If you live in Manhattan, New York, and need free food now, food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens are a great place to start. In New York City, there are more than 535 food pantries and 128 soup kitchens. In this post, we will provide a list of food pantries in Manhattan, NY, including addresses and phone numbers.

The quickest way to get free food now is through food pantries and soup kitchens. We have provided below the list of food panty locations in Manhattan, NY.

Continue reading below to see the complete list of food pantries.

However, over the long term, food stamps (SNAP benefits) offer another way to get access to nutritious food, if you are struggling to provide food for your household.

To see if you qualify for food stamps, see our eligibility guide here.

In addition, if you are eligible for food stamps, you may qualify for expedited processing of your application if you have very low or no income.

If you are found to be eligible for expedited SNAP processing, you will get your food stamps benefits in 5 days.

For details on how to apply for SNAP benefits in Manhattan and details about expedited processing, continue reading below.

"List of Food Pantries in Manhattan, NY"

What is a Food Pantry?

A food pantry is a distribution center where hungry families can receive food. Supplied with food from a food bank, pantries feed hundreds of people per week!

At a mobile pantry, truckloads of food are distributed to people in pre-packed boxes or displayed on folding tables like a farmer’s market.

How different is a food pantry from a food bank?

A food bank is a non-profit that safely stores millions of pounds of food that will soon be delivered to local food programs, like a food pantry.

The food they store is donated from local neighbors, retailers, grocery stores, and restaurants.

To get the food into the hands of the community, food banks hire drivers to make the deliveries. Every food bank serves a specific area that varies in size.

List of Food Pantries in Manhattan, NY

Here is the list of food pantries in Manhattan, including addresses and phone numbers.

Additionally, some of the food pantries listed below offer food stamps pre-screening services for free (to help you determine if you qualify for food stamps).

New York City Coalition Against Hunger

50 Broad St 113
New York, NY – 10004
Phone: (212) 825-0028

City Harvest

575 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY – 10018
Phone: (646) 412-0600

Food Bank for New York City Community Kitchen and Food Pantry

252 W 116 Street
New York, NY – 10026
Phone: (212) 566-7855

Crossroads Community Services

108 East 51 Street
New York, NY – 10022
Phone: (212) 378-0234

First Presbyterian Church – Food Pantry

12 West 12th Street
New York, NY – 10011
Phone: (212) 675-6150

Food Bank for New York City – West Harlem

252 W 116th Street
New York, NY – 10026
Phone: (212) 665-9082

Bowery Mission Food Programs

227 Bowery
New York, NY – 10002
Phone: (212) 674-3456

Momentum Project – St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

619 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY – 10022
Phone: (212) 935-2200

Middle Collegiate Church

50 East 7th Street
New York, NY – 10003
Phone: (212) 477-0666

Love Kitchen

3816 9th Ave.
New York, NY – 10034
Phone: (212) 304-1193

Little Sisters Of Assumption Family Health Service

333 E. 115th Street
New York, NY – 10029
Phone: (646) 672-5200

Liberation Healing Pentecostal Church

214 E. 111th St.
New York, NY – 10029
Phone: (212) 831-3938

Jewish Community Council Of Washington Heights

121 Bennett Ave
New York, NY – 10033
Phone: (212) 568-5450

Iris House

2271 2nd Ave
New York, NY – 10035
Phone: (212) 423-9049

Jan Hus Presbyterian Church Homeless Outreach And Advocacy Program (HOAP)

351 E. 74th Street
New York, NY – 10021
Phone: (212) 288-6743

Iglesia Pentecostal El Maestro

128 E. 112th St
New York, NY – 10029
Phone: (212) 491-3714

Holy Trinity Neighborhood Ctr.

