Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guide: Central Harlem

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: Central Harlem

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 Central Harlem 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

Central Harlem 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.

  • 415 M Wadleigh Secondary School For The Performing Visual Arts
    215 W 114th, Brooklyn, NY 10026
    (212) 749-5800, x0
    Status: open
    ID Required: unknown

    • The Wadleigh Market allows families to shop for groceries, toiletries, pet food and household items free of charge. Students can pick up Wadleigh Market items during school hours.
  • Canaan Baptist Church
    132 W 116th St , New York, NY 10026
    (212) 866-0301
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

    • Saturday 12:00PM-2:00PM
    • Pantry runs once per month. Call to find out this month's date.
  • DreamCenterNYC, Kings Houses
    1390 5th Ave, New York, NY 10026
    (917) 327-6050
    Status: open
    ID Required: unknown

    • Friday 4:00PM-5:00PM
    • First come, first served
  • First Corinthian Baptist Church
    1912 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Blvd, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 864-5976, x4
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Friday April 16 1:00PM-3:00PM
    • Friday April 23 1:00PM-3:00PM
    • Friday April 30 1:00PM-3:00PM
    • Friday May 7 1:00PM-3:00PM
    • Friday May 14 1:00PM-3:00PM
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • Food Bank for New York City - Community Kitchen
    252 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 566-7855, (212) 665-9082
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

    • Monday-Friday 4:00PM-6:00PM
    • Serving to-go meals only
    • 2 meals per person
    • Open for visitors of all ages
  • Food Bank for New York City - Food Pantry
    252 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 566-7855, (212) 665-8747, x4 and then x6
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Tuesday, Thursday 11:00AM-3:30PM
    • Wednesday 12:00PM-6:00PM
    • Saturday 11:00AM-2:00PM
    • Tuesday, Thursday 9:30AM-11:00AM: Seniors Only, 60+
    • Registration required for food pantry. Call (212) 566-7855 x1024 during pantry hours as listed here
    • Please bring ID for all household members to register, after registering only ID is required
  • Project Create/Franciscan Handmaids of Mary - Anthony House
    73 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 663-1596 x300
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Wednesday 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • ID and proof of address required
  • African Services Committee
    427 W 127th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 222-3882
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM
    • Identification must provide name and date of birth
    • To access pantry pickup during this time, buzz African Services Committee and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Follow instructions at the vestibule.
  • Billy Roberts House Of Hope Soul Saving Station
    302 W 124th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 662-9425
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Friday 11:00AM-2:00PM
    • Wednesday 11:00AM-2:00PM: Last Wednesday of the month
    • ID required, but understanding of the fact that some may not have ID
  • Church of the Annunciation
    88 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 234-1919
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Tuesday 10:30AM-11:30AM
  • Department of Probation, Manhattan
    W 127th St, New York, NY 10027
    (718) 802-4500
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

    • Monday 9:00AM-12:00PM
    • Two visits per month allowed per individual
  • Harlem Dowling West Side Center/Specialized Services
    2139 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Blvd, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 749-3656
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Friday 12:00PM-2:00PM
    • Bring ID or other proof of address
    • Line up before 10AM for the best chance of receiving food
  • Metropolitan Baptist Church - Food Pantry
    151 W 128th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 663-8990
    Status: open
    ID Required: unknown

    • Pantries opens at 12PM and closes when food runs out
  • Mount Olivet Baptist Church Community Meals Program - Food Pantry
    201 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 864-1155
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Tuesday, Wednesday 10:30AM-11:30AM
    • Current photo ID required
    • Arrive early for the best chance of receiving food
  • Mount Olivet Baptist Church Community Meals Program - Soup Kitchen
    201 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 864-1155
    Status: open
    ID Required: unknown

    • Tuesday April 20 10:30AM-11:30AM
    • Wednesday April 21 10:30AM-11:30AM
    • Tuesday April 27 10:30AM-11:30AM
    • Wednesday April 28 10:30AM-11:30AM
    • Tuesday May 4 10:30AM-11:30AM
    • Wednesday May 5 10:30AM-11:30AM
    • Tuesday May 11 10:30AM-11:30AM
    • Wednesday May 12 10:30AM-11:30AM
    • Temporarily closed until further notice due to COVID-19
  • Salem Service Council
    211 W 129th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 316-6204
    Status: open
    ID Required: unknown

    • Wednesday 10:00AM-1:00PM
    • Friday 9:00AM-11:00PM
  • Salem United Methodist Church
    2190 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Blvd, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 678-2700
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Friday 11:00AM-1:00PM: Food Pantry
    • Tuesday-Saturday 11:00AM-3:00PM: Grab-and-Go Meals
    • ID required
  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church - Food Pantry
    521 W 126th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 864-4013
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Monday April 19 4:15PM-6:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Monday April 26 4:15PM-6:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Monday May 3 4:15PM-6:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Monday May 10 4:15PM-6:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • See WANA website for additional information
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church - Soup Kitchen
    521 W 126th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 864-4013
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

