Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guide: East 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: East 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 East 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

East 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.

  • Dear Mama
    308 E 109th St, New York, NY 10029
    (716) 727-2812
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-5:00PM
    • Can contact the restaurant if in need of a free meal
    • Runs through Upper Manhattan Mutual Aid
  • Iris House, East Side
    158 E 115th St, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 548-0100 x202; (212) 423-9049
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Tuesday 11:00AM-3:00PM
  • Little Sisters of the Assumption
    333 E 115th St, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 672-5200
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Wednesday August 11 9:00AM-11:20AM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Wednesday August 11 1:00PM-2:40PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Wednesday August 18 9:00AM-11:20AM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Wednesday August 18 1:00PM-2:40PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Wednesday August 25 9:00AM-11:20AM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Food is available by appointment only through Plentiful. Appointments made on a monthly basis.
    • Only serves residents from zip codes 10035 and 10029
    • If coming for the first time, registration is required. Must provide ID and proof of address.
    • Emergency food bag provided in case of emergency need. If possible, visit at 1PM.
  • Macedonia Church Assembly of God
    340 E 106th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 410-3412
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00AM-1:00PM
    • Friday 9:00AM-11:00AM
  • Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church - Food Pantry
    1765 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 369-6643
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Friday 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church - Soup Kitchen
    1765 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 369-6643
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Wednesday 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • New York Common Pantry - Food Pantry
    8 E 109th St, New York, NY 10029
    (917) 720-9700
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Wednesday-Saturday 10:00AM-2:30PM
    • Please bring photo ID for all adults in the household, ID for all children in the household, e.g., birth certificate, school letter, and proof of address, e.g., rent receipt or lease.
    • Emergency food packages available outside of regular pantry hours
  • New York Common Pantry - Soup Kitchen
    8 E 109th St, New York, NY 10029
    (917) 720-9700
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Monday-Friday 2:30PM-3:30PM: Grab-and-Go Meal Kitchen
    • Sunday, Saturday 4:00PM-5:00PM: Brown Bag Lunch
    • Bring proof of address and be prepared to declare income
    • Brown bag lunch is for homeless community members
  • St. Cecilia's Parish Services
    125 E 105 St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 348-0488, (212) 534-1350
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Wednesday August 11 9:00AM-12:00PM
    • Wednesday August 18 9:00AM-12:00PM
    • Wednesday August 25 9:00AM-12:00PM
    • Wednesday September 1 9:00AM-12:00PM
    • Open to residents of zip codes 10029 and 10035
  • Bailey House Food Pantry
    1751 Park Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 633-2500 x332
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Wednesday 11:00AM-2:00PM
  • Beth Hark Christian Counseling Center - Food Pantry
    1832 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 860-1523
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Tuesday August 10 12:00PM-2:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Thursday August 12 11:00AM-1:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Tuesday August 17 12:00PM-2:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Thursday August 19 11:00AM-1:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Tuesday August 24 12:00PM-2:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Food available by appointment only. To make an appointment, use the Plentiful app.
    • Food is pre-packaged
  • Chambers Memorial Baptist Church/Love Offering
    219 E 123rd St, New York, NY 10035
    (347) 600-9820
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Wednesday 10:00AM-12:30PM
    • Must register on Tuesdays from 12PM-1PM. After registration, you'll receive a card to come on any Wednesday.
      • ID required for registration
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • Chilis on Wheels
    125th St & Park Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (303) 618-0528
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM
    • Provides exclusively vegan foods
  • DreamCenterNYC, Wagner Houses
    E 120th St & Pleasant Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (917) 327-6050
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Friday 4:00PM-5:00PM
    • First come, first served
  • Fraternite Notre Dame, Inc. - Food Pantry
    2290 1st Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 876-5855
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Friday 2:00PM-5:00PM
  • Fraternite Notre Dame, Inc. - Soup Kitchen
    2290 1st Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 876-5855
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Wednesday 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • Temporarily closed until further notice due to COVID-19
  • Friendly Hands Ministry Inc.
    229 E 118th St, New York, NY 10035
    (646) 360-4418
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Wednesday 9:00AM-12:00PM
    • Call (646) 370-3978
  • Grand Central Food Program, 124th St
    210 E 124th St, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 776-2000
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Monday-Friday 9:00PM-9:10PM
    • 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.
  • Grand Central Food Program, Lexington & 124th
    Lexington Ave & 124th St, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 776-2000
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00PM-9:10PM
    • 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.
  • New York City Love Kitchen, 120th St - Food Pantry
    E 120th St & Madison Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 942-4204
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Saturday August 28 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • New York City Relief, East Harlem
    540 Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave) & 138th St, New York, NY 10035
    (908) 416-8883
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Saturday 11:00AM-1:00PM
    • This location has: soup, bread, beverages, socks, hygiene kits, prayer, life care visits, and referrals to resources
  • New York City Relief, East Harlem
    124 St & Park Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (908) 416-8883
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Saturday 11:00PM-1:00PM
    • This location has: soup, bread, beverages, socks, hygiene kits
  • Salvation Army, Manhattan Citadel Corps - Food Pantry
    175 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 860-3200
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-2:00PM
    • Please call ahead for food pantry
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • Salvation Army, Manhattan Citadel Corps - Soup Kitchen
    175 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 860-3200
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Monday-Friday 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • Harvest of Souls / Holy Ghost
    13-15 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 369-6354
    Status: Unknown
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Friday 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • Youth Action Programs and Homes, Inc.
    2294 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 860-8170 x31
    Status: Unknown
    ID Required: No

