the coverage map on store website
  • CVS
    8430 New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 232-4204

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available 24/7 by Shipt
    • Delivery radius: see the coverage map on store website
    • Delivery fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery.
  • CVS
    2014 Cropsey Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 266-2636

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available 24/7 by Shipt, DoorDash, and Uber Eats
    • Delivery radius: see the coverage map on store website
    • Delivery fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery.
  • Dennis Grocery
    2302 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 265-0974

    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone
  • Key Food Supermarket
    8772 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 331-5080

    • Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 9:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone and for in-store purchases until 2:30PM
    • Delivery radius: Bensonhurst area
    • Delivery fee for phone orders: $7
  • La Chapincita
    1806 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 837-1284

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-10:00PM
    • Delivery available by phone
  • Lin's Deli & Grocery
    7619 New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 259-5980

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
  • Los 3 Hermanos
    8742 25th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 946-3461

    • Monday-Saturday 6:30AM-12:00AM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Netcost Market
    8671 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 259-8850

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases and by visiting store website
    • Delivery radius: 3.7 mile
    • Delivery fees: $60
    • Delivery minimum: $3.95
  • New Deli Foods
    2168 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 266-3550

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery fees: $5
  • NY Brooklyn Bread
    8108 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (347) 492-4353

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by DoorDash
    • Delivery radius: NYC
  • Rinconcito Chapin
    1738 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 872-7793

    • Delivery available by phone
  • Sem Sem Fruit & Grocery
    1955 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (917) 400-4680

    • Sunday-Saturday 11:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: close to store
    • Delivery minimum: $25
  • Shan Market
    2620 Cropsey Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 265-4082

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by DoorDash, Delivery.com, Grubhub, and store website
    • Delivery radius: check website for information
    • Delivery minimum: $8
  • Stop & Shop
    2965 Cropsey Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 266-2705

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Vucciria Food & Gourmet
    2275 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 331-0100

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
  • White Mountain Farm Grocery
    8406 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 266-6062

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:30AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery radius: 3 blocks
  • Food Dynasty Supermarket
    1525 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 256-9500

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone and store website
    • Delivery radius: 2 miles
    • Delivery minimum: $25
    • Delivery fee: $6.99
  • Grace Market
    7114 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 630-1118

    • Sunday-Saturday 12:00PM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available
    • Delivery radius: close to store
  • La Bella Marketplace
    7907 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 331-0050

    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, dependent on staff availability
    • Delivery radius: 2 miles
    • Delivery minimum for phone orders: $25
    • Delivery fee:
      • Phone orders: $7
      • In-store purchases: $2

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.

  • 18 Deli Ave
    6102 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    • SNAP accepted
  • 6923 The Lucky Store
    6923 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 676-7000

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Aaron's Grocery
    6705 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (347) 729-0830

    • Sunday-Saturday 11:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Ace Market
    6511 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 331-6898

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Appetizing Plus
    4801 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 438-0848

    • Sunday, Saturday 7:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Wednesday 7:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Thursday 7:00AM-11:00PM: Store Hours
    • Friday: Store opens at 7AM and closes 2 hours before sunset
    • SNAP accepted
  • Bari Pork Store
    6319 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 837-9773

    • Sunday 8:00AM-2:00PM
    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
  • Bazaar Deli & Grocery
    30 Avenue O, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 639-9720

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Pickup available
  • Becky Grocery
    2383 65th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (646) 707-9750

    • Sunday-Saturday 11:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Campos Deli Grocery
    7020 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 234-1005

    • Monday-Saturday 10:30AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 10:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Carlo's Grocery
    1983 52nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 253-0322

    • Monday-Friday 10:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Pickup available
  • Catracho Grocery
    6823 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 256-0905

    • SNAP accepted
  • Deli-Plus
    5721 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 256-1809

    • Thursday 9:00AM-10:00PM
    • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Dongsheng Food
    6719 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 256-0010

  • Emanuel Deli Grocery
    6402 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (347) 358-1108

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Gourmet Deli Grill
    6318 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (347) 462-9418

