FOOD PANTRIES / SOUP KITCHENS
Dealing with the human side of economic stress
If you need help finding food, call 888 383 4477
According to Foodbanknyc.org in New York City, one of the richest cities in the world, food poverty is around every corner. Throughout the five boroughs, approximately 1.4 million people — mainly women, children, seniors, the working poor and people with disabilities — rely on soup kitchens and food pantries. Approximately 2.9 million New Yorkers experience difficulty affording food for themselves and their families, an increase of 60 percent since 2003.
The Holy Apolstle Soup Kitchen tells their volunteers, “Sorry, we’re all booked up for Martin Luther King Day. Please select another day.” They serve 1,000 balanced, nutritious meals every day, including holidays, in just 2 hours, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. How do they do it??
Melissa Rivers, daughter of celebrity Joan Rivers, has joined the Board of Directors of God’s Love We Deliver, continuing
her mother’s legacy to the clients she was so dedicated to serving. God’s Love is the leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutritional
counseling for people living with severe illnesses, providing for people living with more than 200 individual diagnoses. God’s Love cooks and home-delivers the specific, nutritious meals a client’s severe illness and treatment so urgently require. Meals are individually tailored for each client by a team of Registered Dietitians, and all clients have access to unlimited nutrition counseling.
New York City Rescue Mission has been providing spiritual hope, food, shelter and clothing to the needy of NYC since 1872. Download their new app that provides you with a map listing the closest shelter or resource you may need. (212) 226-6214
The Bowery Mission is sometimes referred to as the busiest restaurant in New York City. Meals are served every day of the year, preceded by a chapel service. You will find the schedule here…
This is the How…When…Where Guide to Food
Food Drive: The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture accepts canned food donations to benefit the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill Food and Hunger Project, Inc. The food drive is ongoing. Please leave food donations at the Society, 4450 Fieldston Road, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. No perishable foods accepted. (718) 548-4445.
BronxWorks manages senior centers that offer breakfast and lunch, Find more information here…
POTS (Part of the Solution)
Feeding our Neighbors, Nourishing Our Community 7 days a week, Everyday, 12:30 – 3:30 pm. Come in Monday through Friday 9:00-12:00am to register to shop in our Food Pantry. Read more here… (718) 220-4892
If you’re going to a pantry far from your residence, call ahead.
- Some pantries only serve people in their own part of town.
- It’s always wise to take ID with your address, and proof of family size (if you’re picking up food for the whole family).
Additional Food Sources for the Bronx can be found here.