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Pantries, Markets, and Food Delivery

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Pantries, Markets, and Food Delivery

Resources for Food Providers

Find a distributor for your pantry, and more!

Support and Advocacy

Broader Support Services working to end the root causes of hunger

Food distribution throughout New York City, including soup kitchens, food pantries, community fridges, City Harvest Mobile Markets®, and City Harvest Community Partner Distributions.

Citymeals delivers weekend, holiday and emergency meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers.

Search the map to find a soup kitchen, food pantry, senior center, or SNAP enrollment site near you.

Use this application to find locations that offer free food (food pantries and soup kitchens).

A complete list of the CSA groups and Community-Run Farmer’s Markets in the Just Food network.

To help connect community members in need with food resources, the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center created NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides for each NYC neighborhood.

Use Plentiful to find pantries and get the food you need, without waiting in line.

Find the food pantry closest to you on Staten Island.

The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW®) is a network of food pantries located in Broome County available to people requiring short-term assistance.

A mobile market that travels to inner-city neighborhoods throughout Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties.

Find a food pantry in your NYS county.

FeedMore WNY serves communities throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.

Foodlink Pop-Up Pantries bring emergency food relief to Rochester Area Counties including Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.


This map shows Food Bank of Central New York’s 367 community partners in the counties of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence.

Search our list to find food near you in the Southern Tier.

The map displays Food Pantries across New York State.

Long Island Cares operates a number of food pantries and other services throughout Long Island.

Meals on Wheels Programs provide nourishment to the homebound in New York State.

Find free meals for kids in New York State.

We work with host sites to provide large scale distributions of food from a Food Bank truck to the cars of our neighbors in need. (Walk-ups are also served.)

These are the current food pantries & meal programs in Rockland County NY.

City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization. We deliver food, free of charge, to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners across the five boroughs.

Food Bank of Central New York provides food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with 431 community partners in the counties of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence.

The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley provides donations to its member agencies.

Food Bank For New York City powers an extensive member network of over 800 food pantries, soup kitchens, and campus partners across the five boroughs.

Our service area includes Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties.

The Food Pantries for the Capital District is a coalition of 67 food pantries in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. We provide funding and delivery services.

Fresh Food Connect is a mobile app that coordinates homegrown produce to be donated. Individual gardeners sign up on the Fresh Food Connect app to donate their backyard grown produce, directing the surplus produce from gardens to hunger relief centers.

Long Island Cares partners with various agencies across Suffolk and Nassau Counties to help supply those organizations with food for those in need.

Search for New York State grant opportunities for Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and Nutrition Assistance.

With Plentiful, pantries can easily keep track of clients, and clients can manage pantry visits directly from their phone.

The Food Bank collects food donations from the food industry and distributes to communities in 23 counties from Plattsburgh to Newburgh.

Formed out of a partnership between The Food Pantries for the Capital District’s NYS Community Food Assistance Network and the Hunger Action Network of New York State, The Alliance is a collaborative effort of community-based food assistance providers and stakeholders to reduce food insecurity in New York State.  The Alliance convenes stakeholders, coordinates collective impact activities, provides a forum for information sharing, and is a network to increase capacity and nutritious food supply to direct food assistance equitably and efficiently to our communities. We are a voice for community-based food assistance providers and our community members experiencing food insecurity.

American Farmland Trust in New York works to stop the loss of farms and farmland in the state. is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

By Sarah Perowne

This guide explores the rights, benefits, and resources available to undocumented immigrants, covering legal protections, education, healthcare, and support organizations.

N.B: All of the information in this article is true at the time of publication. While we aim to provide factual information, legislation and laws are regularly updated. For up-to-date information, go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at

Hunger Solutions New York strives to maximize participation in, and support for, federally funded nutrition assistance programs.

An online resource dedicated to providing information about elderly caregiving, from basic tips and advice to more detailed information on eldercare services.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food.

Find the closest United Way dedicated to helping low-income New Yorkers make ends meet and lead self-sufficient lives.

Recipes, Trainings, and Workshops

Learn to make healthful and affordable food.

Research and Reports

Find the latest statistics and studies about hunger and the disenfranchised.

Recommended Books, Guides and Blogs

Find out more about the history of hunger and the struggle to end it.