    • Wednesday 2:00PM-4:00PM
    • Open to the community
  • Good Neighbor Presbyterian Church
    115 E 106th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 369-0505
    Status: Closed
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Temporarily closed until further notice due to COVID-19
  • Beth Hark Christian Counseling Center - Soup Kitchen
    1832 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 860-1523
    Status: Closed
    ID Required: No

    • Thursday 12:00PM-2:00PM
    • Temporarily closed until July 2021
  • Columba Kavanagh House
    209 E 118th St, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 426-6317
    Status: Closed
    ID Required: Unknown

  • Liberation & Healing Pentecostal Church
    214 E 111th St, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 862-0621
    Status: Closed
    ID Required: Unknown
    • Saturday 8:00AM-12:00AM
    • Temporarily closed until further notice
  • United Yes We Can, Unidos Si Se Puedo, Inc.
    221 E 122nd St, New York, NY 10035
    (646) 321-5045
    Status: Closed
    ID Required: Unknown
    • Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 2:00PM-7:00PM
    • Temporarily closed until further notice
    • Please bring your own bags or cart

Department of Education Meal Hubs (Breakfast and Lunch Available)

  • To ensure everyone can access nutritious meals, the Department of Education’s Meal Hubs have expanded service to include all children and adults across the five boroughs.
  • Sites will be serving grab-and-go meal service for adults and children and no one will be turned away.
  • See menus for Breakfast and Lunch.
  • No registration or identification required.
  • All New Yorkers can pick up grab-and-go meals from meal hubs Monday to Friday between 9:00AM-1:00PM
  • Please check the DOE website for updates and search for Free Meals at the select public school buildings here or text “NYCFOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877.
  • Meal Distribution Sites (Grab-and-Go Breakfast and Lunch Available)* Meal Hubs in East Harlem

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

  • James Weldon Johnson
    176 EAST 115 STREET, Manhattan 10029
    non-kosher, No Accessibility
  • The Lexington Academy
    131 EAST 104 STREET, Manhattan 10029
    non-kosher, No Accessibility
  • P.S. 083 Luis Munoz Rivera
    219 East 109 Street, Manhattan 10029
    non-kosher, Fully Accessible
  • P.S. 38 Roberto Clemente
    232 EAST 103 STREET, Manhattan 10029
    non-kosher, No Accessibility
  • P.S. 146 Ann M. Short
    421 EAST 106 STREET, Manhattan 10029
    non-kosher, Partially Accessible
  • Central Park East High School
    1573 MADISON AVENUE, Manhattan 10029
    non-kosher, No Accessibility
  • P.S. 030 Hernandez/Hughes
    144-176 EAST 128 STREET, Manhattan 10035
    non-kosher, Partially Accessible
  • P.S. 112 Jose Celso Barbosa
    535 EAST 119 STREET, Manhattan 10035
    non-kosher, No Accessibility