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Pickup available
  • Great Green Supermarket
    6614 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 232-3380

    • Sunday-Friday 8:30AM-8:30PM
    • Saturday 8:30AM-8:00PM
  • K-N Deli & Market INC.
    5924 20th Ave #2407, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (917) 767-4421

    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-6:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Kaffs Bakery & Grocery
    4616 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 438-0931

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:30AM-6:30PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Karzinka
    6629 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11204

  • Latino's Grocery
    2485 65th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    • Sunday-Saturday 10:30AM-6:30PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Lucky Corner Mini Market
    6101 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • MG Fresh Fruits
    2319 65th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 645-1639

    • Sunday-Saturday 11:30AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Moon Convenience & Deli
    7402 New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (347) 312-3882

  • Moshes Fruit
    4807 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 438-6835

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • New AB Food
    7402 17th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (347) 587-3339

    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • New Group Market Inc
    7012 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 236-1168

    • Sunday-Saturday 10:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • New Morelos Deli Grocery
    6004 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 790-6545

  • New Star Cheese Italian Grocery
    7305 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    • SNAP accepted
  • OK Fish Market
    6824 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 236-3930

    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Paradise Fruit & Vegetable
    1622 Bay Ridge Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Pete Rosito Fruit
    1787 Bay Ridge Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

  • Prime by Ari
    5010 16th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 851-0051

    • Monday-Tuesday 8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Wednesday-Thursday 8:00AM-7:00PM
    • Friday 8:00AM-1:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • QQ Mini Market Inc
    7110 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (347) 767-3810

    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Queen AA Grocery
    7214 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 331-1948

    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Queen Ann Ravioli
    7205 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 256-1061

  • Quick Stop
    6824 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 331-2259

  • Rosner's Grocery
    5430 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

  • Shauly's Meal Mart
    1973 60th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 236-2200

    • Monday, Tuesday 10:00AM-6:00PM
    • Wednesday, Thursday 9:00AM-7:00PM
    • Friday 9:00AM-1:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Star Deli
    6602 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 232-3334

    • Sunday-Saturday 5:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Taishan Grocery Inc
    6209 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    • SNAP accepted
  • The Palms Halal
    1786 66th St, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Walgreens
    6628 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 236-6790

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Tuesday 8:00AM-9:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-7:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday 10:00AM-7:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • 17th Mini Mart
    8306 17th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214

  • 19th Ave Deli & Grocery
    1880 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • No contact information available
  • 76 Cuccis Deli & Grocery
    7602 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (347) 371-9382

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-12:00AM
  • 86 Supermarket Inc
    2243 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP accepted
  • 86th St Gourmet Deli
    8523 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214

  • 2233 Food Market
    2221 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • A & J Grocery
    1910 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

  • A & Z Convenient
    2727 Cropsey Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Ahmed's Grocery and Halal meat
    2150 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (347) 702-6601

    • Sunday-Saturday 10:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Around The Clock Deli
    8601 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 259-6700

  • B & R Foods
    7904 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214

  • Bath Fresh Deli & Grocery
    2272 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (347) 702-5721

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Bay 31 Supermarket
    2222 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 265-3388

  • Bay Gourmet
    2279 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

  • Bay Parkway Deli & Grill
    8508 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 372-0379

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted, cold food only
  • Bay Parkway Deli Grocery
    2171 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214

  • Benson Mini Market
    1653 Benson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 259-9727

  • Bensonhurst Grocery Corporation
    1702 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (347) 275-6999

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Deli - Kulinarija
    2002 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 372-2887

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • EK Express Way Deli
    7514 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 232-1002

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • El Chapin Deli Grocery
    7710 17th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP accepted
  • Emmanuelt - The Best Deli Grocery
    7816 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP accepted
    • Additional notes: Spanish-speaking only
  • Fortune on 86th
    1686 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 256-4646

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Golden City Supermarket
    2217 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 975-8082

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:30PM
  • Good View
    7820 New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 621-9388

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:30AM-7:30PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Green Food Supermarket
    8508 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 266-8886