    • Saturday 10:00AM-11:30AM
    • See WANA website for additional information
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • The Riverside Church Food Pantry
    91 Claremont Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 870-6700, x6733, x6809
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Tuesday-Friday 9:00AM-1:00PM
    • Fresh produce by Corbin Hills Farmshare sells on Tuesdays, 2PM-4PM
  • Iris House - Food Pantry
    2348 7th Ave, New York, NY 10030
    (646) 548-0100, (212) 423-9049
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Thursday 12:00PM-2:00PM
    • Must register, Thursday 12PM-2PM
    • First come, first serve. Arrive early for the best chance of getting food.
    • Food pantry pickup is available once a month per person
    • Fresh produce is offered based on availability
    • For those with a referral letter, food pickup is available 9AM-5PM on weekdays
  • Iris House - Soup Kitchen
    2348 7th Ave, New York, NY 10030
    (646) 548-0100, (212) 423-9049
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Thursday, Friday 12:00PM-1:30PM
    • Serving bagged lunches
  • St. Charles Borromeo Food Pantry
    211 W 141 St, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 281-2100
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Saturday April 17 8:30AM-11:00AM
    • Saturday April 24 8:30AM-11:00AM
    • Saturday May 1 8:30AM-11:00AM
    • Saturday May 8 8:30AM-11:00AM
    • Saturday May 15 8:30AM-11:00AM
    • Arrive early for the best chance of receiving food
    • Must bring proof of address and photo ID
  • West Harlem Group - Food Pantry
    625-629 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 690-7900
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

    • Friday April 16 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Friday April 16 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Monday April 19 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Monday April 19 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Tuesday April 20 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Tuesday April 20 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Wednesday April 21 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Wednesday April 21 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Thursday April 22 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Thursday April 22 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Friday April 23 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Friday April 23 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Monday April 26 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Monday April 26 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Tuesday April 27 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Tuesday April 27 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Wednesday April 28 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Wednesday April 28 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Thursday April 29 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Thursday April 29 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Friday April 30 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Friday April 30 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Monday May 3 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Monday May 3 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Tuesday May 4 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Tuesday May 4 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Wednesday May 5 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Wednesday May 5 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Thursday May 6 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Thursday May 6 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Friday May 7 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Friday May 7 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Monday May 10 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Monday May 10 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Tuesday May 11 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Tuesday May 11 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Wednesday May 12 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Wednesday May 12 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Thursday May 13 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Thursday May 13 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • Friday May 14 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Friday May 14 2:00PM-3:30PM
    • If an HHA accompanies they must show ID
  • Bethel AME Church
    60 W 132nd St, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 862-0100
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Thursday 9:30AM-11:30AM
    • Must live in district of Bethel AME Church to receive food
  • Catholic Charities Community Services, Central Harlem Parish And Community Outreach
    34 W 134th St, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 862-6401
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Wednesday April 21 9:00AM-1:00PM
    • Wednesday April 28 9:00AM-1:00PM
    • Wednesday May 5 9:00AM-1:00PM
    • Wednesday May 12 9:00AM-1:00PM
    • Attendees are only allowed to pickup food once per month. If they come the 1st Wednesday of the month, they have to only come on the following month's 1st Wednesday.
  • Grand Central Food Program, Harlem Hospital
    137th St & Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 776-2000
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:45PM-8:55PM
    • Mobile truck moves through different areas of the city in the evening. To find out when it will visit a neighborhood near you, please check website.
    • Trucks are at each location for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Greater Central Baptist Church
    2152 5th Ave, New York, NY 10037
    (917) 572-4867
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Wednesday 9:30AM-3:00PM
    • Open on Wednesdays, times vary and will be posted on a sign at distribution address
  • Salvation Army, Harlem Temple Corps - Food Pantry
    540 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 862-3900
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30AM-11:30AM
    • Must live within nearby zip codes to receive food
  • Salvation Army, Harlem Temple Corps - Soup Kitchen
    540 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 862-3900
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Monday-Friday 11:00AM-12:30PM
  • St. Aloysius Food Pantry
    219 W 132nd St, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 234-2848
    Status: open
    ID Required: unknown

    • Saturday 9:00AM-11:00AM: Every other Saturday
  • St. Mark the Evangelist Church
    65 W 138th St, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 690-2763
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Saturday April 17 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Saturday April 24 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Saturday May 1 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Saturday May 8 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Saturday May 15 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • West Harlem Group - Mobile Food Hub
    629 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 690-7900
    Status: open
    ID Required: no

    • Monday-Friday 11:00AM-3:00PM
    • If an HHA accompanies they must show ID
  • Father Creavan's Food Pantry
    276 W 151st St, New York, NY 10039
    (212) 281-2100
    Status: open
    ID Required: yes

    • Tuesday 9:00AM-11:00AM
    • Requires proof of address in addition to photo ID
  • Emanuel AME Church
    37 W 119th St, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 860-9620
    Status: unknown
    ID Required: unknown

  • Harlem Children's Zone CPMM
    245 W 129th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 360-3255, (212) 534-0700
    Status: unknown
    ID Required: unknown

  • Red Rooster Harlem
    310 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 792-9001
    Status: unknown

  • Harlem's National Action Network
    106 W 145th St, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 690-3070
    Status: unknown

  • La Fonda
    169 E 106th St, New York, NY 10039
    (212) 410-7292
    Status: unknown

  • The Doe Fund
    2960 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10039
    (212) 628-5207, x7
    Status: unknown
    ID Required: unknown

  • Antioch Outreach Ministries
    41 W 124th St, New York, NY 10027
    (917) 974-8261
    Status: closed

    • Saturday 7:30AM-11:00AM
    • Temporarily closed until further notice. Hopes to reopen by June.
  • Christ Temple of the Apostolic Faith
    13 W 128th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 534-4200
    Status: closed
    ID Required: unknown

  • Emmaus House Inc.
    160 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 749-9404
    Status: closed

    • Cl
    • Organization is in the process of moving locations, but can be reached by email
  • Faith Mission Christian Fellowship
    160 W 129th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 662-3661
    Status: closed
    ID Required: unknown

    • Temporarily closed until further notice
  • Harlem Community Nutrition Service Agency
    132 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 666-7538
    Status: closed
    ID Required: yes