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

  • General Food Assistance Resources
    • Any New Yorker, including seniors, can visit nyc.gov/GetFood or call 311 and say “Get Food” for a list of key additional key resources:
      • A list of locations of grab and go pick up of meals and pantry bags for seniors who have someone who can shop for them
      • Information regarding how to apply for and use SNAP
    • A portal to find out if you’re eligible for and enroll in Emergency Food Delivery
  • Additional Meal Delivery (see local list below for meal delivery providers)
    • Meal delivery services work on a case-by-case basis and may offer breakfast, lunch and/or dinner depending on the case.
    • Citymeals on Wheels delivers meals to seniors meeting the following criteria:
      • Must be 60 years of age or older
      • Must be unable to prepare nutritious meals or have no one to do so for you
      • Must be able to live safely at home if services are provided to you
      • Must be physically or mentally incapacitated and in need of some assistance
      • Even if you receive home care or Medicaid, you are still eligible to get meals if the home care worker cannot prepare a meal to fit your dietary or religious restrictions, or if he or she is designated to assist only with other tasks.
      • Click this link and enter your zip code at the bottom of the page to sign up, or call the organization at 212-687-1234.
    • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) at NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County:
      • The New York State Department of Health's Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) offers free, nutritious foods to seniors aged 60 years of age and older.
      • Provides a free supplemental food package, once a month, to Senior citizens 60 years and older. Packages may include: cheese, canned vegetables and fruits, canned meats and fish, breakfast cereals, UHT and nonfat dry milk, fruit juices, rice, spaghetti, macaroni, whole grain rotini, peanut butter, dried beans.
      • Who Can Apply for CSFP:
        • Seniors 60 years of age or older
        • To be eligible, applicants must have an income that falls within the CSFP guidelines established by the federal government, and be a resident of New York State.
      • *How Do I Apply for CSFP: *To apply for the CSFP Program, please call a CSFP local agency provider nearest you for application information. Once each month you or your proxy will pick up your food at a convenient food distribution site. The CSFP local agency providers are listed below:
        • Locations:
          • New York Common Pantry: 423-438 E 138th St, Bronx, NY 10454
            • (917) 982-2564
          • Kings County Hospital Center: 840 Alabama Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207
            • (718) 498-9208
          • Food Bank for New York City
            • (212) 566-7855
          • Kings County Hospital Center: 91-29 143rd St, Jamaica, NY 11435
            • (718) 523-2220
    • GoGoGrandparent
      • Allows use of Lyft or Uber without a smartphone.
      • Step 1: Register for GoGo by clicking here or by calling 1 (855) 464-6872.
      • Step 2: CALL 1 (855) 464-6872 and wait to hear: “Thanks for calling GoGo”
      • Step 3:
        • PRESS 1 to immediately request a Lyft or Uber to your home.
        • PRESS 2 to request a Lyft or Uber to where we dropped you off last.
        • PRESS 3, 4 or 5 to request a Lyft or Uber to a custom pick up location (once you’re registered please give us a call to set these up).
        • PRESS 6 to request a Lyft or Uber with an operator.
        • PRESS 7 to request meals delivered from local restaurants near you, by delivery services like DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates, and Uber Eats.
        • PRESS 8 to request groceries delivered from local supermarkets, by services like Instacart, Postmates, Shipt, and more.
        • PRESS 0 to speak with an operator about scheduling requests in advance or anything else.
    • GoGoGourmet: Meals delivered to the door of your home (855) 754-5328
    • GoGoGroceries: Groceries, delivered to the door of your home (855) 222-4919
  • The National Supermarket Association, in partnership with Lyft, is providing access to transportation for seniors in New York City
    • Using the code NSARELIEF in the Lyft app, seniors will have access to $25 for rides to and from designated National Supermarket Association-affiliated supermarkets in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Upper Manhattan during designated senior hours, between 5:30am and 9:30am.
  • PLEASE SCROLL DOWN to the section “Citywide Non-Profit Organizations Offering Food Delivery and/or Mobile Markets” FOR MORE MEAL DELIVERY OPTIONS

Special Supermarket Shopping Hours for Seniors Only

  • Aldi
    • Some Aldi stores have adjusted their opening hours of operation to 8:30AM daily. The first hour is still reserved for seniors, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Aldi
  • Big Lots
    • Some stores still have the first shopping hour reserved for at-risk individuals.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Big Lots and check hours.
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Dollar General
    • First hour of opening for senior shopping only.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Dollar General
  • Rite Aid
    • 9AM-10AM is open for seniors and individuals with a weakened immune system.
  • Stop and Shop
    • 6AM-7:30AM daily is reserved for customers over the age of 60 or with a weakened immune system.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Stop and Shop
  • Target
    • First shopping hour on Tuesdays is reserved for seniors and those with underlying health conditions.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Target
  • Whole Foods
    • All Whole Foods Markets have dedicated shopping hours for seniors 60 and older, those with disabilities and high risk individuals. Find local store hours here
    • Select Whole Foods Markets have dedicated grocery pickup for members 60 and older, those with disabilities and high risk individuals.
  • Costco
    • 9-10AM Monday through Friday for members 60 and older and people with disabilities or who are immunocompromised. Only members who meet this criteria will be able to shop during these hours. Guests will not be admitted.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 7-Eleven
    1642 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 410-0375

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by DoorDash and 7NOW app
    • Delivery radius: 1.5 miles
    • Delivery fee: orders below $15 have a fee of $1.99
  • 7-Eleven
    2256 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 289-5186

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by DoorDash and 7NOW app
    • Delivery radius: 1.5 miles
    • Additional fees: Orders below $15 have a fee of $1.99
  • 1944 First Avenue Deli
    1944 1st Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 289-9400

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP accepted, cold food only
    • Delivery available by Grubhub and store website
  • 2037 Meat & Grocery
    2037 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 426-7926

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:45PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by Seamless, Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Grubhub
  • Blue Line Deli
    2135 1st Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 682-7488

    • Sunday-Saturday 5:00AM-4:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Postmates, DoorDash, and Grubhub
    • Delivery radius: Manhattan
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Casablanca Meat Market
    125 E 110th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 534-7350

    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-4:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone
  • Cherry Gourmet Deli
    1575 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 719-1980

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted, cold food only
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: NYC
    • Additional notes: Free sandwiches for people who are hungry
  • Cherry Valley Marketplace
    1968 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 369-2974

