Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guide: Rockaway and Broad Channel

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: Broad Channel/Rockaway

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 Broad Channel/Rockaway 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

Broad Channel/Rockaway 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.

  • AIDS Center of Queens County, Far Rockaway
    1600 Central Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 868-8645
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No
    Kosher

    • Friday 9:00AM-10:00AM
    • Arrive early for the best chance of receiving food
  • Campaign Against Hunger, World Harvest Deliverance Center - Mobile Food Pantry
    1521 Central Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 773-3551 x151
    Status: Open
    ID Required:
    Kosher,Halal

    • Tuesday, Thursday 3:00PM-6:00PM
  • First Baptist Church/H.O. Scott Education & Community Center - Food Pantry
    15-10 Redfern Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 327-2208
    Status: Open
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Monday 8:30AM-3:00PM
  • First Church of God
    21-23 Birdsall Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 327-1114
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Saturday 11:00AM-1:00PM: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
  • First Church of God
    1425 Beach Channel Dr , Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 327-1114
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Saturday 11:00AM-1:00PM: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
  • First Presbyterian Russell Sage Memorial Church
    896 Central Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 327-2440
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Saturday 9:00AM-10:30AM
    • Recommend arriving early
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • Full Gospel Tabernacle
    361 Beach 42nd St, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 327-2221 (x4)
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Saturday November 13 10:00AM-12:00PM
    • Open to Rockaway community members
    • Identification preferred but not required. If you don't have ID you won't be turned away.
    • People can start lining up at 9AM
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • Jesus Is Justice Mission, Inc.
    223 Beach 28th St, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 772-7951, (917) 566-1961
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No
    Kosher,Halal

    • Wednesday 12:00PM-2:00PM
    • Opens at 12PM and closes when food runs out
    • People can call for emergency food assistance every day
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • Jewish Community Council (JCC) of the Rockaway Peninsula - Food Pantry
    1525 Central Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 327-7755, (718) 327-6060
    Status: Open
    ID Required:
    Kosher

    • Tuesday October 19 9:30AM-1:30PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Thursday October 21 9:30AM-1:30PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Tuesday October 26 9:30AM-1:30PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Thursday October 28 9:30AM-1:30PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Tuesday November 2 9:30AM-1:30PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Assistance prioritized to Far Rockaway residents
    • Clients are limited to one visit per month
    • "Kosher Client Choice Food Pantry" with food pantry/soup kitchen combined
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • Jewish Community Council (JCC) of the Rockaway Peninsula - Soup Kitchen
    1525 Central Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 327-6060, (718) 327-7755
    Status: Open
    ID Required:
    Kosher

    • Tuesday, Thursday 9:30AM-1:30PM
    • "Kosher Client Choice Food Pantry" with food pantry/soup kitchen combined
  • Queens Defenders at the Far Rockaway Outreach Center
    1922 Mott Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (347) 727-7125, (718) 261-3047 x618
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Wednesday, Friday 2:00PM-4:00PM: Hours vary
    • Schedule varies. Please call for next food distribution date.
    • Visitors can come during business hours for emergency food
    • Pop-up food distribution center
    • Kosher food sometimes available by request
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • Solid Rock SDA Church
    5205 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 474-9306, (718) 634-1622
    Status: Open
    ID Required: No

    • Wednesday October 20 10:00AM-11:00AM
    • Wednesday October 27 10:00AM-11:00AM
    • Wednesday November 3 10:00AM-11:00AM
    • Wednesday November 10 10:00AM-11:00AM
    • Wednesday November 17 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • St. Mary Star of the Sea
    19-20 New Haven Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (347) 246-9344
    Status: Open
    ID Required:
    Kosher