    • Tuesday 10AM-11:30AM
    • Wednesday 10AM-11:30AM
    • Thursday 10AM-11:30AM
  • Metropolitan Baptist Church - Soup Kitchen
    151 W 128th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 663-8990
    Status: closed
    ID Required: no

    • Temporarily closed until further notice
  • Shiloh Church of Christ - Food Pantry
    5 W 128th St, New York, NY 10027
    (201) 833-2810
    Status: closed

  • Shiloh Church of Christ - Soup Kitchen
    5 W 128th St, New York, NY 10027
    (201) 833-2810
    Status: closed

  • The Food Pantry at Columbia
    2920 Broadway, 582 Lerner Hall, New York, NY 10027
    (347) 927-2449
    Status: closed
    ID Required: yes

    • Tuesday, Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM
    • Only serves Columbia students
  • Union Baptist Church, Inc. - Soup Kitchen
    240 W 145th St, New York, NY 10039
    (212) 862-3002
    Status: closed

    • Wednesday 1:30PM-2:30PM

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

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

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

  • Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Vis
    215 WEST 114 STREET, Manhattan 10026
    non-kosher, Fully Accessible
  • P.S. 242 - The Young Diplomats Magnet Academy
    134 WEST 122 STREET, Manhattan 10027
    non-kosher, Partially Accessible
  • P.S. 036 Margaret Douglas
    123 MORNINGSIDE DRIVE, Manhattan 10027
    non-kosher, No Accessibility
  • Mott Hall High School
    6 EDGECOMBE AVENUE, Manhattan 10030
    non-kosher, No Accessibility
  • Frederick Douglass Academy
    2581 7TH AVENUE, Manhattan 10039
    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
    • 6:30AM-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.

  • Best Market Harlem
    2187 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 377-2300

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-11:00PM: Store Hours
    • Tuesday, Thursday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Shipt or by visiting store website
  • Central Park Organic Deli & Grocery
    9 W 110th St, New York, NY 10026
    (646) 964-4126

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 10:00AM-8:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, DoorDash, Uber Eats, Delivery.com, Seamless, and Grubhub
    • Delivery radius: 6 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • CVS
    130 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 348-2199

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Wednesday 9:00AM-10:00AM: Senior Shopping 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
    • Delivery radius: see the coverage map here
    • Delivery fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery.
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    37 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 222-2211

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:45PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: 10 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $50
  • Ralph & Nash Deli Market
    352 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 666-4508

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 3-4 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $15
  • Rite Aid
    2170 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 666-3013

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-10:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM
    • Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
  • Appletree Market
    1225 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 865-8840

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 4 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • CVS
    115 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 864-5431

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Wednesday 9:00AM-10:00AM: Senior Shopping 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
    • Delivery radius: see the coverage map here
    • Delivery fees: Orders under $35 have a $7 delivery fee. Orders over $35 have free delivery.
  • Foodtown of Frederick Douglas Blvd
    2463 Frederick Douglass Blvd at W 132nd St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 368-7052

    • Monday-Saturday 7:30AM-8:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: local
    • Delivery minimum: $50
    • Delivery fee: $3
  • Foodtown of Morningside Heights
    1316 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 662-1644

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by Instacart, DoorDash, or visiting store website
    • Delivery minimum: $50
  • Key Food Harlem
    421 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 749-0200

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by visiting store website and for in-store purchases
    • Delivery radius: 10 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $60
  • Lenox Saphire Harlem
    341 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 866-9700

    • Monday-Thursday 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • Friday 7:00AM-4:00AM
    • Saturday 8:00AM-4:00AM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Uber Eats
  • Pioneer Supermarkets
    380 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 427-4615

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:45AM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: 125th St to 135th St
    • Delivery minimum: $50
  • Rite Aid
    35-45 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 828-1772

    • Sunday 9:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-10:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Instacart
  • St. Nicholas Deli
    285 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 866-3354

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by Uber Eats
  • Whole Foods Market
    100 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 678-1940

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-11:00PM: Store Hours
    • Wednesday, Friday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • Delivery available by Amazon (for Amazon Prime members only)
      • Store delivery for anyone who has never had delivery can be done by going to www.amazon.com/wholefoods to sign up for a delivery service invitation
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Additional fees: Delivery fees vary. Free 2-hour delivery for orders over $35.
  • Associated Fresh Market of 7th Avenue
    2444 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 281-0060

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases
    • Delivery radius: 135th St - 142nd St
  • Duane Reade
    300 W 135th St, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 491-6015

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-10:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
  • Key Food Supermarket
    2630 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 283-5000

    • Sunday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday 8:00AM-11:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-11:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: 7 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $40
  • LM Grocery
    2643 8th Ave, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 690-3600

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:30AM-11:30PM
    • Delivery available by DoorDash
  • 5th Avenue Gourmet Deli
    2289 5th Ave #1, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 862-7207

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery radius: within building
  • Key Food Supermarket
    592 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 781-4476

    • Sunday 9:00AM-6:00PM
    • Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Friday, Saturday 8:00AM-7:30PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 168th St to 175th St
    • Delivery minimum: $40
  • 148 Deli Grocery Inc
    2787 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10039
    (212) 368-4917

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:30AM-1:00AM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases
    • Delivery radius: close to store
    • Delivery minimum: $9
  • Pioneer Supermarkets
    2541 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10039
    (212) 862-0239

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: 5-6 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $50

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.