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
      • Place order online, then call the local store right away to confirm the order.
      • Also affiliated with cityfreshmarket.com, which may have more locations close to you.
    • Delivery radius: Depends on the local store – may have walking/driving deliveries
    • Delivery minimum: $50 for free delivery
    • Delivery fee: depends on delivery destination (if below $50 purchase)
  • City Fresh Market
    235 E 106th St #4005, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 369-8444

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
      • Place order online, then call the local store right away to confirm the order.
    • Delivery radius: Depends on the local store – may have walking/driving deliveries
    • Delivery minimum: $50 for free delivery
    • Additional fees: Vary based on distance from the store (if below $50 purchase)
  • City Fresh Market
    125 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 590-3050

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
      • Place order online, then call the local store right away to confirm the order.
    • Delivery radius: Depends on the local store – may have walking/driving deliveries
    • Delivery minimum: $50 for free delivery
    • Delivery fees: Vary based on distance from the store (if below $50 purchase)
  • CVS
    1500 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 289-3846

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by DoorDash, Instacart, and Uber Eats
  • D & S Produce Inc
    156 E 110th St, New York, NY 10029

    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: 6 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $35
  • Duane Reade
    1915 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (917) 492-1038

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by Postmates and DoorDash
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $15
    • Delivery fee: $2.99
  • El Pueblo Mexicano Grocery
    238 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 410-3133

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:30AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone
  • El Tepeyac Grocery & Taqueria
    1621A Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 987-8364

    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-1:00AM
    • Saturday 9:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by Grubhub, Seamless, DoorDash, and Uber Eats
  • Green Olive Deli
    161 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 360-1133

    • Monday-Saturday 6:15AM-11:30PM
    • Sunday 9:00AM-11:30PM
    • Delivery available by Seamless
  • Ideal Food Basket
    1635 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 410-6733

    • Sunday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: 5 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $50
  • In & Out Deli Grocery
    2176 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (917) 265-8535

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-3:00AM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats, and DoorDash
  • Key Food Supermarket
    1769 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 860-1903

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:30PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by Instacart
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Mr. Moe's Deli
    2001 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (973) 564-1981

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • Delivery available by Postmates, Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub
  • NYC Fresh Market
    1660 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 996-4600

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • Saturday-Sunday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: 5 blocks
  • Olive Oasis Deli and Grill
    1869b 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 707-0973

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • Delivery available by Seamless
  • Ranch Market
    1600 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 289-3802

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Delivery Hours
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by Seamless, Grubhub, Eatstreet, Delivery.com, and store website
    • Delivery radius: per website
    • Delivery minimum: $10
    • Delivery fee: $2.99
    • In-store pickup available
  • Rite Aid
    1951 1st Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 360-5530

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-11:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by Instacart & DoorDash
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • S & N Discount
    2031-33 3rd Ave, #33, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 722-2680

    • Monday-Friday 9:00AM-8:30PM
    • Sunday 9:30AM-7:30PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone
  • Shop Fair Supermarket
    160 E 110th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 860-2999

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: 3 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $45
  • Vaquero Deli Grocery
    234 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 831-2111

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available in-store only
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • ALDI
    517 E 117th St, New York, NY 10035
    (855) 955-2534

    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-8:00PM
    • Delivery available by Instacart
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • City Fresh Market
    2212 3rd Ave #3536, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 876-1500

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
      • Place order online, then call the local store right away to confirm the order.
    • Delivery radius: Depends on the local store – may have walking/driving deliveries
    • Delivery minimum: $60 for free delivery
    • Delivery fees: Vary based on distance from the store (if below $50 purchase)
  • Duane Reade
    135 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035
    (917) 492-3550

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 9:00AM-7:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
  • Fine Fare Supermarket
    2330 1st Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 410-1640

    • Monday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • Sunday: Open 24 Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery minimum: $20
  • Healthy Choice Gourmet
    1776 Madison Ave , New York, NY 10035
    (646) 928-4848

    • Sunday-Saturday 5:00AM-1:00AM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates
  • MSN Grocery
    2272 1st Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 987-9076

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • Delivery available by phone
  • NY Grill & Deli
    1938 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 831-3014

    • Monday-Friday 5:45AM-1:00AM
    • Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • Sunday 6:00AM-1:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone, Grubhub, Delivery.com, DoorDash, and Postmates
    • Delivery radius: NYC
    • Delivery minimum: $15
    • Delivery fee: No fee for delivery within 30 blocks; deliveries farther than 30 blocks come with a fee of $3.99
  • Rite Aid
    2155 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 534-9781

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 9:00AM-9:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by Instacart
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Serie 56 Deli Grocery
    1915 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (917) 265-8368

    • Monday-Friday, Sunday 7:00AM-8:00PM
    • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: close to store
  • Tasty Deli
    4020 Broadway Ave , New York, NY 10035
    (212) 923-0700

    • Monday-Friday 6:30AM-7:30PM
    • Sunday, Saturday 8:00AM-4:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by Grubhub, Postmates, Seamless, and Delivery.com
    • Delivery minimum: $6

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.

