Food Assistance



What is SNAP
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) | USDA-FNS

SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP is a federal program that helps millions of low-income Americans put food on the table. Across the United States there are 9.5 million families with children on SNAP. It is the largest program working to fight hunger in America.


How to Apply

If you need SNAP benefits, you can apply online through ACCESS HRA.
Learn more on HRA’s SNAP page.


COVID-19 Alert

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an interview may not be required at this time. You may be able to get Expedited Processing if your income is less than your rent or mortgage plus heat, utilities and phone bills. For more information call HRA’s Infoline at 718-557-1399.

Learn more about using SNAP online here.


More information

Please visit SNAP: Click Here


Meal Pickup

What is Meal Pickup

NYC has provided a number of free meal opportunities for various vulnerable populations including seniors and people with disabilities.


How to Apply


Where to Apply

The Department of Education is now offering three meals a day at over 400 locations for all New Yorkers. Find a DOE Food Pickup Location Near You


Emergency Home Food Delivery

What is Emergency Home Food Delivery

If you cannot go out to get food, no one can bring you food, and/or you are not able to use private delivery options, New York City will deliver emergency meals to you in the coming days. Check your eligibility and sign up.

COVID-19 Food Assistance


How to Apply

This website is intended for individuals and families who meet all of the following criteria as a result of the COVID-19 emergency:

  • No members of the household can go out and get food because they are at increased medical risk or homebound
  • No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for you
  • Do not receive meal assistance from other providers (incl. Meals on Wheels or God’s Love We Deliver); and
  • You are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery

Households that qualify may order two food deliveries per week at a time for up to two weeks. The first delivery will be delivered within six days of the initial order date.

Link to apply: Apply Here


Where to Apply

Visit to find the nearest food pantry, soup kitchen, or DOE Grab’n’Go site located in your neighborhood.

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