  • 101 Lenox Deli & Grill
    101 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10026
    (646) 370-3397

    • Monday-Thursday 7:00AM-8:00PM
    • Friday, Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-6:00PM
    • SNAP not accepted
  • 121 Convenience Deli
    121 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
    (646) 524-5728

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Daru Salam
    117 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
    (646) 596-9607

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-10:00PM
  • Durga Deeb Fruits and Vegetables Food Vendor
    1318 5th Ave, New York, NY 10026
    (646) 410-0487

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-12:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • G & M Fresh Grill Deli
    2121 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

  • Harlem Shambles
    2141 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026
    (646) 476-4650

    • Monday-Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM
    • Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM
    • SNAP not accepted
  • Lex King Deli Inc
    40 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10026

  • Maria Gourmet Deli
    1974 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10026

  • Morningside Deli
    256 Manhattan Ave, New York, NY 10026
    (646) 476-2461

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-5:00PM
  • New Way Gourmet Deli
    1902 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10026

  • Sea & Sea Fish Market
    60-62 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 828-0851

    • Monday-Thursday 9:30AM-6:50PM
    • Friday, Saturday 9:30AM-7:20PM
    • Sunday 10:00AM-6:20PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • USA Deli Grocery Store
    180 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 410-7195

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • 292 American Deli
    52 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
    (646) 609-3712

    • Monday-Friday 8:30AM-6:00PM
    • Saturday 8:30AM-4:00PM
    • Sunday 8:30AM-3:00PM
  • Altragraica Groceries
    2077 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10027

  • Alzyadi Deli
    2175 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 316-4165

  • Azal's Deli
    2480 Frederick Douglass Blvd #1, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 234-2727

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Curbside pickup available by phone
  • Bahamas Deli Market
    3137 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 222-8001

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Curbside pickup available by phone
  • Columbia 1 Market
    20 Old Broadway, New York, NY 10027
    (646) 226-5744

    • Sunday, Thursday 8:00AM-4:00PM
  • Columbia Deli & Grill
    1348 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (646) 490-6383

    • Monday-Friday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • Sunday, Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
  • CVS
    288 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 222-0966

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Dollar Tree
    280 St Nicholas Ave , New York, NY 10027
    (212) 497-3937

    • Saturday-Sunday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Duane Reade
    568 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 865-3894

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday 10:00PM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
  • Family Community Deli
    41 St Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 865-5900

    • SNAP accepted
  • Farmers Gourmet Deli
    172 W 124th St, New York, NY 10027

  • Jenny Food
    2026 7th Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 222-1403

  • Lenox Gourmet Deli & Grocery
    217 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 222-3314

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted
  • Manhattan Food Market
    507 Manhattan Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 663-2263

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Manhattanville Deli Gourmet
    1437 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027

  • Manhattanville Gourmet Deli
    1477 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (917) 507-4934

  • Nene African Market
    363 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

  • Olive Tree Deli
    3060 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 749-4200

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Omega Gourmet Deli
    353 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 316-3354

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted
    • Pickup available
  • Sea & Sea
    310 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (646) 476-5569

    • Saturday-Sunday 10:30AM-7:15PM
  • Thrifty Deli Supermarket
    3149 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 865-0321

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00PM: Store Hours Vary
  • Yuca Mexican Products
    1349 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 280-8585

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:30AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Yummy Foods Deli
    2445 Frederick Douglas Blvd, New York, NY 10027
    (917) 261-6839

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • 128 Edgecombe Deli
    128 Edgecombe Ave, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 926-9371

    • Sunday-Saturday 5:00AM-2:00AM
  • 135th St Deli & Grocery
    266 W 135th St, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 926-2349

    • Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-9:30PM
    • Friday, Saturday 7:00AM-9:30PM
  • Adam 1 Food Center
    2657 Frederick Douglas Blvd, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 862-2657

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
  • Domingo's Grocery
    2591 8th Ave, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 283-8400

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
  • Douglas 99 Cents
    2701 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 690-0380

    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-7:45PM
    • Saturday 9:00AM-6:30PM
    • Sunday 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Evergreen Organic Food & Deli
    2709 W 144th St, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 690-1300

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-1:00AM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-1:00AM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Curbside pickup available by phone
  • Harlem Empire Deli
    251G W 135th St, New York, NY 10030

    • No contact information available
  • Harlem Valley Farms
    212 W 133rd St, New York, NY 10030
    (347) 815-3276

  • Mini Market Davia
    2363 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030

  • 639 Express Deli Food
    639 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
    (917) 261-5674

  • Durga Deeb Fruits and Vegetables Food Vendor
    521 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
    (646) 912-9135

  • El Patio Deli
    2082 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10037

    • No contact information available
  • Gourmet Deli & Grill
    665 Lenox Ave, Store 2 & 3, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 368-5351, (646) 421-9579

    • SNAP accepted
  • Greenland Deli and Grocery
    418 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10037

    • No contact information available
  • JL Grocery & Tobacco
    621a Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037

  • 7th Avenue Deli & Grocery Corp
    2594 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10039

  • La Deli
    2572 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10039
    (212) 234-9546, (917) 388-2585

    • Monday-Saturday 6:00AM-10:30PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-10:00PM
  • NYC Lucky Discount
    110 W 145th St, New York, NY 10039
    (212) 281-2890

  • Sugar Hill Fish Place
    346 W 145th St, New York, NY 10039
    (646) 692-3939

    • Monday-Thursday 11:00AM-10:00PM
    • Friday, Saturday 11:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Super Foodtown of Bradhurst
    300 W 145th St, New York, NY 10039
    (212) 281-3158

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-1:00AM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-7:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • Sunday 9:00AM-2:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-8:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Saturday 9:00AM-3:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only

Farmers' Markets in Central Harlem

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

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

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

Shelters, Transitional Housing and Services for Homeless People in Central Harlem

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 Central Harlem 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.

