One of the biggest issues that our constituents seem to be facing during this time is food insecurity. Our office is here to assist you and I wanted to send out some helpful resources to ensure you have the information you need during this pandemic.
- Public schools are offering free grab & go meals across the city, you can find information about this, including locations near you here. Meal hubs are available from 730AM-130PM, they will operate for children and families between 730AM-1130AM and for adults from 1130AM-130PM. All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time.
- If you qualify, you may apply for SNAP (food stamps), Cash Assistance, and Medicaid renewal all at the same time here.
- To find the nearest food pantries and community kitchens, call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777.
- Checkout WIC2Go, which is a mobile app for New York State WIC recipients. For more information on WIC support, please visit their wicconnect.com or call 844-540-3031, their eWIC card Customer Service line.
For seniors aged 60+ NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) provides home delivered meals. You can access them online or call 311 for support, you also can call 212-244-6469 to see if you qualify direct delivery.
- If you are not currently receiving any food benefit (such as Meals on Wheels or SNAP), are unable to get to a grocery store, and do not have anyone to help you, you may qualify for NYC Food Delivery Assistance.
- CityHarvest offers free food every other week across NYC, you can find a location near you here.
- For those looking for ways to donate food, cash, or supplies to those in need please find information here about ways you can help New Yorkers affected by COVID-19.
Thank you to all the amazing organizations out there doing all they can to ensure that people have what they need during this time. We hope these links help and if you need additional assistance, please feel free to reach out to my office.
Senator Diane J. Savino
If my office can be of service to you please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Staten Island, NY 10301
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