316 E. 88th St.
New York, NY – 10128
Phone: (212) 289-4515

Franciscan Community Center

214 West 97th Street
New York, NY – 10025
Phone: (212) 932-8040

Greater Central Baptist Church

2152-58 5th Ave.
New York, NY – 10037
Phone: (212) 234-3828

Convent Avenue Baptist Church

420 W. 145th Street
New York, NY – 10031
Phone: (212) 234-6767

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

296 9th Ave
New York, NY – 10001
Phone: (212) 924-0167

Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services

120 E. 32nd St
New York, NY – 10016
Phone: (212) 883-0680

Graffiti Community Ministries

205 East 7th Street
New York, NY – 10009
Phone: (212) 473-0044

God’s Love We Deliver

166 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY – 10013
Phone: (212) 294-8102

Gay Men’s Health Crisis

135 W 23rd Street
New York, NY – 10011
Phone: (212) 924-1452

Friendly Hands Ministry Inc.

225-41 E. 118th Street
New York, NY – 10035
Phone: (646) 360-4418

First Corinthian Baptist Church

1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY – 10026
Phone: (212) 864-5976

Father’s Heart Ministries

543-545 East 11th Street
New York, NY – 10009
Phone: (212) 375-1766

Faith Mission Christian Fellowship

160-164 W. 129th St.
New York, NY – 10027
Phone: (212) 662-3661

Faces NY

123 W. 115th St.
New York, NY – 10026
Phone: (212) 663-7772

Emmaus House

160 W 120 Street
New York, NY – 10027
Phone: (212) 749-9404

Emmanuel AME Church

37-41 West 119th Street
New York, NY – 10026
Phone: (212) 722-3969

Boriken Neighborhood Health Center

150 E. 121st St.
New York, NY – 10035
Phone: (212) 289-6650

Dewitt Reformed Church Food Pantry

280 Rivington St.
New York, NY – 10002
Phone: (212) 674-3341

Covenant House

460 W. 41st St.
New York, NY – 10036
Phone: (212) 613-0300

Community League Of The Heights

500 W. 159th Street
New York, NY – 10032
Phone: (212) 795-4779

City Meals On Wheels

355 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY – 10017
Phone: (212) 687-1234

University Community Social Services – Meatloaf Kitchen

137 East 2nd St
New York, NY – 10009
Phone: (917) 754-9878

Church Of The Crucifixion

459 W. 149th St.
New York, NY – 10031
Phone: (212) 281-0900

Church Of The Ascension

12 West 11th Street
New York, NY – 10011
Phone: (212) 254-6520

Church Of The Annunciation

88 Convent Ave.
New York, NY – 10027
Phone: (212) 234-1919

Christ And St. Stephen”s Church

120 W. 69th St.
New York, NY – 10023
Phone: (212) 787-2755
Fax: (212) 877-5783

Childs Memorial Temple, Church Of God In Christ

1763 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY – 10031
Phone: (212) 368-0668

Chambers Memorial Baptist Church

219 East 123rd St.
New York, NY – 10035
Phone: (347) 600-9823

Central Synagogue Breakfast Program

123 E. 55th St
New York, NY – 10022
Phone: (212) 838-5122

Catholic Charities Community Services – Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Memorial Center

34 West 134th Street
New York, NY – 10002
Phone: (212) 862-6401

Cathedral Community Cares

1047 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY – 10025
Phone: (212) 316-7540

