Emergency Food Assistance Program

EFAP provides funding to more than 500 soup kitchens and food pantries citywide.  EFAP staff coordinate the distribution of non-perishable food commodities to the members as well as monitor the emergency feeding program members to ensure adherence to EFAP and agency guidelines.

For information about emergency food program locations and hours of operation please call the Emergency FoodLine at (866) 888-8777.  This automated hotline will provide you with the hours of operation and directions to the emergency feeding program nearest to you.

The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For operator assistance, please call 311. See statistics for the Emergency Food Assistance Program.

SNAP Benefits and Nutrition Outreach Program (SNAPNOP)
The SNAP Benefits Nutrition Outreach Program specializes in educating the general public about the SNAP Benefits program.  SNAPNOP is a component of the Office of Food Programs and Policy Coordination, which also administers the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP).

SNAPNOP staff disseminate eligibility information and assist with the SNAP Benefits application process throughout the five boroughs of New York City.  Outreach is regularly conducted at publicly accessible sites such as soup kitchens and food pantries, hospitals, senior centers, WIC sites, and public libraries.

This program won the USDA Hunger Champion award in 2007.