  • FACES NY
    123 W 115th St, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 663-7772

    • Services offered: Supportive housing and substance use services for individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS (not a condition), as well as re-entry program, vocational services, academic counseling, prevention education around STDS, rapid HIV testing, mental health services
  • Weston United - Weston House
    203 W 113th St, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 932-0023, (212) 663 3000 x1373

    • Services offered: In-patient program for adults who have severe mental illness with supportive housing in single-unit residences
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • In-patient programs are still running
  • Addicts Rehabilitation Center - Gabriel House
    201 W 122nd St, New York, NY 10027
    (718) 287-2600, (212) 665-6610

    • Services offered: Hospitalization program for adults with severe mental illness with supportive accommodation in single-unit residences
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Hospitalization programs are still running
      • Remote assistance by phone is available for Safecare Family Services, Families for Kid, Maternal Infant Health programs, including Healthy Families, iCare.
      • Existing clients should continue with their assigned workers: for new families seeking seeking Safecare Family & Families for Kids services, contact Erica Mitchell at (718) 282-1481 or (718) 282-5575.
      • The Office for Victim Services (OVS) will continue to operate during this health emergency, including processing emergency awards. The Sexual Assault Hotline will remain available at (800) 310-2449.
      • The Victim Assistance Program is unable to accept new intakes, but already enrolled clients should contact their manager/victim advocate for further assistance, as programs will be continued remotely
  • African Services Committee
    429 W 127th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 222-3882

    • Services offered: Immigration services
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • On-site health testing center at offices in Harlem is a vital gateway for immigrants seeking free and confidential testing for HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis B & C, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, diabetes, and blood pressure.
      • Services continue to be offered on-site, with the exception of the legal team who are operating from home
      • ASC's Harlem office is operating contact-less pantry Monday to Friday from 09:00AM-4:30PM available every two weeks. Staff are also conducting door-to-door deliveries throughout the week. ASC program staff are working remotely during this time.
    • Additional information:
      • General ASC Inquiries: Contact with any questions at (212) 222-3882 to leave a message or info@africanservices.org.
      • COVID-19 testing available
      • Housing services available for those with special conditions (reference required). Questions: (929) 269-6494
      • Staff speak English, French, Spanish and many African languages. Referrals for free treatment and care are provided regardless of immigration status. All are welcome! Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:30PM. Questions: (212) 222-3882
  • Ali Forney Center
    321 W 125th St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 222-3427

    • Services offered: Provide housing and services to LGBTQ homeless youth
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • The Ali Forney Center is open and continues to support LGBTQ+ youth
      • Services are limited and for current clients only during COVID-19
        • If seeking assistance, visit this page to get help
    • Additional information:
      • Offering to-go lunches and hot meals at night
      • Drop-in hours: Monday - Friday, 8AM-8PM
        • For clients, case management and mental health services available
        • Offering bagged lunches and hygiene products for clients
  • Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC) - Cecil Ivory House
    149 W 132nd St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 803-5700

    • Services offered: residential facility for adults (ages 21+) providing mentally ill, chemically-addicted (co-occuring) individuals with temporary housing (18 - 24 months)
    • Additional information:
      • Currently not taking any walk-ins
      • For residence, submit an application––provides food and help for those who move on, with food stamps and pantry information
  • Emmaus House
    160 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 749-9404

    • Services offered: food bags to families currently in their system, housing for those in need
    • Additional information:
      • Food pantry open Sunday 2PM-5PM
  • Harlem Independent Living Center
    289 St. Nicholas Ave, Suite 21, New York, NY 10027
    (800) 673-2371

    • Services offered: Provides services free-of-charge for individuals with disabilities, including information and referrals, programs for disabled reentrants, independent living skills, peer support, and application assistance for SNAP.
    • Additional information:
      • Information center provides connections to free services for individuals with disabilities, including housing
      • For the most up-to-date information and services, please call listed number or visit listed website
  • Harlem United - FROST'd - Scattered-Site Housing Services
    306 Lenox Ave, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 803-2850

    • Services offered: Residential program providing adults (ages 18+) who live with AIDS with permanent housing
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Face-to-face meetings have been discontinued, but are continuing to work with clients, operating remotely to provide care.
  • Harlem United Community AIDS Center - Lenox Avenue
    290 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 289-2378

    • Services offered: Residential program providing adults (ages 18+) who live with AIDS with permanent housing
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Face-to-face meetings have been discontinued, but are continuing to work with clients, operating remotely to provide care
  • Housing Works - Stand Up Harlem House
    143-145 W 130th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 283-4029

    • Services offered: Provides homeless adults with HIV/AIDS (single or with children) with permanent housing, social support services
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Currently offering free viral diagnostic tests for COVID-19, as well as antibody tests - to make an appointment for a COVID-19 test or antibody test call (718) 277-0386 x4079; more information can be found here
      • For services affected by COVID-19, please visit listed website
  • Legal Aid Society - Civil Practice - Harlem Community Law Office
    2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 426-3000

    • Services offered: Provides comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives.
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Physical offices are closed, but continue to operate remotely
      • Full list of resources, helplines, and information on receiving help during the crisis can be found here
  • Manhattan Legal Services - Manhattanville Legal Assistance Program
    18 Old Broadway, Community Board 9 Office, New York, NY 10027
    (646) 442-3100

    • Services offered:
      • Provides counsel for orders of protection, child & spousal support, immigration, custody/visitation, divorce
      • Phone counseling, danger assessment, safety planning, and information and referrals
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Offices are open by appointment only. Some services are available virtually.
      • Legal Services NYC's Access Line is open
      • Hope's Door Shelter is open 24/7
    • Additional information:
      • Bilingual service is available
  • Missionaries of Charity - Harlem
    406 W 127th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 222-7229

