More than 550 food pantries and community kitchens across the city can provide free food in an emergency. Call 311 and ask about "emergency food assistance."
The WIC program provides food, nutrition education, and referrals to low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5. Call (800) 522-5006 for more information.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance for low-income New Yorkers. Eligible New Yorkers receive a pre-filled debit card which can be used to purchase food at supermarkets and other locations.