There are two ways to get free food quickly: get groceries from a food pantry, or a cooked meal from a community kitchen. Find the closest food pantries and community kitchens by using the Get Food NYC map.
Other Food Programs
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.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)
SNAP benefits can help you feed your family with fresh and healthy groceries.
NYC Department of Education (DOE)
NYC students can enjoy free breakfast and lunch every school day.
Updated March 25, 2022