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Herbert H. Lehman Food Bank

Please see our updated page post COVID 19

Lehman Food Bank Resources

Pantry Service Registration

Applying for SNAP Benefits

Other resources that you may find useful below:

  • CARES Guide
  • COVID resources, including guides you can share with students!
  • Student advocacy campaign for the fair distribution of CARES dollars:
    Policy Guide for supporting Part Time students
  • For additional information, resources and research publications related to food security among CUNY students and other Healthy CUNY projects, visit:
  •  Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides. Each edition includes listings of food pantries, soup kitchens, farmers' markets, grocery stores, meal distribution sites for children and seniors, and resources for immigrants and undocumented individuals.
    Interactive Food Bank Map for finding soup kitchens, food pantries, senior centers, or SNAP enrollment sites.
  • GrowNYC's 50 Open-Air Greenmarkets are open for business and observing social distancing and other best practices during the outbreak.
  • COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund provided by The United Way to help with bills, rent and food. Call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your ZIP code.
  • NYC DOE “Find a free meal location near you” Available on the NYC Department of Education (DOE) website for families to search for the nearest meal hub. DOE is committed to making three free meals available daily for all NYC children. Families can learn the location of the nearest meal hub by also texting FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877.
  • Operation 5 Borough Food Drive – Fresh Direct: FreshDirect is partnering with government, local organizations and businesses to give away 2,000 boxes of shelf-stable food daily across  the five boroughs. To take advantage of these food packages, visit your borough president's website for pickup locations (Link is embedded in the heading).
  • Guide on Applying for SNAP
  • AccessNYC Over 30+ programs and benefits including food assistance.
  • Expensify This nonprofit organization will reimburse SNAP participants $50 after they’ve used their EBT card for approved purchases and submit a receipt. They are allocating these funds to help families in need purchase essential groceries during the COVID-19 outbreak. The money is directly deposited into the participant's bank account. Visit for more information.
  • NeON Nutrition Kitchens NeON Nutrition Kitchens are neighborhood food pantries that help people transitioning from the justice system to stay on the right track. But you don’t have to be on probation to come to a NeON Nutrition Kitchen. Everyone in the community is welcome.
  • Hunger Free America (Guide) Neighborhood Guides to Food & Assistance containing detailed information on free food access in all five boroughs.
  •  Free Groceries at Kingsbridge Armory (Some specifics apply) THE KINGSBRIDGE ARMORY has been approved for temporary use as an emergency food hub amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Donate to the Pantry: Financial donations will be used for the purchase of non-perishable goods for the pantry. All gifts, no matter the amount, are meaningful and greatly appreciated:  You can give online.

Contact Information: Email at:  or phone: 718-960-8535