Food and Nutrition

Food Stamps
Location: Food Stamp Office - East End
165 East 126th Street, New York, NY 10035
Tel: 212-722-2931 (Manager: Lloyd Gaynor)
Fax: 212-828-2916
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Services: Government social service
Appointments: Case interviews require appointment. Questions about opening a case and benefits in general , as well as information regarding already open cases do not need appointments.
Cost: Free
Eligibility: Proof of citizenship or alien registration card (alien residency must have been held for 5 or more years), valid photo ID, proof of birth, as well as proof of income. Proof of income can include employer pay-stubs as well as personal transaction records for self-employed individuals.
Languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese.
*For American Sign Language it is recommended to notify office ahead of visit to ensure an ASL interpreter can be present at the time of the appointment. 

Boriken Neighborhood Health Center
Location: 2253 Third Avenue, Third Floor, New York, NY 10035
Tel: 212-289-6650
Hours: Monday 8am - 7pm, Tuesday - Friday 8am - 5pm, weekends closed
Services: Boriken Neighborhood Health Center (EHCHS) is a not-for-profit community-based organization established in 1965 to provide crucially needed services to residents of East Harlem. Today, EHCHS is a bilingual/bicultural organization providing a broad range of services to a largely Latino clientele. Full health and dental with pharmacy among other social programs.
Appointments: Appointment or walk-in
Cost: Free or sliding scale depending on service
Eligibility: Available regardless of legal status.
Languages: English, Spanish 

WIC Program
Location: 2253 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor (at Taino Towers)
Tel: 212-289-6650
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Services: Provides services to those with basic needs issues, including clothing, emergency aid, shelter, food, housing, social security, and transportation.
Appointments: Need appointment and medical referral form from doctor. Referral Form.
Eligibility: Pregnant women, and children under the age of 5. Need proof of address and income. Guidelines for income eligibility and residency requirements on website
Cost: Free and sliding scale services. 

Catholic Charities at St. Cecilia's Parish
Location: 125 East 105th Street (near Park Avenue)
Tel: 212-348-0488x12
Hours: Food Pantry: Wednesday - Friday 9:30am - 11am, Case Management: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Services: Emergency food to residents of 10029/10035 zip codes. Wednesdays are reserved for new immigrants. Case Management: Rental arrears, distribute some funding for rent after assessment. Offer new carriages, beds. Also provides emergency aid, case management, tenants' rights, immigrant advocacy.
Eligibility: Based on benefits screening. Proof of address is helpful but not essential. Immigration status not an issue.
Cost: Free

Community Kitchen
Location: 252 W 116th St.
For food stamp line info: (212) 566-7855
Direct contact: Daryl Foriest
Services & Hours: Soup Kitchen: congregate meals served on-site, or family meals packaged for pick-up; Open for dinner Monday - Friday 4pm - 6pm
Food Pantry: fresh produce and packaged food items for pick-up in supermarket-style setting; Registered clients can pick up food items and produce on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday from 11am-3:30pm as well as Wednesday from 1-8pm.
Cost: Free
Appointments: To register, visit on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday from 3:30-5 pm or Wednesday from 11am-1pm. Please bring proof of address.
Eligibility: For food bank eligibility info/consult: (212) 566-7855x4
Languages: English 

Harlem Greenmarket aka Fresh Connect Farmers Market
Location: 125th & Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in front of State Office Building
Hours: Tuesdays 10am - 7pm, Mid-July through November
Services: Fruits and vegetables directly from farmers
Cost: Subsidized, accepts food stamps

Leonard Covello Center
Location: 312 East 109th Street (near 2nd Avenue)
Tel: 212-423-9665
Hours: Monday - Friday, Breakfast: 8:30am - 9:30am, Lunch: 12pm - 1pm
Services: Breakfast and lunch served at the senior center
Appointments: Register with Judith, the social worker. Everyone is welcome.
Cost: Breakfast 25 cents, Lunch $1
Eligibility: Seniors
Languages: English 

NY Common Pantry (YCP)
8 East 109th Street, New York, NY 10029
Phone: (917)720-9700, (212)410-2264 *Ext. 4 for Case Manager
Fax: 917-720-9665
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 8AM - 9:30AM
Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:30PM - 6PM
Brown Bags: Tues, Thurs, 7PM - 8PM
Services: Largest, nonsectarian, neighborhood-based, non-residential provider of emergency food in New York City. Food Pantry and Brown Bag service with registration. All are welcome to breakfast and dinner. Also provides a small men's shelter. Pantry and Brown Bags must register: stop by the 24|7 NYCP window between 8 am and midnight. Must bring ID for children, and photo ID, income/benefit letter or salary stub, and a proof of address for adults.
Appointments: See eligibility guidelines.
Cost: Free
Eligibility: Pantry and Brown Bags must register: stop by the intake office between 9AM and 8PM Monday-Saturday and 4PM-8 PM on Sundays and Holidays. To register, you must bring birth certificate for children under 18, and photo ID, income/benefit letter or salary stub, and a proof of address for adults. You will be asked to declare income and expenses at the intake office.
Languages: Chinese, English, Spanish 

East Harlem Senior Nutrition Program (Casabe Senior Center)
Location: 150 East 121 Street
Tel: 212-722-2205
Building Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9AM - 4PM
Wednesday: 9AM - 1PM
Lunch Hours: 12PM - 1PM
Services: Congregate meals, homebound meals referral, case assistance, information, recreational/education activities, tax credit and legal services information and referrals
Cost: Free but donations welcome.
Languages: English and Spanish available. Translation service for 32+ additional languages.
Appointments: No appointment required, but case manager so you like to. Accept Walk-In’s
Eligibility: Individuals over 60 years old