The Parish of Calvary-St. George’s Olmsted Hall

209 East 16 Street
New York, NY – 10003
Phone: (212) 475-0830

Cabrini Immigrant Services

139 Henry St.
New York, NY – 10002
Phone: (212) 791-4590

Broadway Community Inc

610 W. 114th St.
New York, NY – 10025
Phone: (212) 864-6100

BRC Project Rescue

131 West 25th Street
New York, NY – 10001
Phone: (212) 803-5700

Billy Roberts House Of Hope Soul Saving Station

302 W. 124th Street
New York, NY – 10027
Phone: (212) 662-9425

Blessed Sacrament Church

152 West 71st Street
New York, NY – 10023
Phone: (212) 877-3111

Bethel A.M.E. Church

54-60 West 132nd St
New York, NY – 10037
Phone: (212) 864-6100

Beth Hark Christian Counseling Center

2-26 East 120th Street
New York, NY – 10035
Phone: (212) 860-1523

Baptist Temple Church

20 West 116th Street
New York, NY – 10026
Phone: (212) 996-0334

Barrier-Free Living

270 E 2nd St
New York, NY – 10009
Phone: (212) 505-7792

Bailey House
1751 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor

New York, NY – 10035
Phone: (212) 633-2500

Abounding Grace Ministries

428 East 10th Street
New York, NY – 10003
Phone: (212) 614-0370

American Indian Community House

39 Eldridge St. 4th Floor
New York, NY – 10002
Phone: (331) 901-0011

All Saints Episcopal Church

230 E. 60th St.
New York, NY – 10022
Phone: (212) 758-0447

Coalition for the Homeless

129 Fulton St
New York, NY – 10038
Phone: (212) 776-2000

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Community Meals Program

201 Lenox Ave
New York, NY – 10027
Phone: (212) 864-1155

Mt. Zion AME Church Soup Kitchen

1765 Madison Ave
New York, NY – 10029
Phone: (212) 369-6643

Neighborhood Coalition For Shelter

50 Broadway
New York, NY – 10004
Phone: (512) 537-5100

New Alternatives For Children – Food Service

37 West 26th Street
New York, NY – 10010
Phone: (212) 684-0520

New Covenant Temple

1805 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY – 10031
Phone: (212) 926-4636

New York City Rescue Mission

90 Lafayette Street
New York, NY – 10013
Phone: (212) 226-6214

North Presbyterian Church Luice Monthly Community Meal

525 West 155th Street
New York, NY – 10032
Phone: (212) 926-0190

Our Lady Of Lourdes Church

463 W 142nd St
New York, NY – 10031
Phone: (212) 862-4380

Our Lady Of Sorrows

213 Stanton Street
New York, NY – 10002
Phone: (212) 673-0900

Primitive Christian Church

207-209 East Broadway
New York, NY – 10002
Phone: (212) 673-7868

CREAT Food Pantry

73 Lenox Ave
New York, NY – 10026
Phone: (212) 663-1975

Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries

410 W. 40th Street
New York, NY – 10018
Phone: (212) 594-4464

Riverside Church Food Pantry

490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY – 10027
Phone: (212) 870-6700

Safe Horizon Streetwork Project

209 West 125th Street
New York, NY – 10027
Phone: (212) 695-2220

Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church

308 West 46th Street
New York, NY – 10036
Phone: (212) 246-3540

Salvation Army Harlem Temple

540 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY – 10037
Phone: (212) 862-3900

Salvation Army New York Temple

132 West 14th Street
New York, NY – 10011
Phone: (212) 337-7469

Scan NY La Guardia Memorial

345 East 102nd Street
New York, NY – 10029
Phone: (212) 289-8030

Southern Baptist Church

12 W. 108th Street
New York, NY – 10025
Phone: (212) 678-9769

St. Aloysius Food Pantry

219 W. 132nd St.
New York, NY – 10037
Phone: (212) 234-2848

St. Bartholomew’s Community Ministry

109 E 50th Street
New York, NY – 10022
Phone: (212) 378-0200

St. Charles Borromeo Church – St Vincent DePaul

211 West 141st Street
New York, NY – 10030
Phone: (212) 281-2100

St. Francis Xavier Mission

55 W 15th Street
New York, NY – 10011
Phone: (212) 627-2100

St. Gregory”s Food Program

144 W 90th Street
New York, NY – 10024
Phone: (212) 724-9766

St. Ignatius Episcopal Church

552 W. End Ave.
New York, NY – 10024
Phone: (212) 580-3326

St. John’s Bread Of Life

213 West 30th Street
New York, NY – 10001
Phone: (212) 564-9070

St. Joseph’s Greenwich Village

371 6th Ave
New York, NY – 10014
Phone: (212) 741-1274

St. Mark The Evangelist Church

65 West 138th Street
New York, NY – 10037
Phone: (212) 281-4931

St. Mary’s Church St. Vincent Pantry

440 Grand Street
New York, NY – 10002
Phone: (212) 674-3266

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

521 West 126 Street
New York, NY – 10027
Phone: (212) 864-4013

St. Matthew’s – St. Timothy’s Day Care

26 West 84th Street
New York, NY – 10024
Phone: (212) 362-6750

St. Paul’s House

335 W. 51st Street
New York, NY – 10019
Phone: (212) 265-5433

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

346 W. 20th Street
New York, NY – 10011
Phone: (212) 929-2390

St. Thomas Soup Kitchen

1 W. 53rd Street
New York, NY – 10019
Phone: (212) 757-7013

Isaacs Center

415 E. 93rd St.
New York, NY – 10128
Phone: (212) 360-7620

Temple Shaaray Tefila

250 E. 79th Street
New York, NY – 10075
Phone: (212) 535-8008

The Momentum Project, Inc. – Boom Health

210 W 18th Street
New York, NY – 10011
Phone: (212) 691-8100

The Riverside Church Food Pantry

91 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY – 10027
Phone: 212-807-6833