Veterans and Military Families

Federal, National and Local Resources

Capital Roots organizes community gardens, provides healthy food access, offers nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinates urban greening programs in New York’s Capital Region.

Cooking Matters is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. Our programs teach parents and caregivers with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals.

At the Culinary Nutrition Collaborative, we provide practical tips and tools to integrate nutrition science with innovative culinary technique.

Our mission is to train NYC residents in urban agriculture, in order to build self-reliant communities and inspire positive local action around food access and social, economic, and racial justice issues.

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Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables is a nutrition education initiative designed to prevent overweight/obesity and reduce long term chronic disease risks through the promotion of increased fruit and vegetable consumption through nutrition education workshops and food demonstrations.

This guide includes different age-appropriate cooking activities, how to keep your kitchen safe for young cooks, and kid-friendly recipes to try out.

Layla Pujol is an Ecuadorian modern-day nomad who loves to cook and travel. She is currently working on her first cookbook, which will focus on delicious Ecuadorian and Latin recipes (adapted to her style).

Leah’s Pantry programs and products are designed to ensure all people have access to healthy food and feel competent preparing easy, nutritious meals for themselves and their families.

Follow along with Health Promotion & Wellness staff and student assistants as we show you how to prepare some of our favorite recipes step by step! Then, check out our healthy recipes page for more simple and budget-friendly recipes options that you can try on your own.

Soul Fire Farm is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm in Petersburgh, NY providing farmer training for Black and Brown growers, reparations and land return initiatives for northeast farmers and food justice workshops for urban youth.

Cooking and nutrition videos from the United Way of NYC Community Chefs.

Start Simple with MyPlate

A healthy eating routine is important at every stage of life and can have positive effects that add up over time. It’s important to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy and fortified soy alternatives. When deciding what to eat or drink, choose options that are full of nutrients. Make every bite count.

Cook up something new in your kitchen with these collections of healthy, delicious recipes. Find more recipes on’s searchable Recipes page!

Just Food provides learner-centered trainings and annual conferences in NYC through a vibrant network of small- to mid-scale regional farmers.

Our staff conducts research internally and through partnerships with colleagues in universities, government agencies, and private research firms to better understand the roadblocks to achieving American Farmland Trust’s broad mission, and to determine the most effective policy approaches to overcome these roadblocks.

We are a nonpartisan research and policy institute. We pursue federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways. We apply our deep expertise in budget and tax issues and in programs and policies that help low-income people, in order to help inform debates and achieve better policy outcomes.

The New York State Council on Hunger and Food Policy convenes to provide state policymakers with expertise on how to address hunger and improve access to healthy, locally-grown food for New York State residents.

The Institute develops innovative and evidence-based programs that promote health and long-term solutions to hunger. We research different approaches to identify what works. We provide trainings and services food banks and community partners so that they can implement best practices within the charitable food network.

The Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research, and education organization committed to improving public policies and private practices to better the economic and social conditions of all New Yorkers. Founded in 1991, FPI works to create a strong economy in which prosperity is broadly shared.

FRAC improves the nutrition, health, and well-being of people struggling against poverty-related hunger in the United States through advocacy, partnerships, and by advancing bold and equitable policy solutions.

The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center develops intersectoral, innovative and evidence-based solutions to prevent diet-related diseases and promote food security in New York City and other urban centers. Through interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, evaluation and education, we leverage the expertise and passion of the students, faculty and staff of Hunter College.

Nonpartisan research and insights that help leaders address societal challenges.

United For ALICE shines a light on the challenges Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) households face and seeks collaborative solutions. Through a standardized methodology that assesses the cost of living in every county, this project provides a comprehensive look at financial hardship across the United States.

Research and reports from the United States Department of Agriculture

A weekly podcast series hosted by Billy Shore and Debbie Shore exploring the role of food in our society.

Since 2015 Bryant has served as Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates public programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora.

The series from Share Our Strength examines the roots and evolution of the food movement and the ways it intersects with race and class, as well as with educational, environmental and health inequities.

by Anthony Warner
Published January 12th 2021 by Oneworld Publications

Drawing on years of experience within the food industry, Anthony Warner invites us to reconsider what we think we know. In Ending Hunger, he uncovers the parallels between eating locally and 1930s fascism, promotes the potential for good in genetic modification and dispels the assumption that population growth is at the heart of our planetary woes.