    • Services offered: Providing pre-cooked and packaged meals to take away
    • Additional information:
      • Soup kitchen every day except Thursdays from 9:30AM-10:30AM
      • Languages spoken: English, Spanish
  • Riverside Church - Social Services
    91 Claremont Ave, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 870-6733

    • Services offered: Food pantry, shower project, barber, job training program, clothing distribution
    • Additional information:
      • COVID-19 testing center Tue, Wed, Sat 9-4
      • Other social service contacts listed on website
      • Food Pantry Hours:
        • Tuesday - Friday, 9:30AM-1PM
        • Open to residents who live between W 96th and W 179th. Must bring proof of address and ID.
      • For the most up-to-date information and services, visit their website or call (212) 870-6741
  • Safe Horizon - Streetwork Drop-In Center
    209 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 695-2220

    • Services offered: Drop-in center providing homeless and street-involved youth (ages 13-23) with legal, medical and psychiatric evaluation; advocacy; assistance in obtaining identification; meals, showers, and clothing; wellness activities; HIV prevention, counseling and parenting groups
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Providing real-time updates about onsite hours and services on their website
      • Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) in all five boroughs are open
      • The Counseling Center is welcoming new clients for trauma therapy. Counseling Center office is physically closed; however, providing usual therapy and counseling services over the phone. Please call  (347) 328-8110  for more  information.
      • Community Programs are conducting limited in-person work by appointment only in all five boroughs on the following days:
        • Bronx/Manhattan: Mondays and Wednesdays
        •  Please call the Helpline: (855) 234-1042 
      • Child Trauma Response Team (CTRT) is conducting limited in-person work by appointment only on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Queens and Saturdays in both the Bronx and Manhattan. To be connected with us, please contact the Hotline, Helpline at (855) 234-1042 , or SafeChat.
      • Streetwork Project:
        • Streetwork Project’s Uptown Drop-In Center is open 12PM-5PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Closed Wednesdays, Saturday and Sundays.
      • Hotlines/Safechats:
        • Call 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 621-HOPE (4673)
        • Call 24/7 Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline: (212) 227-3000 
        • Chat with an advocate
  • The Jericho Project - Rapid Rehousing (RRH)
    39 Broadway 5th Floor, New York, NY 10027
    (646) 970-7170

    • Services offered: Program providing case management and housing assistance to young adults ages 18-24 and veterans who are homeless that do not meet eligibility requirements of the SSVF program
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Programs are still running. Operating in-person and virtually.
    • Additional information:
      • Able to refer clients to access food assistance
  • Weston United - Bishop House
    39 W 128th St, New York, NY 10027
    (646) 492-5070

    • Services offered: Provides adults who have severe mental health diagnoses with transitional housing and case management for 1.5-2 years
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • In-patient programs are still running
      • Modified group meetings (i.e. Women's Group, Men's Group) until further notice (max four people)
    • Additional information:
      • Meals on Wheels delivery available for clients
  • New York Foundation For Senior Citizens (NYFSC) - Alma Rangel Gardens
    55 W 137th St, New York, NY 10037
    (917) 507-1108

    • Services offered:
      • Home care/home repair
      • Affordable housing for seniors
      • Breakfast and lunch for seniors with assisted living available
      • Daily meal
      • Weekly housekeeping
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Majority of services currently offered. Call before to verify if the required service is being offered now.
  • Girls Educational And Mentoring Services (GEMS)
    201 W 148th St, New York, NY 10039
    (917) 837-0357

    • Services offered for current program members only
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • All available programs are currently remote
      • Daily groups that support and engage girls and young women are now taking place via Zoom, and usage of social media platforms are acting as additional touchpoints
      • Supporting young women in the Educational Initiative program whose schools have transitioned to online learning 
      • Usage of GEMS’ newly created app that connects members and staff, provides a calendar of daily virtual activities, and provides other important resources
      • Continued issuance of stipends for group attendance
  • Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (HCCI) - Scattered-Site Housing
    203 W 146th St, New York, NY 10039
    (212) 283-2768

    • Services offered: Housing program that provides families and individuals affected by HIV/AIDS with scattered-site housing and referrals to health services and food pantries
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • All programs are ongoing remotely or online
      • The SAVE Program is operating online

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 Central Harlem

  • Senegalese Association of America (ASA)
    121 St. Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 932-0900

    • Services offered: A community center providing those in need, primarily Senegalese immigrants, with information and referrals
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Some services continue to be available
  • African Services Committee
    429 W 127th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 222-3882

    • Services offered: Immigration services
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • On-site health testing center at offices in Harlem is a vital gateway for immigrants seeking free and confidential testing for HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis B & C, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, diabetes, and blood pressure.
      • Services continue to be offered on-site, with the exception of the legal team who are operating from home
      • ASC's Harlem office is operating contact-less pantry Monday to Friday from 09:00AM-4:30PM available every two weeks. Staff are also conducting door-to-door deliveries throughout the week. ASC program staff are working remotely during this time.
    • Additional information:
      • General ASC Inquiries: Contact with any questions at (212) 222-3882 to leave a message or info@africanservices.org.
      • COVID-19 testing available
      • Housing services available for those with special conditions (reference required). Questions: (929) 269-6494
      • Staff speak English, French, Spanish and many African languages. Referrals for free treatment and care are provided regardless of immigration status. All are welcome! Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:30PM. Questions: (212) 222-3882
  • CONNECT
    127 W 127th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 683-0015

