If you live in Queens, 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. This post will provide a list of food pantries in Queens, 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 Queens, 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 Queens and details about expedited processing, continue reading below.

"List of Food Pantries in Queens, 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 Queens, NY

Here is the list of food pantries in Queens, 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).

BFFY-St. Rose of Lima Saint Vincent de Paul

130 Beach 84th Street
Queens, NY – 11693
Phone: (718) 634-7394

Blanche Memorial Church

10974 Sutphin Blvd.
Queens, NY – 11435
Phone: (718) 658-2458

Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church

143-22 109th Ave.
Queens, NY – 11435
Phone: (718) 658-8822

Church Of The Incarnation Incarnation Parish Pantry

89-42 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Queens, NY – 11427
Phone: (718) 465-8534

Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church

106-45 160th St.
Queens, NY – 11433
Phone: (718) 526-9242

First Baptist Church

100-10 Astoria Blvd.
Queens, NY – 11369
Phone: (718) 507-5457

First Reformed Church Of Jamaica

159-29 90th Ave.
Queens, NY – 11432
Phone: (718) 658-6414

First United Methodist Church Of Jamaica

162-10 Highland Ave
Queens, NY – 11432
Phone: (718) 739-2269

Gethsemane Soul Saving Outreach

145-41 228th Street
Queens, NY – 11413
Phone: (917) 519-6051

Godian Fellowship Food Center

10601 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Queens, NY – 11433
Phone: (718) 523-8388

J-cap Queens Village Committee

116-30 Sutphin Blvd.
Queens, NY – 11434
Phone: (718) 712-1100

Jamaica SDA Church

88-28 163rd St
Queens, NY – 11432
Phone: (718) 297-1113

Morris Brown Ame Church – Helping Hand

14503 Rockaway Blvd.
Queens, NY – 11436
Phone: (718) 322-7596

MHNA

150-20 Barclay Ave.
Queens, NY – 11355
Phone: (718) 762-5905

Our Lady Of Lourdes

92-96 220th Street
Queens, NY – 11428
Phone: (718) 479-0924

Rush Temple A.M.E. Zion Church

119-48 Sutphin Blvd.
Queens, NY – 11436
Phone: (718) 529-5719

Safe Horizon

16110 Jamaica Ave
Queens, NY – 11432
Phone: (718) 206-2825

Tabernacle Of Prayer

165-11 Jamaica Ave
Queens, NY – 11432
Phone: (718) 657-4210

Gospel Assembly Queens Food Pantry

8917 114th Street
Queens, NY – 11418
Phone: (718) 441-1182

Church of Christ the King Pantry

14539 Farmers Boulevard
Queens, NY – 11434
Phone: (718) 528-6010

First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica

89-60 164th Street
Queens, NY – 11432
Phone: (718) 526-4775

Hour Children Food Pantry

3649 11th Street
Queens, NY – 11106
Phone: (718) 482-8226

Salvation Army Jamaica Citadel Pantry

90-23 161st Street
Queens, NY – 11432
Phone: (718) 297-4860

Solid Rock SDA Church Pantry

52-05 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Queens, NY – 11691
Phone: (718) 474-9306

For more food pantries in Queens, 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 Queens, see our post on Queens, 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 Queens NY Summary

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

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