Emergency Food Assistance- All New Yonkers can access the food they need


Emergency Food Assistance All New Yorkers can access the food they need by picking up grab-and-go meals at NYC Schools, by visiting a food pantry, or by signing up for food delivery assistance. 

  • Go to nyc.gov/getfood to sign up or to find an emergency food location near you. 

Visiting a food pantry, picking up a grab-and-go meal, or receiving food delivery assistance will not impact your ability to apply for a green card. If you have questions about how accessing certain public benefits may affect immigration status, call the free, confidential ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365 for information and connections to legal help. The GetFood Delivery Assistance Program is seeking nonprofit providers for meal preparation with a focus on culturally sensitive meals and ethnic foods, to staff and serve as distribution sites, and to facilitate home meal delivery. 

On May 11th, MOIA Commissioner Bitta Mostofi, COVID-19 Food Czar Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, and Human Resources Administration First Deputy Commissioner Gary Jenkins held a Community and Ethnic Media virtual roundtable on emergency food assistance.