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:30AM-7:30PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Jmart
    8121 New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 758-5973

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Jupiter Grocery
    7817 New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 975-8585

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted
  • KCI & John's Deli
    2601 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 946-2301

    • Sunday-Saturday 10:30AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Kim's Market
    8018 17th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • KS Fruit Market
    2233 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • No contact information available
  • Lai Fu 88 Grocery
    2102 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (347) 429-5777

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-12:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Liu's Deli
    2061 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (646) 683-7152

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
  • Luisa Deli Grocery
    1858 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 372-1260

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:30PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Mong Kok Supermarket
    1815 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 837-2220

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
  • MS Kissan Center
    8609 Bay 16th St C3, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • My Favorite Deli
    1978 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 449-1251

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
  • On the Luck Mini Mart
    2204 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP accepted
  • Penuela Deli Grocery
    2570 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP accepted
  • Polish Deli & Foods
    7722 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (347) 312-6210

  • Rite Aid
    8222 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 256-6635

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
  • Salam Deli Grocery
    7818 New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Sea Land Seafood & Meat Market
    2502 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 266-1668

    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • STW Deli King
    1722 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP accepted
  • Sunny Mini Market
    8017 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 234-7825

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Sunshine Convenience
    2476 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 714-7188

    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-6:00PM
    • Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Sunshine Deli & Grocery
    1705 81 St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 259-2586

    • Sunday-Saturday 10:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Tasty Deli Supermarket
    2381 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 266-9296

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
  • Thanksgiving Supermarket
    2243-2247 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 234-8008

  • Tribuzio Meat Market
    7714 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 837-1115

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:30AM-5:30PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • US Asia Market
    2218 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Walgreens
    2535 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • 欧江
    8648 26th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214

    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • 72 St Grocery
    7206 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 833-0802

  • 86 Optima Center
    1516 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 234-9057

    • Sunday-Saturday 5:30AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • 7024 Deli And Grocery
    7024 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 232-0030

  • 7201 Fort Hamilton Pkwy Food Corp.
    7201 Ft Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 833-3059

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 8:30AM-9:00PM
  • 8421 Deli Inc
    8421 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228

    • SNAP accepted
  • Asim Convenience Corp
    1404 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 259-7871

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Bath Avenue Deli Inc
    1525 Bath Avenue A, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 232-2131

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Bath Avenue Market Corporation
    1572 Bath Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228

    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Bova's Meat Market
    8020 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228

    • SNAP accepted
  • Cielo Azul Deli Grocery
    6910 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (347) 517-4401

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-7:30PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • D Hights Finest Deli Grill
    6902 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 921-3354

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Dean Mini Market
    7224 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228

    • SNAP accepted
  • E & D Mini Market
    7909 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Favorite Choice Grocery Inc.
    8401 15th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228

    • SNAP accepted
  • Gourmet 8421 Deli
    8425 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228

    • Sunday-Thursday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • Friday, Saturday 6:00AM-1:00AM
    • no contact information available
  • I & R Deli
    1495 70th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228

    • SNAP accepted
  • King's 86 C-Store
    1420 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 377-2493

  • Pattys Meat Market
    7917 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 836-4400

    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-6:00PM
    • Saturday 9:00AM-4:30PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Premium Deli
    8220 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 238-9417

  • Romeo Foods
    7801 15th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 331-5911

    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-6:30PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-2:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Superfresh Supermarket
    7002 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 333-5421

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Tony's Market
    1047 84th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 484-8804

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Walgreens
    1532-34 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 234-8444

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday 9:00AM-5:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Curbside pickup by store website
  • Walgreens
    7009 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 256-1761

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-8:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday 9:00AM-5:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Yum's Fruit Market Inc
    77-15 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 837-8782

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-6:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted

Farmers' Markets in Bensonhurst

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.

