Find a Free Meal Hub Near You
Free “Grab and Go” meals are available for all New Yorkers.
Click to find locations. Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Everyone can pick up three meals at one time, and parents may pick up meals for their children. No registration or ID is required – no one will be turned away.
NYCHA encourages households experiencing a partial loss of income to access their rent hardship program by completing an Interim Recertification via the NYCHA Self-Service Portal or by calling their Property Management Office to request a paper form. If your household experiences a complete loss of income, you may qualify for NYCHA’s Zero Income Policy; call the property management office to set up the required eligibility interview.
Free Crisis Counseling
Free Crisis Counseling as well as additional tips to support parents with managing anxiety and other mental health concerns. Call 844-863-9314 to receive free and confidential emotional support. This link is additional stress and anxiety management techniques during this time.
Applying for NYC Assistance
The City of New York has over 30 different programs you or your family may be eligible for regardless of immigration status and even if you’re already receiving benefits or have a job. The easy tool helps you find out what you are eligible for – from SNAP benefits to help with food to cash benefits to help with rent.
Free 1-on-1 Tutoring and Reading Resources
The New York Public Library is offering free one-on-one tutoring for all households with a library card. Go to the below link for live support in math, science, reading, and writing. They also have free e-books organized by grade level for kids to read at home.
Food Pantry Locations
Many require you to call ahead of time for a reservation, photo ID needed. For more information, go to: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/get-help
Nazareth Housing (Tuesdays 10am-12pm)
206 E 4th Street (212-777-1010)
Primitive Christian Church (Thursdays 10am-12pm)
209 Henry Street (212-791-4590)
Cabrini Immigrant Services (Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm)
139 Henry Street (212-791-4590)
Trinity Church (Monday through Friday 12:30pm-1:30pm)
602 E. 9th Street (Text the word “FOOD” to 726-879 (PANTRY) for an appointment)
Looking to share ideas, projects, resources with EVCS families?
Remember to join the EVCS Facebook page where you can post anytime.
This is a closed community page and a great place to share.
Please reach out to [firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com)
with any issues.
GET A LIBRARY CARD
To gain access to an array of digital resources, New York residents can apply for a New York Public Library card through SimplyE to gain access to an array of digital resources, including e-books and audiobooks, as well as databases available from home during our period of closure.
Information link to apply is here.