    • Services offered: Provides victims of domestic violence with advocacy
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Virtual programs are available, including circles and roundtable meetings, weekly trauma-informed yoga, and upcoming training sessions.
    • Additional information:
      • Offers telephone hotline that offers immediate access to legal information.
      • The full events calendar can be found here.
  • Legal Aid Society - Civil Practice - Harlem Community Law Office
    2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 426-3000

    • Services offered: Provides comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives.
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Physical offices are closed, but continue to operate remotely
      • Full list of resources, helplines, and information on receiving help during the crisis can be found here
  • Lutheran Social Services of New York - Immigration Legal Program
    75 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 265-1826

    • Services offered: Representation, legal advice, and community outreach to immigrants and refugees
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Services running remotely at this time
    • Additional information:
      • Calls will be answered in person from 3:30PM-4:30PM, Monday - Friday. At other times, callers can leave a message and someone from the Immigration Legal Program will call them back. The hotline number is (212) 870-1179
      • Only general inquiries – not specific legal advice – will be answered on the hotline. Please continue to refer those with questions regarding their specific cases to LSSNY’s Immigration Legal Program at (212) 265-1826, x3013
  • Neighborhood Defender Service Of Harlem
    317 Lenox Ave, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 876-5500

    • Services offered: Criminal legal assistance for person being charged, immigrant legal assistance, civil housing legal assistance, ACS legal assistance
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Physical offices are temporarily closed, but legal assistance continues. Organization continues to receive all calls and emails and continues to appear in court.
      • Call listed number for any emergencies
      • If you are a client, do not come to court unless instructed by an attorney
    • Additional information:
      • Provides legal services to Harlem residents only
  • Workforce1 Career Center - Upper Manhattan
    215 W 125th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10027
    (917) 493-7000

    • Services offered: Public career center providing job seekers (ages 18+) with employment assistance
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Career Centers remain closed, but some services (excluding in-person events) continue online and over the phone
      • Health aide training program launched to assist in COVID-19 relief: more information can be found here.
        • Immediate hiring needs for clinical positions across NYC
      • Registration for job assistance is still available on listed website
    • Additional information:
      • If housing is needed they can help with referral
  • Goddard Riverside Community Center - Single Stop
    140 W 140th St, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 234-3481

    • Services offered: provides residents of all five boroughs with free screenings for food stamps and public health insurance programs, as well as financial counseling, tax assistance, legal consultations, and referrals for individual and family support services.
    • Additional information:
      • Goddard Riverside (parent company) is providing meals to the community in partnership with various local & national organizations
      • Core programs still operating 24/7
      • For the most up-to-date information and services call (212) 531-2727
  • Harlem YMCA
    180 W 135th St, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 912-2100

    • Services include: Fitness and recreational services, as well as immigrant services
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Temporarily closed, but YMCA @ Home is available online with free workout videos, family activities, wellness tips, and more
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem - Medina Clinic
    46 W 136th St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10030
    (212) 939-8400

    • Services offered: Public health clinic providing primary and specialty care for patients of all ages
    • Additional information:
      • Walk-in testing available
      • Hours:
        • Monday: 1:00PM-4:00PM
        • Tuesday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
        • Wednesday: 8:00AM-11:00AM
        • Thursday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
  • Harlem Hospital Center - Center for Victim Support
    506 Lenox Ave, Department of Social Work - 6th Floor, Room 6111, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 939-4613

    • Services offered: Domestic abuse/victims' services, health care information and services for immigrants.
    • Additional information:
      • COVID-19 or antibody testing available in some sites; check website for more information.
  • NYC Department of Health - Central Harlem Sexual Health Clinic
    2238 5th Ave (137th St), 1st Floor, New York, NY 10037
    Hotline: (347) 396-7959

    • Services offered: Low-to-no cost treatment for STIs including HIV for those 12 or older, PREP and emergency contraception at low-to-no cost
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • The Central Harlem branch is currently closed until further notice
    • Additional information:
      • NYC Sexual Health Clinic Hotline: (347) 396-795
        • If in need of sexual health services and with COVID-19 symptoms, a hotline provider will consult with you at this number to determine next steps

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 Central Harlem

  • Canaan Senior Service Center
    1428 5th Ave, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 876-2638

    • Services offered: A church-sponsored senior center offering individuals (ages 60+) counseling, assistance with personal/daily living issues, telephone reassurance for the homebound
      • Services affected by COVID-19:
        • Case management/service coordination and social supports/services will be available virtually
        • Activities offered virtually including exercise classes and nutrition and health management classes
    • Additional information:
      • Resources for food access: connected to Mount Zion AME Church Food Pantry, Canaan Baptist Church Food Pantry, Community Food Bank, and local restaurants
      • Languages spoken: English and Spanish
  • Community Healthcare Network - Harlem
    81 W 115th St, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 426-0088

    • Services offered:
      • Prenatal and post-partum care
      • Gynecology
      • Sexual health services
      • Pediatrics
      • Adolescent medicine
      • Adult medicine
      • Geriatric care
      • Mental health services
      • Behavioral health therapy
      • Psychiatric medication management
      • Family planning services
      • Immunizations
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • In response to COVID-19, CHN now offers Telehealth visits and is screening all patients for symptoms and asking about recent travel, over the phone and at health centers. Stay up to date here.
      • COVID-19 testing is unavailable at CHN clinics
      • Mobile service just restarted but there are limitations. Call for additional information.
    • Additional information:
      • To make an appointment or plan a visit, check website
      • No individuals will be denied services due to lack of insurance or inability to pay
      • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Food Bank for New York City - Community Kitchen
    252 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 894-8094