Social Services in Bensonhurst

Child and Family Services in Bensonhurst

There are no specific child and family service organizations found in this neighborhood. Please refer to 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 Bensonhurst

  • Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare - Holy Family Home
    1740 84th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 885-8484

    • Services offered: Nursing home providing adults (ages 18+) with short- and long-term care, rehabilitation, and social services
    • Additional information:
      • Visits are still suspended; call the family hotline (718-885-8484 x728) to arrange for video calls with family members

Education and Employment Services in Bensonhurst

There are no specific educational and employment service organizations found in this neighborhood. Please refer to the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

Health and Medical Services in Bensonhurst

  • HealthCare Choices (HCC) Community Health Center - Brooklyn
    6209 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    (718) 234-0073

    • Services offered: Primary care, secondary care, dental, testing, and counseling, as well as case conferences
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Appointments for both telehealth and in-office services can be made online
      • Some in-office services have resumed
  • Council of Jewish Organizations (COJO) of Bensonhurst
    8635 21st Ave, 1B, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 333-1834

    • Services offered: Providing all low-income individuals (with a focus on Jewish seniors and immigrants) with advocacy, housing assistance, immigrant support, food pantry, educational programs, and a quarterly newsletter.
  • Reaching - Out Community Services
    7708 New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 373-4565

    • Services offered: Food pantry, food assistance, social services referrals
    • Additional information:
      • Emergency service food pantry is operating Monday - Friday, 9:30AM-4PM. Only certain zip codes serviced.
      • Houseless people can receive a food package each day through the Homeless Meal Program
      • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9AM-5PM
  • American Italian Coalition of Organizations (AMICO)
    138 Bay 20th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 256-3445

    • Services offered: Case assistance/service coordination, including assistance with food stamps, Medicaid, housing, and section 8 recertification
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • This organization is currently open in-person
      • For all services affected by COVID-19, visit their website
    • Additional information:
      • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM
  • Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn
    8711 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 259-2828 x2

    • Services offered: Recreational, educational, and cultural programming; counseling; immigrant support; social services; and a Beacon after-school program for youth and adults.
    • Additional notes:
      • Call listed number, ext. 2 or visit here for additional information on current social services offered
      • Can provide assistance accessing SNAP benefits
      • For further inquiries email: info@fiaobrooklyn.org
  • Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
    7802 Bay Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 331-6800

    • Services Offered: Community center offering programs on financial counseling, mental health, nutrition, safety net management, citizenship application, and family violence prevention
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Aquatics classes have reopened, membership services are on hold for now.
      • All fitness and memberships activities, as well as classes are on pause and postponed
      • After school programs have opened for the 2020-2021 school year. More information and registration can be found here.
      • Early Childhood, Youth Classes, Services for Kids with Disabilities, Teen Programs operations have moved online till further notice.  If you are interested to learn more, please reach out to:
      • Continues to distribute take out meals for vulnerable seniors from 12-12:30PM daily.
      • Available by phone and email for consultations - check out the listed website for a list of extensions
      • All case managers continue to work (remotely) and are available by phone and email for consultations
      • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes offered on a regular schedule via remote learning
        • Free intensive online ESOL classes for adults, ages 18 and up
        • Morning (9 am to 12 pm) and evening (6:45PM-9:45PM) English classes with highly experienced instructors.
        • Classes run three-four times a week, Monday - Friday. Please sign up here or call ext. 121

There are no specific legal service organizations found in this neighborhood. Please refer to the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

Mental Health Services in Bensonhurst

There are no specific mental health service organizations found in this neighborhood. Please refer to the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

Mutual Aid Organizations in Bensonhurst

Senior Services in Bensonhurst

There are no specific senior service organization found in this neighborhood. Please refer to the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

Substance Use Programs in Bensonhurst

There are no specific substance use service organizations found in this neighborhood. Please refer to the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

Women's and Domestic Abuse Services in Bensonhurst

There are no specific women's and domestic abuse service organizations found in this neighborhood. Please refer to the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

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
    • 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 Bensonhurst (Please call rather than visiting)

  • Maimonides Medical Center
    5613 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11219
    (718) 854-3190

    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Services are being offered remotely
      • On-site appointments are limited
      • New clients must sign up in person
    • Office Hours:
      • Open 24 hours

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