Trinity Lutheran Church Of Manhattan

164 West 100th Street
New York, NY – 10025
Phone: (212) 222-7045

Trinity’s Services And Food For The Homeless

602 E 9th St.
New York, NY – 10009
Phone: (212) 674-3872

Unitarian Church Of All Souls

1157 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY – 10075
Phone: (212) 535-5530

Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center

1727 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY – 10031
Phone: (212) 694-9200

Village Temple Soup Kitchen

33 East 12th Street
New York, NY – 10003
Phone: (212) 674-1744

Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Pantry

4111 Broadway
New York, NY – 10033
Phone: (212) 795-6860

West End Presbyterian Church

165 W. 105th Street
New York, NY – 10025
Phone: (212) 663-2900

West Side Campaign Against Hunger

263 W. 86th St.
New York, NY – 10024
Phone: (212) 362-3662
Fax: (212) 769-4341

Yorkville Common Pantry

8 E. 109th Street
New York, NY – 10029
Phone: (917) 720-9700

Youth Action Programs And Homes, Inc.

206 E.118th Street
New York, NY – 10035
Phone: (212) 860-8170

Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church

340 Convent Ave
New York, NY – 10031
Phone: (212) 368-4754

Lower East Side Pantry Louise’s Pantry

206 East 4th St
New York, NY – 10009
Phone: 212-477-7017

A New Beginning International Ministry

180 East 118th Street
New York, NY – 10035
Phone: (212) 987-4319

Salvation Army Manhattan Citadel

175 E 125th Street
New York, NY – 10035
Phone: (212) 860-3200

National Council of Jewish Women New York

241 West 72nd Street
New York, NY – 10023
Phone: (212) 687-5030

Brooklyn Rescue Mission – Urban Harvest Center Food Pantry

919 Gates Ave.
New York, NY – 11221
Phone: (917) 301-6747

Grand Street Settlement – Rutgers Community Center

200 Madison Street
New York, NY – 10002
Phone: (646) 666-3040

For more food pantries in Manhattan, click here.

You May Qualify for SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits help you pay for food. You can use SNAP at grocery stores, supermarkets, and farmer’s markets.

Anyone can apply for SNAP benefits.

You may be eligible even if you have a job, receive SSI or disability benefits, own a home, or own a car.

If you are eligible and approved for benefits, you will receive SNAP benefits within 30 days.

Additionally, certain households with little income or savings, or with high housing costs, can receive SNAP benefits within five days (see below for details).

For details about SNAP eligibility and how to apply in Manhattan, see our post on Manhattan, NY Food Stamps Guide.

How to Get Emergency SNAP

If your household has little or no money and needs food assistance right away, you may qualify for “expedited” SNAP.

You may be eligible for expedited SNAP if you meet one of the following:

  • Your household has $100 or less in liquid resources and less than $150 in gross monthly income.
  • You are a migrant or seasonal farmworker household with $100 or less in liquid resources and you have not received any income since you applied for SNAP, or
  • Your household’s monthly income and liquid resources together are less than the total of your monthly rent or mortgage and heating costs and utilities (electricity, telephone, and water).
If you do qualify, you must receive your initial benefit within 7 days.
However, you will still have to complete the eligibility process and supply the requested documentation at a later date.
For step-by-step instructions on how to get expedited SNAP benefits in New York City, see our post on how to get expedited SNAP in New York City.

Food Pantries in Manhattan NY Summary

We hope this post on Food Pantries in Manhattan NY was helpful to you!

If you have more questions about your New York EBT or SNAP Benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.

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