    • Services offered:
      • Income tax services
      • Food stamp eligibility prescreening
      • Prepackaged meal bags distribution - Monday through Friday beginning at 12:00 PM (no sign-up necessary)
      • Food Pantry:
        • Tuesday and Thursday 9:30AM-11:00AM (Seniors Only), 11:00AM-3:30PM
        • Wednesday 12:00PM-6:00PM
        • Saturday 11:00AM-2:00PM (identification is requested; on-site registration)
  • Project CREATE - Residential Program
    121-123 W 111th St, New York, NY 10026
    (212) 663-1975

    • Services offered: Provides intensive residential chemical dependence treatment and vocational rehabilitation services to males 18 and above including medical evaluations, counseling, counseling peer support, vocational guidance and placement, 12 step programs, relapse prevention training and life-style direction
    • Additional information:
      • Accepting new intakes
      • Operates food pantry on Wednesday
  • Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC) - Cecil Ivory House
    149 W 132nd St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 803-5700

    • Services offered: residential facility for adults (ages 21+) providing mentally ill, chemically-addicted (co-occuring) individuals with temporary housing (18 - 24 months)
    • Additional information:
      • Currently not taking any walk-ins
      • For residence, submit an application––provides food and help for those who move on, with food stamps and pantry information
  • Central Harlem Senior Citizens Centers, Inc. - St. Nicholas House
    210 W 131st St, New York, NY 10027
    (646) 678-4451

    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Center closed to all activities until further notice. Not providing any services at this time due to COVID-19.
      • Staff will be manning centers on a rolling basis; call listed number for any assistance
      • On-site social worker, Janice Williamson, (212) 926-4871
        • Assists with SNAP, SCRIE, DRIE, housing
  • Harlem Independent Living Center
    289 St. Nicholas Ave, Suite 21, New York, NY 10027
    (800) 673-2371

    • Services offered: Provides services free-of-charge for individuals with disabilities, including information and referrals, programs for disabled reentrants, independent living skills, peer support, and application assistance for SNAP.
    • Additional information:
      • Information center provides connections to free services for individuals with disabilities, including housing
      • For the most up-to-date information and services, please call listed number or visit listed website
  • Legal Aid Society - Civil Practice - Harlem Community Law Office
    2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 426-3000

    • Services offered: Provides comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives.
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Physical offices are closed, but continue to operate remotely
      • Full list of resources, helplines, and information on receiving help during the crisis can be found here
  • Manhattan Legal Services - Upper Manhattan
    1 W 125th St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10027
    (646) 442-3100

    • Services offered:
      • Provides counsel for orders of protection, child & spousal support, immigration, custody/visitation, divorce
      • Phone counseling, danger assessment, safety planning, and information and referrals
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Physical operations are temporarily suspended, but virtual efforts continue
      • Legal Services NYC's Access Line is open
      • The Love Shouldn’t Hurt youth prevention team providing Zoom online meetings to continue the work of ending dating violence and promoting relationships based on equality, respect and trust.
    • Additional information:
      • Hope's Door Shelter is open 24/7
      • Bilingual services available in any language
  • New York Center for Child Development
    159 W 127th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 752-7575

    • Services offered: Child development center that provides children from birth to age 5 and their families with evaluations, preschool for children with special needs, universal preschool (UPK), therapy, and early childhood mental health screenings.
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Services are provided virtually and via a hybrid model
  • New York State Education Department - ACCES-VR - Harlem Satellite Office
    163 W 125th St, Room 713, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 961-4420

    • Services offered: Provides eligible individuals (ages 16+) with disabilities with vocational and educational services, including the ACCES-VR program
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • The District Office is currently closed and ACCES-VR Orientation Sessions have been cancelled until further notice; no in-person meetings are occurring.
      • Vocational rehabilitation counselors are available via email or telephone
      • ACCES-VR is accepting applications
      • Call the number listed on the website to RSVP for an information session
  • NYS Commission For The Blind - Harlem
    163 W 125th St, Room 1315, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 961-4375, (212) 961-4440

    • Services offered: Employment assistance, work to maximize independence, and develop capacities and strengths for people who are legally blind
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Physical offices are currently closed, but virtual services are available
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem - Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
    15 W 136th St, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 939-3370

    • Services offered: Pediatric programs/services available, Pediatric Emergency Department provides critical care virtually and in person.
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Behavioral health social services available virtually
    • Additional information:
      • To schedule an appointment, call (212) 939-8005
      • Hours:
        • Monday - Wednesday, 8:00AM-8:00PM
        • Thursday - Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM
        • Saturday, 8:00AM-4:00PM
  • AP Randolph Senior Citizen Center
    108 W 146th St, New York, NY 10039
    (212) 281-1349

    • Services offered: Meals and health assistance for seniors
    • Additional information:
      • Pickup and meal delivery available. Must be 60+ years old to qualify

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
  • Central Harlem Senior Citizens Centers, Inc. - St. Nicholas House
    210 W 131st St, New York, NY 10027
    (646) 678-4451

    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Center closed to all activities until further notice. Not providing any services at this time due to COVID-19.
      • Staff will be manning centers on a rolling basis; call listed number for any assistance
      • On-site social worker, Janice Williamson, (212) 926-4871
        • Assists with SNAP, SCRIE, DRIE, housing

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 Central Harlem (Please call rather than visiting)

  • Harlem Hospital
    506 Lenox Ave, Samuel Kountz Pavilion, Room 124, New York, NY 10037
    (212) 939-2730, (212) 939-2731

    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Services are being offered remotely and in person
      • New clients can sign up over the phone or in person and receive their card by mail
      • Phone Calls perfered
    • Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM

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