  • 103 Family Deli
    2006 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029

  • 2034 Best Gourmet Deli
    2034 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 348-8907

  • Arizona Frutas & Vegeta
    182 E 109th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 831-8277

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:30AM-10:30PM
  • Asunan
    1665 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 722- 2495

  • Bani Grocery
    1517 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

  • Deli & Grocery
    5 E 115th St, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 379-6750

  • Dollar Tree
    1955 1st Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 479-9799

    • Saturday-Sunday 8:00AM-9:00PM
  • Eastside Deli
    2234 1st Ave, New York, NY 10029

    • Monday-Thursday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Saturday 8:00AM-11:00PM
    • Friday 8:00AM-10:30PM
  • El Barrio Superette
    1858 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 410-3280

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP accepted
    • In-store pickup available by phone
  • Empire State Deli Grocery
    1665 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029

    • No contact information available
  • Family Deli Grocery
    336 E 106th St, New York, NY 10029

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:15AM-10:00PM
  • Fresh Kim Market
    E 116th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 289-1600

    • Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-7:30PM
    • Friday, Saturday 9:00AM-8:00PM
    • Sunday 9:00AM-6:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Homadi Food Deli
    409 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-11:00PM
  • JJ Food Market Corporation
    1551 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 831-5160

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
  • Kanan Deli & Grill
    2251 1st Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 590-0405

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Kevin's Grocery Store
    339 E 108th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 289-8477

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-11:00PM
    • Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM-11:00PM
  • La Lomita del Barrio Grocery
    209 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029

    • Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-8:00PM
    • Sunday 11:00AM-6:30PM
    • No contact information available
  • Lane Farms Market
    1391 Madison Ave #3, New York, NY 10029

  • Lex & 103
    1629 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 423-9141

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Luna Food Market Corp
    2124 1st Ave, New York, NY 10029

  • Madison Deli & Grocery
    1550 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 987-8830

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Midtown Fish and Meat Market
    87 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 722-7828

    • Monday-Saturday 7:30AM-7:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • New King Deli Grocery
    23 E 115th St, New York, NY 10029

    • SNAP accepted
  • Nuevo Dia Fruits
    122 E116th St, New York, NY 10029

  • Owens Variety
    108 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029

  • Paniagua Deli Grocery
    203 E 115th St, New York, NY 10029

    • No contact information available
  • Park 81 Deli & Grocery
    81 E 110th St, New York, NY 10029

    • No contact information available
  • Pina Dulce Fruits & Vegetables
    1916 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10029

  • Puchito Grocery
    2122 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 666-0661

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
  • Raspberry Deli Grocery
    2127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 860-2615

    • Monday-Saturday 6:00AM-3:30PM
    • Sunday 6:00AM-12:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Sami Deli Grocery & Halal Meat Market
    1630 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 490-7797

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
  • USA Superstore
    64-68 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029

  • Young Fish Market
    2004 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 476-4443

    • Monday-Saturday 9:30AM-7:00PM
    • Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM
  • Al Mukhtar Deli Grocery
    2026 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 360-1204

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:15AM-12:45AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Basam Grocery
    2371 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (646) 838-5137

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Deals
    2182 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 895-4189

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Family Discount 99 Plus
    2271 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10035

  • Mia Deli & Grocery
    2085 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10035

  • Monarch Deli
    2006 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (646) 998-3020

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP accepted, cold food only
  • Oasis Gourmet Deli
    1966 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10035

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
  • Park Ave Mini Market
    1663 Park Ave, New York, NY 10035

    • Sunday-Thursday 8:00AM-12:00AM
    • Friday, Saturday 8:00AM-12:30AM
  • Prince Deli & Grocery
    1461 5th Ave, New York, NY 10035

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
  • Wild Olive Market
    10 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035

    • Sunday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM

Farmers' Markets in East 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 East 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 East 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.

  • 116th Street Block Association, Inc.
    55 E 115th St, 101, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 860-4100

    • Services offered: Provides housing services to people of low income, immigrants, elderly, and families
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Physical locations are now open, but only by appointment. Virtual meetings continue.
    • Additional information:
      • Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10AM-4:30PM by appointment
  • Association to Benefit Children (ABC) - Keith Haring School
    318 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 426-3960, (212) 534-3656

    • Services offered: Permanent supportive housing program for formerly homeless families living with HIV and AIDS
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Staff continue to respond in-person within hours to children's mental health crises, checking in on the families at highest risk for child abuse and domestic violence, and getting essential food and infant supplies to families who have been left with nothing
      • Operating an emergency child care center for first responders and emergency workers. Open 11 hours a day.
      • Providing meal sets to families in the East Harlem community
      • For updates on ABC's COVID-19 relief efforts, click here
    • Additional information:
      • Provides food, education, mental health treatment, and child-parent psychotherapy to children and families
      • Early intervention center for young children of families living in ABC's Permanent Supportive Housing Program, as well as low-income families in the general community
  • Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center - ABLE Halfway House
    2009 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 348-4660