    • Tuesday October 19 1:00PM-3:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Friday October 22 1:00PM-3:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Tuesday October 26 1:00PM-3:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Friday October 29 1:00PM-3:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Tuesday November 2 1:00PM-3:00PM: To make an appointment via Plentiful, text FOOD to PANTRY (726-879).
    • Food pantry open on Tuesdays, by appointment only. Call listed number to schedule an appointment.
    • Pickup allowed once per month
    • Kosher food sometimes available
  • United Methodist Center - Food Pantry
    1032 Beach 19th St, 3S, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 327-5071
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Tuesday, Thursday 9:30AM-11:00AM
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • United Methodist Center - Soup Kitchen
    1032 Beach 19th St, 3S, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 327-5071
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Monday-Friday 12:00PM-1:00PM: Lunch
    • Monday-Friday 4:30PM-5:30PM: Dinner
  • Ocean Bay Apartments-Bay side
    434 Beach 54th St, Queens, NY 11692
    (718) 408-6265
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Wednesday October 20 10:30AM-6:30PM
    • Friday October 22 10:30AM-6:30PM
    • Wednesday October 27 10:30AM-6:30PM
    • Friday October 29 10:30AM-6:30PM
    • Wednesday November 3 10:30AM-6:30PM
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, St. Rose Of Lima
    130 Beach 84th St, Queens, NY 11693
    (718) 634-7394
    Status: Open
    ID Required:

    • Tuesday, Friday 10:00AM-11:45AM
    • Must live within Parish boundaries to use food pantry (Beach 54th St - Beach 96th St)
    • Please bring your own bags or cart
  • First Baptist Church/H.O. Scott Education & Community Center - Soup Kitchen
    15-10 Redfern Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 337-0282, (718) 327-2208
    Status: Unknown
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Thursday 5PM-7PM
  • Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater
    2716 Healy Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 327-8606
    Status: Closed
    ID Required: Unknown

  • Bethel AME Church Food Pantry
    215 Beach 77th St, Queens, NY 11692
    (718) 474-7712
    Status: Closed
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Thursday 11AM-1PM
  • The Action Center for Education and Community Development, Inc.
    57-10 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11692
    Status: Closed
    ID Required: Unknown

    • Saturday 11AM-2PM
    • Wednesday 9AM-1:30PM

Department of Education Meal Hubs: PROGRAM ENDED

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

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

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

Special Supermarket Shopping Hours for Seniors Only

  • Aldi
    • Some Aldi stores have adjusted their opening hours of operation to 8:30AM daily. The first hour is still reserved for seniors, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Aldi
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Dollar General
    • First hour of opening for senior shopping only.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Dollar General
  • Target
    • First shopping hour on Tuesdays is reserved for seniors and those with underlying health conditions.
    • See Store Finder Here for the nearest Target
  • Costco
    • 9-10AM Monday through Friday for members 60 and older and people with disabilities or who are immunocompromised. Only members who meet this criteria will be able to shop during these hours. Guests will not be admitted.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Family Foods Market
    536-38 Beach 25th St, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 327-4107

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery minimum: $10
    • Delivery radius: Rockaway
  • Fuente De Bendicion
    709 Beach 20th St, Queens, NY 11691
    (347) 752- 9910, (347) 217-0803

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:30PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery minimum: $20
    • Additional notes: Spanish-speaking only
  • Gold-More Deli & Grill
    14-16 Cornaga Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 337-6864

    • Sunday-Saturday 5:00AM-12:00AM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by Uber Eats and Grubhub
  • Paketeria Grocery
    17-21 Seagirt Blvd, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 471-7759

    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by Uber Eats
  • AAA Grocery Store Corporation
    69-15 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11692
    (718) 318-0451

    • Monday-Saturday 6:30AM-11:00PM
    • Sunday 6:30AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone after 5PM
    • Delivery minimum: $10
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Associated Supermarkets
    57-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11692
    (347) 619-8252

    • Monday-Saturday 6:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone or visiting store website
    • Delivery radius: within store zip code
    • Delivery minimum: $10
  • Stop & Shop
    70-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11692
    (718) 318-6281

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-11:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-7:30AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
    • Delivery fee: depends on delivery destination
    • In-store and curbside pickup available
  • Ali Baba Finest Deli Corp
    8704a Rockaway Beach Blvd , Queens, NY 11693
    (718) 945-3710

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: Rockaway
    • Delivery minimum: $15
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Channel Market
    925 Cross Bay Blvd, Queens, NY 11693
    (718) 945-7400

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone intermittently. Call for availability.
    • Curbside pickup available
  • CVS
    88 07 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11693
    (718) 318-2700

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by phone
  • Fat Cardinal Provisions
    196 Beach 92nd St, Queens, NY 11693
    (347) 989-4322

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00AM-6:00PM
    • Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-4:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by DoorDash
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Key Food Supermarket
    87-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11693
    (718) 945-5220

