Food and Nutrition

Food Stamps
Food Stamp Office - East End
165 E. 126th St
(212) 722-2931 (Manager: Lloyd Gaynor)
Fax: (212) 828-2916
Services: Government social service.
Cost: Free


Boriken Neighborhood Health Center
2265 Third Avenue
212-289-6650
Hours: Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri 8am-5pm; Mon, 8am-7pm; weekends closed
Services: 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. Available regardless of legal status
English and Spanish spoken
Appointments: Appointment or walk-in
Cost: Free or sliding scale depending on service


WIC Program
2253 Third Avenue 2nd Floor at Taino Towers
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.
Eligibility: Pregnant women, and children under the age of 5
Cost: Free and sliding scale services


Catholic Charities at St. Cecilia's Parish
125 E 105th St; near Park
212-348-0488
Hours: Food Pantry: Wed, Thurs, Fri 9:30 - 11:00AM; Case Management M-F 9-5
Services: Emergency food to residents of 10029/10035. Wednesdays 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
252 W. 116th St.
212-566-7855 x.4
Services: Soup Kitchen – congregate meals served on-site, or family meals packaged for pick-up; Open for dinner Monday-Friday 4-6pm
Food Pantry – fresh produce and packaged food items for pick-up in supermarket-style setting; Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-3pm, Wednesdays 2-6pm, Fridays 10am-2pm
Cost: Free


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


Leonard Covello Center
312 E 109th St; near 2nd ave
212-423-9665
Hours: Mon-Fri Breakfast 830-930, Lunch 12-1
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


Yorkville Common Pantry
8 East 109th Street
New York, NY 10029
917-720-9700; 212-410-2264
Fax: 917-720-9665
Hours: Pantry: Wed, Thrs, Friday Breakfast: 8-9:30 Dinner: MWF 4:30-6:00 Brown Bags: 730-Midnight
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 YCP window between 8am and midnight. They must bring ID for children, and photo ID, income/benefit letter or salary stub, and a proof of address for adults.
Cost: Free


East Harlem Senior Nutrition Program
Casabe Senior Center: 150 East 121 Street
212-722-2205
Schomburg Senior Center: 1309 5th Avenue
212-369-9390
Hours: 9-2 every day
Services: Congregate meals, weekend meals, home bound meals referral, case assistance, information, recreational/educational activities, tax credit information, legal services
Cost: Free