    • Services offered: Residential program providing individuals (ages 18+) who have undergone substance abuse rehabilitation with housing and support services, including cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Good Shepherd Services - McLaughlin East Harlem Residence
    55 E 110th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 828-2173

    • Services offered: Provides young adults (ages 18-25) involved with foster care and/or juvenile justice systems with a multi-service center providing non-residential support services and a residence providing transitional housing and support
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Residential programs for adolescents in foster care or the juvenile justice system remain open
      • Child welfare programs are contacting as many families as possible electronically. However, contact with most high-risk families is still taking place in person and within recommended safety guidelines.
      • Providing emergency assistance to foster care participants who have had to leave college, made travel and other arrangements for those who need to come home, and ensured those who can stay in dorms have resources for food and other necessities.
  • Weston United - Bishop House
    118 E 111th St, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 492-5070, Main Office: (212) 663-3000

    • 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
  • Addicts Rehabilitation Center
    1881 Park Ave, New York, NY 10035

    • Services offered: In-patient program offering a drug free environment to adult male and female substance abusers
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Closed until further notice. No services available at this time.
  • Fedcap - Chelton Loft
    104-106 E 126th St, Suite 4C, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 727-4360

    • Services offered:
      • Provide adults (ages 18+) with mental illnesses with housing assistance
      • Give opportunities to young adults with mental illnesses to help them transition from school to professional life. Transitioning to virtual appointments/body meetings.
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Facilities are closed until further notice. Providing external support.
    • Additional information:
      • Contact Facebook group for more information about services
      • Accepting referrals
  • HELP USA, Clarke Thomas Men's Shelter
    121 Hells Gate Cir, New York, NY 10035
    (347) 226-4475

    • Services offered: Supportive housing for men
    • Additional information:
      • Must be referred by Bellevue Men's Shelter
  • HELP USA, Help Supportive Employment Center
    1 Wards Island, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 534-3866

    • Services offered: Therapy and supportive housing
  • HELP USA, Keener Building
    64 Sunken Garden Loop, New York, NY 10035
    (646) 518-6370, (347) 226-4475

    • Services offered:
      • Safe homes and support for people facing poverty
  • Odyssey House Harbor
    246 E 121st St, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 987-5151

    • Services offered: Residential treatment program for individuals living with mental illness and addiction disorder
    • Additional information:
      • The admissions process is ongoing; call the listed number for additional information
      • Have referrals and food pantry nearby if needed for food, and provide meals at the facility for residents
      • Hours: Open 24/7
  • The Doe Fund - Peter Jay Sharp Residence
    223 E 117th St, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 996-3165

    • Services offered: Affordable housing to formerly homeless individuals
    • Additional information:
      • Resources and connections for people to access food available
  • Violence Intervention Program (VIP Mujeres)
    P.O. Box 1161, New York, NY 10035, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 410-9080

    • Services offered: Services for Latina women affected by domestic violence
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Providing emergency resources to survivors and their families, including food and transportation
      • Connecting survivors to relief efforts made available through the government, philanthropy and/or other nonprofits
      • Closely following guidelines from the Department of Health and the Office of Children and Family Services to ensure that all locations are properly and continually sanitized
      • Temporarily suspended all group activities and community spaces at residences until it is safe to re-open them.
      • Cancelled or postponed in-person trainings, workshops, site visits, and events scheduled until further notice.
      • VIP Crisis Responders are:
        • Available 24/7 through bilingual Domestic Violence Hotline
        • Operating a live, online chat service Mon-Fri through the home page on listed website
        • Providing emergency shelter to families and single adults fleeing domestic violence
      • VIP programs are up and running.
        • Accepting new clients for counseling and support services, and continuing to conduct counseling sessions with existing clients remotely.
        • Emergency shelter remains open – currently housing ~20 families – and are accepting new placements, as space allows.
        • Transitional housing program continues to provide safe and stable homes to families recovering from the trauma of domestic violence.

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 East Harlem

  • East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP) Clinic
    17 E 102nd St, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10029
    (877) 372-4161

    • Services offered: Clinic providing uninsured adults (ages 22+) residing in East Harlem with primary health care services
    • Additional information:
      • Hours: Saturday, 9AM-12PM
  • Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service
    333 E 115th St, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 672-5200

    • Services offered: Aids vulnerable families and children by meeting their basic needs for food, healthcare, education, and safe home, in the belief that affirming families in their own dignity improves the entire community
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • LSA offices remain closed for the time being, but most services are still running, with staff working remotely
    • Additional information:
      • To schedule an appointment, visit this page
      • To register for the Food Pantry, see registration requirements, visit this page
  • The Resource Center for Adult Education (CREA)
    475 E 115th St, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10029
    (929) 270-7741

