If you need emergency food assistance, call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777
Call 311 to find a local pantry or kitchen. There is no income limit for emergency food. Learn more about Emergency food.
Call first to confirm hours.
West Side Campaign Against Hunger can also help you apply for SNAP.
Call 212-362-3662 ext. 126 or email .
SNAP (food stamps)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, helps people with limited income buy food. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores. Some immigrants may be eligible for the program. Online application and renewal can be done via the ACCESS HRA website. For further information, visit the website or call HRA's Infoline at 718-557-1399.
SNAP recipients can shop online for groceries at Amazon, Shoprite, or Walmart. (Note: SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay delivery fees. Be sure to confirm that an online store delivers to your home address.) Visit the HRA website.