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • Sunday 8:00AM-9:00AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available for in-store purchases only
    • Delivery radius: within neighborhood
    • Delivery minimum: $50
  • 101 Deli
    100-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 634-1121

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:30AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by Uber Eats
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Belle Harbor Foods Inc
    413 Beach 129th St, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 634-0945

    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-7:30PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 10:00AM-3:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: varies
    • Delivery minimum: $20
    • Delivery fee: $2
  • Cuisine By Claudette
    143 B 116th St, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 945-5511

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Delivery available by phone or visiting store website
    • Delivery radius: Beach 100th St - Breezy
    • In-store and curbside pickup available
  • Family Dollar
    113-22 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11694
    (347) 897-5989

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by store website and Instacart
  • Pickles & Pies Food Market & Deli
    202 B 116th St, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 634-6041

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Delivery available by texting (718) 640-3944
    • Delivery radius: call the store to check availability
    • Delivery minimum: $20
    • Delivery fee: $5
  • Sorrentino's Market
    99-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 843-9800

    • Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-6:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-4:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by phone
    • Delivery radius: 2 blocks
    • Delivery minimum: $50
    • Pickup available
  • Stop & Shop
    112-15 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 945-4894

    • Monday-Saturday 6:00AM-12:00AM: Store Hours
    • Sunday 6:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Sunday-Saturday 6:00AM-7:30AM: Senior Shopping Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by Peapod
    • Delivery radius: throughout NYC
    • Delivery minimum: $60
    • Delivery fees: as low as $2.95 with discounts, otherwise $6.95 for orders over $100, $9.95 for orders $60-$99.99
  • Walgreens
    10640 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 318-8512

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-12:00AM
    • WIC accepted
    • Delivery available by visiting store website
    • Curbside pickup available

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.

  • 44 St Grocery & Candy Inc
    4321 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11691

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
  • 99 C Rock
    1055 Beach 20th St, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 471-5190

    • Monday-Saturday 10:00AM-5:30PM
    • Sunday 2:30PM-4:30PM
  • Eliner Seafood 2
    32-15 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 337-2992

    • Monday-Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM
    • Sunday 10:00AM-5:30PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Fannie Grocery & Deli
    5307 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 474-1822

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-8:00PM
  • Genesis Grocery
    Far Rockaway Blvd, Queens, NY 11691

  • Valley Grocery
    3005 Brookhaven Ave, Queens, NY 11691

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-11:00PM
  • Young Food Market
    20-07 New Haven Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 337-6711

    • Monday-Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM
    • Sunday 10:00AM-2:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • 66-16 Meat & Produce
    66 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11692
    (718) 945-0272

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • A & T Grocery
    73-02 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11692

    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • Sunday 7:00AM-9:00PM
  • Ali Deli & Grocery Corporation
    7003 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11692
    (718) 474-1479

    • Sunday 7:00AM-7:00PM
    • Monday-Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
  • Edgemere Farm Market
    3-23 Beach 74th St, Queens, NY 11692

    • Friday 2:00PM-6:00PM
    • Saturday 9:00AM-2:00PM
    • Sunday 9:00AM-1:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Curbside pickup available
  • El Capitan Deli Grocery
    518 B 72 St, Queens, NY 11692

    • Monday-Friday 6:00AM-9:00PM
    • Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • Sunday 8:00AM-8:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Pickup available
  • Farrockaway
    Beach 59th St, Queens, NY 11692

  • Newway Supermarket
    58-14 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11692
    (718) 474-0663

    • Sunday-Saturday 7:00AM-10:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • Curbside pickup available
  • On and On Deli and Grocery Store
    3-10 Beach 54th St, Queens, NY 11692
    (718) 474-4800

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted
  • R & R Halal Inc
    66-08 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11692
    (718) 474-7777

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP accepted in-store only
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Appetito Deli
    9010 Rockaway Beach Blvd , Queens, NY 11693
    (718) 318-2101

    • Monday-Thursday 5:00AM-10:00PM
    • Friday-Sunday 5:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Curbside pickup available
  • Cross Bay Grocery
    913 Cross Bay Blvd , Queens, NY 11693
    (718) 634-4457

    • Sunday-Saturday 10:00AM-1:00AM
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Family Dollar
    8601 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11693