    • Services offered: Provides language classes for people who want to improve their Spanish language literacy or learn English as a second language
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • All classes moved to virtual; no in-person events/meetings yet. Opening soon TBA.
    • Additional information:
      • Food pantry for pickup Thursdays at 10AM, at 169 E 106th St
  • Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) - East Harlem Benefits Center
    198 E 121st St, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 801-3300

    • Services offered: Benefit Centers connect people in need to food assistance, income support, referrals, emergency assistance, legal support, financial counseling, and tax assistance
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • CUCS Benefits and Housing primarily working from home and can be reached by visiting listed website
      • Not accepting new clients except for housing
    • Additional information:
      • Contact the Benefits department to find out if new clients are being accepted: (855) 932-2827
      • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM-3PM

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 East Harlem

  • Association to Benefit Children (ABC) - Keith Haring School
    318 E 116th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 426-3960, (212) 534-3656

    • Services offered: Permanent supportive housing program for formerly homeless families living with HIV and AIDS
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Staff continue to respond in-person within hours to children's mental health crises, checking in on the families at highest risk for child abuse and domestic violence, and getting essential food and infant supplies to families who have been left with nothing
      • Operating an emergency child care center for first responders and emergency workers. Open 11 hours a day.
      • Providing meal sets to families in the East Harlem community
      • For updates on ABC's COVID-19 relief efforts, click here
    • Additional information:
      • Provides food, education, mental health treatment, and child-parent psychotherapy to children and families
      • Early intervention center for young children of families living in ABC's Permanent Supportive Housing Program, as well as low-income families in the general community
  • Children's Aid Society - Rhinelander's Saturday Program for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children & Teens
    130 E 101 St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 348-2343, (212) 949-4800

    • Services offered: A center providing deaf and hard of hearing youth (ages 5-20) with a free Saturday recreation program; also provides in-house activities, trips, parent support group, sign language classes, and guest speakers on a variety of topics related to deafness, education, and resources in the community
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • All programs have moved to The Lexington Academy until further notice
      • Only in-person service is after school programming (offered both virtual and in-person)
    • Additional information:
      • Hours:
        • Monday - Friday, 8AM-8:30PM
        • Saturday, 9AM-4PM
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - Seaver Autism Clinical Services
    1 Gustave L Levy Pl, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 241-0961

    • Services offered: Hospital-based research program providing children, adolescents, and adults who have autism spectrum disorder and related conditions with assessments, evaluations, and psychopharmacological treatment
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Currently, the staff is working remotely. Call the listed number and leave a message or email theseavercenter@mssm.edu
  • Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service
    333 E 115th St, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 672-5200

    • Services offered: Aids vulnerable families and children by meeting their basic needs for food, healthcare, education, and safe home, in the belief that affirming families in their own dignity improves the entire community
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • LSA offices remain closed for the time being, but most services are still running, with staff working remotely
    • Additional information:
      • To schedule an appointment, visit this page
      • To register for the Food Pantry, see registration requirements, visit this page
  • Northside Center For Child Development
    35 E 110th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 426-3400

    • Services offered: Psychiatric, psychopharmacological, and psychotherapy services for youth and families, outpatient therapy, family counseling, affiliated with a school
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Offering remote or hybrid (combination of in-person and remote) learning plans. Children will get speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy in both learning environments based on the child’s needs and the parent’s consent in collaboration with the child’s therapist.
      • Offering individual and family therapy, medication management. Serving clients via Telehealth, servicing persons aged 1-17 and parents able to receive services if child enrolled
    • Additional information:
      • Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8AM-8PM
  • Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center
    1249 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 360-1000

    • Services offered: Nursing facility providing sub-acute rehab for the elderly and individuals with AIDS, chronic illness, or developmental disabilities
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Services continue in person with precautions
      • Team is available to answer questions. Call dedicated COVID-19 hotline: (877) 239-1998
    • Additional information:
      • Also offers a pediatric unit, inpatient and outpatient end-stage renal dialysis unit, and an outpatient clinic providing primary care for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • The Shield Institute - Manhattan Day Habilitation Center
    110 E 107th St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 860-8400

    • Services offered: Day habilitation services for adults with developmental disabilities
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • The Shield continues to provide person-centered health and wellness activities, opportunities for communication and self-expression support, and development of life skills.
      • Day Habilitation is currently being offered via: 
        • In-person Small Group Activities in outdoor settings
        • Virtual Groups
        • Individual remote contacts via telephone, email and videoconferencing
        • Home visits
  • Union Settlement - Metro North Day Care Center
    304 E 102nd St, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 828-6087

    • Services offered: A day care center offering children (ages 2-4) preschool education and childcare
  • Union Settlement - Union Washington Child Care Center
    1893 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 828-6088