Virginia Commonwealth University has released this resource guide providing detailed insights and resources on the following topics:
– Understanding the Causes of Food Insecurity
– A Look Into The Primary Causes Of Food Insecurity
– Overview of Food Security and Health
– How Social Workers Can Improve Food Security
– How to Expand Access to Food Assistance Programs
– And much more!

Available here

National Research Council. 2006. Food Insecurity and Hunger in the United States: An Assessment of the Measure. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

A proportion of the US population experiences food insecurity at some time in a given year because of food deprivation and lack of access to food due to economic resource constraints. Since 1995 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has annually published statistics on the extent of food insecurity and food insecurity with hunger in U.S. households.

Informational videos from Food Tank, the global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters aiming to educate, inspire, advocate, and create change.

The James Beard Foundation, Food Tank, and Valrhona, along with a prestigious advisory group of food system experts, developed the “Good Food Org Guide.”

This definitive Guide highlights nonprofit organizations that are doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.

Heritage Radio Network (HRN) is dedicated to creating a more equitable, sustainable, and delicious world by expanding the way eaters think about food. HRN is a platform for thought-provoking conversations about the real issues affecting the global food supply. Our listeners hear from voices across the food chain– farmers, truckers, chefs, cheesemakers, cookbook authors, activists and more!
Janet Poppendieckis
Professor emerita of sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York, a co-founder of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College and a senior fellow at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute at the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy

She is the author of:
Sweet Charity? Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement
Breadlines Knee Deep in Wheat: Food Assistance in the Great Depression
Free for All: Fixing School Food in America

by William DiFazio
Published December 5, 2006 by Temple University Press

At St. John’s Bread and Life, a soup kitchen in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, over a thousand people line up for food five days a week. In this trenchant and groundbreaking work, author Bill DiFazio breathes life into the stories of the poor who have, in the wake of welfare reform and neoliberal retreats from the caring state, now become a permanent part of our everyday life. Arguing that only a true program of living wages, rather than permanent employment, is the solution to poverty, DiFazio also argues a case for a true poor people’s movement that links the interests of all social movements with the interests of ending poverty.

by Katie S. Martin
Published March 9, 2021 by Island Press

In Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries, Katie Martin argues that if handing out more and more food was the answer, we would have solved the problem of hunger decades ago. Martin instead presents a new model for charitable food, one where success is measured not by pounds of food distributed but by lives changed. The key is to focus on the root causes of hunger. When we shift our attention to strategies that build empathy, equity, and political will, we can implement real solutions.

We’re on the road to end hunger, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Goal #2 of Zero Hunger. From the implementation of sustainable community development projects to our meal packaging program that harnesses the passion of local volunteers, we strive to make an impact on hunger by building resilience, self-sufficiency and empowerment in communities worldwide.
by Georgie Williams on Perlego

A thorough explanation of the origins, definition, and importance of Critical Race Theory (CRT)

Team Nutrition promotes healthy food choices and physical activity by providing resources to schools, child care settings, and summer meal sites that participate in these programs.

Articles from the Urban Outreach Center focusing on healthy food, clothing, hygiene essentials, and the breadth of social services necessary to support the full worth and dignity of all people.

The Military Family Advisory Network tracks the issues of food insecurity and hunger in the military community. The most recent research released in 2022 shows that 1 in 6 military families are food insecure.

MilMap can help you find support for your military move, resources for kids, employment support, health and wellness information, crisis resources and much more.

The VA offers a wide range of resources to help veterans and their families.

Help provide monthly groceries for a U.S. veteran living in poverty

Through our newly launched Sponsor A Veteran Program, you can make an immediate difference in the life of a specific veteran who is struggling in profound poverty.

Island Harvest Food Bank distributes fresh produce, meat, and non-perishables throughout Long Island and assists thousands of Long Island veterans daily through our innovative programming and network of community partners.

Helping veterans from both Nassau and Suffolk Counties facing financial hardship and food insecurity

The NYC Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) serves veterans facing food insecurity due to a financial emergency, as well as home-bound veterans in need of food delivery services. DVS connects veterans to local food services and assistance programs in their community.

FreshConnect Checks For Veterans And Families:

New York State employees who are veterans and their immediate family members are now eligible to receive FreshConnect checks.

Recipients can use FreshConnect checks for fresh produce and other food items at participating farmers markets throughout New York State.