    • Sunday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
  • Rockaway Beach Gourmet Deli
    92-09 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11693
    (718) 474-1400

    • Sunday, Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM
    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-9:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
  • Rockaway Express Deli & Grocery
    90-17 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11693

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
  • A & D Deli Grocery
    Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 945-6614

    • Sunday-Saturday: Open 24/7
    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Pickup available
  • Alex's Delicatessen
    104-2 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 737-5150

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
    • Additional notes: Spanish-speaking only
  • Beach 116st Deli & Grocery
    201 B 116th St, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 318-1752

    • Monday-Friday 5:00AM-12:00AM
    • Sunday, Saturday 7:00AM-11:00PM
    • SNAP accepted
    • Pickup available by phone
  • Dahaleel 1
    281 Beach 116th St, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 945-6244

    • SNAP/WIC not accepted
  • Duane Reade
    11602 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 945-7781

    • Monday-Friday 7:00AM-11:00PM: Store Hours
    • Saturday, Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM: Store Hours
    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-8:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • Sunday 9:00AM-5:00PM: Pharmacy Hours
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
    • In-store pickup available
    • Curbside pickup available by Walgreens app
  • Eden European Market
    11507 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11694

  • Kopernik Polish Deli
    115-07 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11694
    (718) 945-5050

    • Monday, Tuesday 10:00AM-8:00PM
    • Wednesday-Friday 9:00AM-8:00PM
    • Saturday 9:00AM-7:00AM
    • Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
    • SNAP/WIC accepted
  • Rockway Food Mart Inc.
    B 116th St, Queens, NY 11694

Farmers' Markets in Broad Channel/Rockaway

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

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

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

Social Services in Broad Channel/Rockaway

Child and Family Services in Broad Channel/Rockaway

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

Resources for People with Disabilities

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

Center for Independence of the Disabled NY

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

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

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

Helping Hands for the Disabled of NY

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

NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

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

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

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

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

Olmstead Rights: New York Disability Resources and Advocacy Organizations

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

Services for People with Disabilities in Broad Channel/Rockaway

There are no specific service organizations for people with disabilities found in this neighborhood. Please refer to city-wide services listed above and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center’s other neighborhood resource guides to find the closest services to you.

Education and Employment Services in Broad Channel/Rockaway

  • America Works, Inc. - Queens Office
    1931 Mott Ave, 2nd Floor, Queens, NY 11691
    (212) 599-5627

    • Services offered: Employment assistance to those receiving SSI or SSDI benefits, veteran housing assistance
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • In-person appointments have resumed

Health and Medical Services in Broad Channel/Rockaway

  • AIDS Center of Queens County - Far Rockaway
    1600 Central Ave, 3rd Floor, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 868-8645 x2013

    • Services offered: Provides assistance to people suffering from HIV/AIDS and provide information to eradicate HIV/AIDS in the future
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Office is currently closed, but ACQC and AHS staff can be reached by phone
    • Additional information:
      • Food pantry, takes requests for what people need/want, no longer require ID
      • ACQC Operator Hours: Monday - Friday, 9AM-3PM
  • Rockaway Care Center
    353 Beach 48th St, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 471-5000

    • Services offered: 228-bed modern facility offering compassionate care and rehabilitation to the elderly, convalescent, handicapped, or chronically ill
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Limited visitation
      • Limited entertainment
  • Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP)
    1525 Central Ave, 2nd Floor, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 327-7755

    • Services offered:
      • Providing services on a non-sectarian basis to those in need and advocating issues of concern to the community.
      • Services aim to improve the cultural, educational, social, communal and religious welfare within the community, city, state, country and throughout the world.
      • Offer information and referral services about community activities & resources.
      • SNAP, Medicaid Enrollment, Food Pantry, Eviction Prevention, Crisis Intervention services offered
      • Career counseling, Crisis Intervention & Disaster Case Management/Recovery Planning, Financial Counseling, Housing & Landlord/Tenant Mediation, Kosher Client Choice Food Pantry, Legal Assistance, Medical Insurance Enrollment & Medicare Advocacy/Enrollment.
    • Additional information:
      • Assistance serviced to Rockaway peninsula residents

