Staten Island Hunger Task Force
Hungry on Staten Island? Don't be! Know where to go
About Us

It is the mission of the Staten Island Hunger Task Force to advocate for the needs of food-insecure families and individuals and not-for-profit emergency feeding programs in order to ensure that hunger needs are met in the borough of Staten Island.

The Hunger Task Force is committed to bringing awareness to the issue of hunger in our borough in order to muster the will of community leaders and members to fight for an end to hunger on Staten Island.

We will support the work of our local emergency feeding programs through education, advocacy, and coordination of services as well as support the city, state, and federal positions that advance both sufficient anti-hunger resources as well as an end to hunger itself.

Meetings

The Staten Island Hunger Task Force meets the first Monday every month starting in January, with workshops instead of meetings during the summer.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 1, from 3-5 p.m. on Zoom. Please subscribe to SIHTF emails (at the top of this column) to receive the Zoom login information.

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Pantry List

Click here for the list of pantries in alphabetical order. Or scroll down to find your ZIP code and the days and times that pantries are open near you.

P-EBT: Answers to Questions Your Clients May Have

The P-EBT information meeting was held on Monday, July 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Watch the video here.

All children in public schools and some in private and charter schools will receive P-EBT (Pandemic EBT, or food stamps) starting in July.

Sign up to get fresh produce from backyard gardeners

"Backyard gardeners grow, on average, 240 lbs of extra food each year and they will give some of it to pantries," says Gary Oppenheimer from AmpleHarvest.Org, "if they know when and where to drop it off." He encourages Task Force members to sign up: https://ampleharvest.org/food-pantries/.

Click this poster for a printable & shareable PDF

Printable SIHTF membership flyer

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Small Pantries and Pop-ups

Follow these Facebook pages for pop-up pantry and COVID19 volunteer information:

For help starting a new pantry or pop-up food site, see Services.

Who's Open or Closed (as of 7/19/2021)

The organizations below confirmed that they're open or closed. City Harvest and Food Bank for New York City are still making deliveries to pantries on Staten Island. Assume that most pantries are still open but call before you go. See the alphabetized list of pantries for all pantry phone numbers and hours.

Mobile Pantries

In 10302

  • CHASI, 2134 Richmond Terrace, Tuesday, 10 AM-2 PM (senior friendly day); Wednesday, 12 NOON-4PM; Friday, 2-6 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. 
  • El Centro, new location, 221 Heberton Ave. Castleton Ave door, Thursday 5-7:30 PM
  • Misión Rescate/Rescue Mission, 2083 Richmond Terrace, Tuesday 11-1PM
  • Reach Out and Touch Ministry, 51 Cottage Place. Emergency, 718-442-5007 to receive food. Tuesday at 6 PM to 8 PM hot meal. Saturday pantry 10:30 AM to 12 noon.
  • The Salvation Army pantry in Port Richmond is open Mon.-Thurs. 10 AM–2 PM. 1295 Forest Ave., 10302, (718) 442-2145. They can accept donations of shelf-stable food.

In 10303

  • TIME CHANGE: City Harvest Mobile Market, 22 Roxbury St., first Wednesday and third Saturday each month, 11 AM-1 PM.
  • St. Michael's/St. Clement's Church Pantry, 211 Harbor Rd. around the corner on Brabant, 10am-1pm on Wednesdays.

In 10304

  • REOPENED: Feeding with TLC, Trinity Lutheran Church: pantry, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • TIME CHANGE: City Harvest Mobile Market, 75 Hill St., first Tuesday and third Saturday, 11 AM-1 PM.
  • Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) food pantry at 340 Bay Street, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am-noon. 718-876-8660 for more information.
  • Christian Pentecostal, 900 Richmond Rd., Tuesday, new hours 3-7 PM
  • Project Hospitality, 514 Bay St., Tuesday and Thursday 9-11 AM, grab-and-go soup kitchen Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 AM-1 PM.
  • Stapleton UAME, 49 Tompkins Ave., Pantry: Tuesday and Friday, 10 AM - 1PM. Soup kitchen: Mon 3-4 PM, Wednesday 12 NOON-1 PM.
  • CLOSED FOR NOW: Vanderbilt Avenue Moravian Church soup kitchen.

In 10309

In 10310

  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 347 Davis Ave, 10310, (718) 442-1527. Saturday, 11AM-12 NOON.

In 10312

  • Calvary Assembly of God, 4055 Richmond Ave., 10312, (718) 356-4555. Hours: Fri. 11AM-12:30PM.

In 10314

  • The Jewish Community Center Pantry, 1466 Manor Rd., 10314, is open. Call (718) 475-5245 for an appointment.

In 10317

  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 7558 Amboy Rd. Call (718) 227-2485 on Wed. to set a pickup time on Thurs. or Fri.

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All Food Stores and Pantries

Hunter College's Food Policy Center has created an amazing list of stores--from supermarkets to the corner deli--that are open. They also show which stores are delivering. See

Also included are pantries and government resources. For all boroughs, see Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides.

For lists of pantries in all boroughs, see Hunger Free America's guides to the boroughs.

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Homebound, Broke, Need Food?

Check out NYC Food Delivery Service and see if you're eligible.

For Pantries Needing Food and Volunteers

If your food pantry is in need of food or volunteers, please complete this form and someone from the City will be in touch.

In It Together is also matching volunteers to pantries. Fill in this form to volunteer. If you need volunteers, email them at together @ lemontreefoods.org.

Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

Look for food pantries in your ZIP Code:

Note: Please check hours and arrive at least half an hour before the pantry or kitchen closes. Most pantries and kitchens are staffed by volunteers who need to be able to leave on time. Thanks!

Click here for a list of pantries in alphabetical order.

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Supported by a generous grant from the Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 
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