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
See nutrition tips and strategies for planning healthy meals on a budget.
NYC Department of Education
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)
Free healthy food, counseling about healthy eating, breastfeeding support, and referrals for women, infants, and children under five.
Updated December 20, 2023