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

Mental Health Services in Broad Channel/Rockaway

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

Mutual Aid Organizations in Broad Channel/Rockaway

Senior Services in Broad Channel/Rockaway

  • JASA - Brookdale Village Senior Center
    131 Beach 19th St, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 471-3200

    • Services offered: JASA's mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy.
    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Offices closed at this time due to COVID-19. Services only to those already registered with them, although many free sessions now conducted virtually to anyone interested.
    • Additional information:
      • Office Phone Hours: Monday - Friday, 8AM-4PM

Substance Use Programs in Broad Channel/Rockaway

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

Women's and Domestic Abuse Services in Broad Channel/Rockaway

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

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

  • GetFoodNYC: a meal delivery program created by the City of New York to assist New Yorkers who are unable to access food themselves during COVID-19. 
    • Apply here by creating an account. Call 311 if you need help creating an account.
    • Intended for individuals and families affected by COVID-19 who meet the following criteria:
      • No members of the household can go out and get food because they are at increased medical risk or homebound
      • No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for you
      • Do not receive meal assistance from other providers (such as: Meals on Wheels or God's Love We Deliver); and
      • You are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery
    • Households may place an order once every two days.
    • Each order contains 4 meals per person in the household. No household will receive more than 8 meals per delivery.
  • City Harvest: Mobile markets are still operating throughout the city. Please click here to find a mobile market in your neighborhood.
  • CityMeals on Wheels: Deliver meals to eligible New Yorkers over 60 years old.
  • God’s Love We Deliver: Deliver meals to eligible New Yorkers who are too sick to cook or shop for themselves.
    • Eligibility Requirements and Application Information here.
    • Require a Medical Provider to sign the application for services.
    • COVID-19 response updates
  • Invisible Hands Deliver: A program delivering groceries and other essential items to populations vulnerable to COVID-19.
    • To request a delivery, use the form online or call (732) 639-1579 to request a delivery via phone
  • GoGo: GoGo turns on demand transportation companies like Lyft into services that can be accessed and monitored without a smartphone. You can order take-out food and/or groceries with GoGoGourmet and GoGoGroceries (see below). You may also request special accessibility services through GoGoGrandparent, though you do not have to be a senior (just 18+ years of age). 
    • Step 1: Register for GoGo by clicking here or by calling 1 (855) 464-6872.
    • Step 2: CALL 1 (855) 464-6872 and wait to hear: "Thanks for calling GoGo"
    • Step 3: 
      • PRESS 1 to immediately request a Lyft or Uber to your home.
      • PRESS 2 to request a Lyft or Uber to where we dropped you off last.
      • PRESS 3, 4 or 5 to request a Lyft or Uber to a custom pick up location (once you're registered please give us a call to set these up).
      • PRESS 6 to request a Lyft or Uber with an operator.
      • PRESS 0 to speak with an operator about scheduling requests in advance or anything else.
    • GoGoGourmet: Meals delivered to the door of your home (855) 754-5328
    • GoGoGroceries: Groceries delivered to the door of your home (855) 222-4919
  • Meals on Wheels America: Deliver meals to eligible Network of over 5,000 independently run local programs
    • Search for participating locations near you here. Requirements and eligibility vary from location to location. Some locations may also provide additional services, including pet food and medical supply delivery services.
  • GrowNYC Fresh Food Boxes: seasonal produce well below retail prices
    • Visit a Fresh Food Box site near you (see bullets below)
    • Pay $14 (or $15 at workplace sites) in cash, credit/debit, EBT/SNAP, or Health Bucks for next week’s share
    • Return the following week to pick up your share: 10-15 pounds of fresh, high-quality produce
    • All Fresh Food Box sites accept SNAP/EBT and Health Bucks
    • SUSPENDED: Hunter College, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 1 Centre Street, and Department of Health.
    • OPEN (operating outdoors): 
      • Lenox Hill Neighborhood House: 70th Street & 1st Avenue, 1st Avenue Entrance
      • Project H.O.P.E.: 854 Hunts Point Avenue
      • Family Health Center of Harlem: Now operating at East Harlem Health Action Center (below)
      • East Harlem Health Action Center: 158 E 115th Street
      • Uptown Grand Central: Southwest corner of 125th Street & Park Avenue
      • Montefiore: 871 Prospect Ave, Bronx (Friday's, 2-5pm)
    • See GrowNYC updates here.
  • Mutual Aid Groups:** **Click here to find the closest mutual aid group to you:
    • Request help online or call the Mutual Aid NYC Hotline: 646-437-8080
  • GrowNYC Farmers Markets and Youthmarkets: offering seasonal, fresh produce, for New York City residents. Locate a market near you here; most accept EBT/SNAP and Health Bucks 
    • Deemed essential businesses, GrowNYC reconfigured 80+ food access sites to keep them open and safe for shoppers, producers, and staff. ​
    • Working with community partners to deliver free Fresh Food Boxes to low income New Yorkers who are undocumented, unemployed, or struggling in high need neighborhoods. 
    • Building out distance learning resources to continue to support educators and the general public as learning spaces move remote.
    • Many Greenmarket producers are offering a variety of ways to purchase their products, from allowing customers to pre-order and pick up at a market, to direct home delivery and shipping products from their online stores. All of that information is available in one place at GrowNYC Greenmarket Alternative Sales Directory 2020
    • See GrowNYC updates here.
  • Common Pantry: Providing takeaway meals for hot breakfast and dinner programs
  • To sign up for the Nourish program, visit either our Manhattan or Bronx locations 
    • 8 East 109th Street, East Harlem
    • 1290 Hoe Avenue, Bronx
      • Thursday and Friday at 10AM-2PM
      • Saturday at 10AM-2PM
    • For additional questions about services contact NYCPServices@nycommonpantry.org
  • Farms That Are Delivering: A database of farms nation-wide that are delivering locally and across the country.** **
    • Meat, produce, and dairy that can be ordered for purchase and delivery online

