Human Resources Administration311Search all websites

Food Assistance

Community Food Connection (CFC)

Audio Description: A video informing New Yorkers of HRA's Community Food Connection (CFC) program.

HRA's Community Food Connection (CFC), formerly known as the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP), provides funding to more than 500 community kitchens and food pantries citywide. If you need food, you can get help today at one of New York City's food pantries, which provide groceries to cook at home, or community kitchens, which provide hot meals.

Become a Community Food Connection (CFC) Provider

Want to work with HRA to provide food assistance? Learn how to become an Community Food Connection Provider here.

Fiscal Year 2023 Community Food Connection (CFC) Capacity Funding Announcement

CFC is pleased to announce the availability of additional funding for the Fiscal Year 2023 (July 2022 through June 2023). This funding is allocated to support capacity building activities to expand and improve the emergency food network. Read more about the eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Food Assistance Resources

Need to find an active food pantry near you? Look it up with the new interactive Food Help NYC Map.

In addition, you can download a list of NYC Food Pantries and Community Kitchens, or call 311 to find the locations nearest to you. Agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The NYC Unity Project's LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Online Guide has also compiled a list of food pantries and soup kitchens that have explicitly self-reported their desire to welcome LGBTQ community members.

If you need SNAP benefits, you can apply online through ACCESS HRA, or visit HRA's SNAP page for additional information.