Food from pantries and community kitchens

Community Food Connection (CFC) | NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)

Food Everyone

There are ways to get free food quickly – get groceries from a food pantry, or a cooked meal from a community kitchen. Use the Food Help NYC map or call 311 to find your closest food pantry and community kitchen.

Other Food Programs

Food and Nutrition Info

NYC Department of Health

Tips for planning healthy meals

See nutrition tips and strategies for planning healthy meals on a budget.

Summer Meals

NYC Department of Education

Free summer meals for children and young adults

Get free breakfast or lunch at schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks near you during the summer.

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

NYS Department of Health (NYS DOH)

Healthy food for families

Free healthy food, counseling about healthy eating, breastfeeding support, and referrals for women, infants, and children under five.

Updated December 20, 2023