Additional Resources for New Yorkers

Case Management Services

  • See hitesite to locate a Case Management Agency near you

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online retailers accepting SNAP in NYC:

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

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

  • You MUST be a SNAP recipient to be eligible for Health Bucks.
  • For every $5 you spend at farmers markets using SNAP on an EBT card, you can automatically and immediately get $2 in Health Bucks
  • Pharmacy to Farm Prescription program
    • Receive $30 in Health Bucks when you fill your prescription for blood pressure medication at select pharmacies in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan
    • Sign up at any pharmacy listed below:
      • Brooklyn
        • Brooklyn Center Pharmacy at 104 Dekalb Ave., 11201 in Downtown Brooklyn
        • Myrtle Drug Care at 355 Myrtle Ave., 11205 in Fort Greene
        • Park Drugs at 801 Nostrand Ave., 11225 in Crown Heights
        • Whitman Pharmacy at 329A Myrtle Ave., 11205 in Fort Greene
      • Manhattan
        • Drug Mart II at 4873 Broadway, 10034 in Inwood
        • Dyckman Pharmacy at 199 Dyckman St, 10040 in Inwood
        • Nagle Pharmacy at 210 Nagle Ave., 10034 in Inwood
        • New Amsterdam Drug Mart at 698 Amsterdam Ave., 10025 on the Upper West Side
        • New London Pharmacy at 246 8th Ave., 10011 in Chelsea
        • New York City Pharmacy at 206 1st Ave., 10009 in East Village
        • Quick RX UWS at 909 Columbus Ave., 10025 in Upper West Side
      • Queens
        • Image Heights Pharmacy at 7501 37th Ave., 11372 in Jackson Heights
        • Jannat Pharmacy at 7203 35th Ave., 11372 in Jackson Heights
        • Nueva Vida Pharmacy at 81-25 37th Ave., 11372 in Jackson Heights
        • Superior Pharmacy at 80-05 Roosevelt Ave., 11372 in Jackson Heights
  • Rockaway S79
    219 Beach 59th St, 1st Floor, Queens, NY 11692
    (718) 637-2750

    • 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 Broad Channel/Rockaway (Please call rather than visiting)

  • Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center
    1288 Central Ave, Queens, NY 11691
    (718) 945-7150 x2132

    • Services affected by COVID-19:
      • Services only available remotely
      • New clients can sign up over the phone, but must pick up their card in person
      • Nutritionist providing telehealth services
    • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9AM-5PM
  • Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center
    Arverne 6200 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11692
    (718) 945-7150 x1115

    • 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. Curbside pickup available.
      • Nutritionist providing telehealth services
    • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9AM-5PM

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