- During the COVID-19 public health crisis, New York City is taking steps to make sure every New Yorker has access to the food they need. Click the link to view the city’s COVID-19 Food Assistance Resources: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/contact/services/COVID-19FoodAssistance.shtml.
- Free grab-and-go meals are now available to anyone in need at over 400 locations around the city. Meals are available Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Click this link to find a pick-up location near you: https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx.
- Seniors should call their local senior center for more information if they haven’t already received meals. They can also call DFTA’s Aging Connect at 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469) or 311.
- Food and other non-medical donations should go through www.nyc.gov/donate or by calling 1-833-NYC-0040.
If you are HUNGRY and can’t afford to purchase groceries, NYC will feed you. Just Text FOOD to 726879 to pick up a bag of groceries at a pantry within walking distance of your house, no questions asked.
It takes 2 minutes. Once you go through the simple chatbot text prompts, REPLY 1 to Make a Reservation (**disregard the instructions to download Plentiful app**)
The app is in 9 languages and includes 170 pantries across all 5 boroughs.
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Thanks to #CityHarvest for making this service available.
If someone wants to donate $ or their dev skills to make this process even better, I’m happy to connect you directly with City Harvest.
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