How to Get Food Help
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Do you need emergency food?
If so, call the Upstate Hunger Hotline at 1-866-526-2978, contact the Food Bank for NYC at 212-566-7855
or the NYC Hunger Hotline at 1-866-888-8777.

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Apply for food stamps (SNAP) and other government benefits in NYS:

myBenefits provides information on food assistance, health insurance, tax credits and other programs you may be eligible for in New York State.

What government benefits in New York City do I qualify for?
ACCESS NYC is a free service that helps you find out if you may qualify for over 30 City, State and Federal benefit programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps or help with utility bills.

Need help in applying for food stamps (SNAP) ?
Click here to find a community group that can help you.

connects people to nutritious, affordable food supports grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.

Hunger Solutions New York provides information on School Breakfast, School Lunch and other areas of Child Nutrition.

The USDA website has information on national school lunch eligibility, and special milk program eligibility.

SchoolFood Summer Meals Program

The SchoolFood Lunch Program is designed to provide children and young adults with a healthy alternative to junk food. Lunch is available for all children under 19 years of age and all handicapped persons, regardless of age, who participate in special education programs. Breakfast will be served during the Learn to Swim Program at pools in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens.

Westside Campaign Against Hunger is one of the largest and most innovative food pantries in NYC.

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger, in addition to Food Stamp & Food Pantry resources, has compiled comprehensive guides – referred to as “street sheets” – to free food access in thirteen different areas within the five boroughs.

Food Bank for New York City has many programs designed to help hunger New Yorkers, including:
Get Food Stamps Now
Summer Meals for NYC Children
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