    • Services offered: Program offering children ages 2-5 preschool education, UPK, socialization skills, and individual casework to provide family support and referrals
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • In-person early childhood education learning is taking place in-person and remotely
      • Our Early Childhood Education centers are in the process of re-opening with safety protocols in place. Teachers are providing services remotely to the children and their parents through Google Hangouts, the Remind app, telephone calls, emails and text messages.  
      • Families receive activities for their children to complete, outreach and engagement with families is ongoing, and staff continue to develop enhanced remote learning curricula for the upcoming weeks
      • For the most up-to-date information, please check the website
  • Association to Benefit Children (ABC) - Echo Park - The Graham School
    1841 Park Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (646) 459-6091

    • Services offered: Serves children struggling with poverty, hunger, emotional and physical abuse, lack of educational support, and homelessness, and who have disabilities or developmental delays
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Early childhood programs and services continue online; services including afterschool programs and mental health treatments are being provided remotely
      • Staff continue to provide help and supplies to families at-risk in person
      • Headstart (Daycare) available
      • Mental health clinic open remotely
      • Special needs for children in-person and remote
    • Additional information:
      • Resources or connections for people to access food available
  • Cardinal McCloskey Community Services - McCloskey Connections Prevention Program
    2082 Lexington Ave, Suite 203, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 987-1806, (718) 542-0255 x232

    • Services offered: A preventive center providing at risk families with home-based assessment and intervention, treatment referrals, assistance in obtaining public assistance
    • Additional information:
      • Individual casework and counseling offered to families in need
  • Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) - East Harlem Benefits Center
    198 E 121st St, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 801-3300

    • Services offered: Benefit Centers connect people in need to food assistance, income support, referrals, emergency assistance, legal support, financial counseling, and tax assistance
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • CUCS Benefits and Housing primarily working from home and can be reached by visiting listed website
      • Not accepting new clients except for housing
    • Additional information:
      • Contact the Benefits department to find out if new clients are being accepted: (855) 932-2827
      • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM-3PM
  • Rising Ground - Children's Learning Center
    1751 Park Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (914) 375-8667

    • Services offered: Provides children, adults, and families with the resources and skills needed to help them rise above adversity and positively direct their lives
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Most Rising Ground programs and services are continuing to operate with measures in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all. See website for a full list of program updates.
  • Sinergia
    2082 Lexington Ave, 3rd & 4th Floor, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 643-2840

    • Services offered: Services for people with disabilities, as well as their families
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Sinergia’s main office is open (only for those with appointments). Administration staff still actively going to office and meeting with families based on appointment to meet virtually or in person. Trainings, meetings and other live events have been suspended or are taking place virtually for the near future. Webinars will be conducted to provide essential information, and these will be announced on Sinergia’s Facebook page. 
      • Please note also that visits to Sinergia’s Individual Residential Alternatives are back up and running.** **If you wish to discuss arrangements for a virtual visit or to check on the welfare of a resident, please call the main number (212) 643-2840 for assistance.
    • Additional information:
      • Contact main intake line at (212) 643-2840 ext. 336 or send an email at mpc@sinergiany.org or should you have any education-related questions.
      • For the most up-to-date information and services, visit their website
  • The Institute for Family Health - Family Health Center of Harlem
    1824 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 423-4500

    • Services offered: A center providing comprehensive medical care including mental health services
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Offering telehealth visits by video and phone as well as behavioral health care only by video visit or phone
      • In-Person Primary Care: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM-5PM
      • Telehealth Primary Care (Video and phone visits)
        • Monday - Friday, 8AM-8PM
        • Saturday & Sunday, 8AM-6PM

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
  • St. Nicholas Job Center #18
    132 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
    (917) 639-2499

    • This location is closed until further notice. Please use ACCESS HRA to apply for benefits, manage your case, and more.
  • East End S02
    2322 3rd Ave, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 860-5147

    • This location is closed until further notice. Please use ACCESS HRA to apply for benefits, manage your case, and more

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 East Harlem (Please call rather than visiting)

  • East Side WIC Metropolitan Hospital
    1901 1st Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 423-7395

    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Services are being offered remotely
      • New clients can sign up over the phone but must pick up their card in person
    • Hours:
      • Monday, Thursday, Friday, 8AM–5PM
      • Tuesday, 7:30AM–5PM
      • Wednesday, 8AM–6PM
      • 3rd Saturday, 8:30AM– 3:30PM
  • Institute for Family Health - Lexington
    1701 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (646) 218-4888

    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Services are being offered remotely
      • New clients must pick up their card in person or via mail
    • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9AM-5PM
  • Institute for Family Health - Madison
    1818 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029
    (212) 423-4201

    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Services are being offered remotely
    • Additional information:
      • Hours: Monday - Sunday, 9AM-7PM
  • Boriken Neighborhood Health Center
    2265 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10035
    (212) 289-6650

    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Services are being offered remotely
      • New clients can sign up over the phone and receive their card by mail or pick it up in person
  • 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 (in person visits for new clients only)
      • New clients can sign up over the phone or in person and pick up their card
    • Hours:
      • Monday - Wednesday, 8AM-8PM
      • Thursday & Friday, 8AM-5PM
      • Saturday, 8AM-4PM

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