Since NYC does not have a “Work Alongside” program, here’s a listing of Brooklyn pantries
Trump is crazy. There are no mortgage lenders or grocery stores willing to work on his ridiculous government shutdown over a stupid wall along the Mexican border.
While our Commander-in-Chief continues to live in his alternate universe – a universe he has never seen what it feels like to get hungry due to an endless supply of hammers – we have a list of pantries and pantries for you compiled soup kitchens, by neighborhoods in Central and East Brooklyn.
Most of these pantries hand out bags of groceries and may contain more specialties like baby food or fresh fruit. A warm meal is also served in the soup kitchens. Some of the centers in Brooklyn are geared towards meeting the needs of the elderly, children, or students.
Most of these centers listed require that you live in close proximity to the pantry. So first identify your neighborhood. You can ask for proof of residence, identification and hardship (if you are a government employee just let them know that your hardship was caused by the government shutdown). In addition, many locations are only open at certain times and days of the week. So give me a call before you go there.
If you’re not under financial strain, you can donate groceries to one of these local pantries or volunteer for the staff!
Ministry of Social Services of Agape, 929 Marcy Ave., (718) 636-8500; The soup kitchen is open on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. You need an ID.
Cornerstone Baptist Church 562-74 Madison St., (718) 574-5900
Newman Memorial UM Church, 257 Macon St., Corner of Throop, (718) 622-7955
Open door Church of God in Christ, 999 Greene Ave., (718) 455-3545; Bring your own bags to the pantry for support.
St. John’s Bread & Life Program, 75 Lewis Ave. in der Hart St., (718) 574-0058 x 10 or (718) 455-6864; The pantry is for Brooklyn residents only. You must also bring ID along with proof of income and family size information.
Stuyvesant Heights Christian Church, 69 McDonough St., (718) 783-5383
All folk church182, Tompkins Avenue, (718) 782-3703; The nonprofit charity and its volunteers focus on helping the less fortunate. Both food in a crisis and items such as diapers or recommendations and information can be distributed to members of the community.
St. Stephen Outreach, 874 Myrtle Avenue, (718) 384-8854
Newman Memorial United Methodist, 257 Macon Street, (718) 622-7955
Siloam Presbyterian Church pantry, 260 Jefferson Avenue, (718) 789-7050
Tabernacle Church of God, 264 Lexington Avenue, (718) 857-7299, There is a feeder / soup kitchen and grocery bank.
Emmanuel Pentecostal Church of Love, 549 Gates Avenue, (718) 498-8026
Bed Stuy campaign against hunger, 2010 Fulton St, (718) 773-3551
Church of the Living God, 212 Schenectady Ave., (718) 493-2821
Shalom Senior Center483 Albany Avenue, (718) 774-9213; Meals and other assistance are available for elderly residents, including information on the senior employment program.
Mt. Moriah Church of God & Christ, 1149 Eastern Parkway, (718) 953-4364; Free groceries, fruits, baby items, formula, and more may be offered. A blanket or clothing can also be provided to homeless people with very low incomes.
The first Maria Magdalena Temple, 202 Albany Avenue, (718) 953-3048; There is a pantry on site with rice, bread, frozen food and much more.
Greater Freewill Baptist Uniform, 66 Rogers Avenue, (718) 773-2854; The pantry is open for tours. Emergency transfer at other times.
Holy house of prayer, 1768 St. John’s Place, (718) 342-5600; Food boxes are distributed to women with children and the poor in the neighborhood. Call you for hours. ID may be required.
Our Lady of the Presentation, 1677 St. Marks Avenue, (718) 345-2604
St. Teresa of Avila Human Services, 525 St. John’s Place, (718) 622-6500; Call the charity for information on nutrition programs, surplus government supplies, and public aid like WIC.
Fort Greene / Clinton Hill
Fort Greene pantry300 Vanderbilt Ave., (718) 638-7625
Unity Fellowship Church230 Classon Avenue, (718) 636-5646
Zion Shiloh Baptist Church188 Clermont Avenue, (718) -855-2250
Beulah Church of the Nazarene, 650-656 Washington Avenue, (718) 857-5698
Child Development Support Corp, 352-358 Classon Avenue, (718) 398-2050; Snacks and summer meals for students can be served. This replaces the free lunch and breakfast that many schools offer.
Teen Challenge, Inc., 444 Clinton Avenue, (718) 789-1414; Can have food and snacks for college students in this part of Brooklyn.
Calvary pantry, 151 Woodruff Ave., (718) 435-2731; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I need ID to get free groceries and groceries.
Holy Cross Church, 2530 Church Ave., (718) 469-5900
Seniors from East Flatbush289 East 53rd St., (718) 385-7100; The non-profit association offers a pantry for people aged 60 and over. A hot meal can be served or even delivered to the home. Other activities are also carried out for the elderly in the community, such as referrals and free health care information.
Door to the Ministry of Life, 155 Jamaica Avenue, (718) 827-4754
Horeb Sda Church, 520 Kingston Avenue, (718) 778-7373
Jesus of Nazareth Christian, 455 Rogers Ave., (718) 773-1960
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 560 Rogers Ave., (718) 856-1300; The charity also has information on other New York human services.
Allen Memorial AME Church, 944 Rogers Avenue, (718) 282-7860
Church of God faith in Christ, 1238 Flatbush Ave., (718) 703-9397; Find out about food programs like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas baskets.
Flatbush Reformed Church, 2103 Kenmore Terrace, (718) 284-5140 for inclusion in the grocery bank
Brownsville / East New York
Most Holy Sacrament Church, 198 Euclid Ave., (718) 827-1200
Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 1520-30 Herkimer St., (718) 498-3767; The charity will have items like canned food, fresh fruits and vegetables, and can even serve meals.
Tabernacle of the community of love, 464 Liberty Ave., (718) 235-2266; Meals are served to the poor and low paid or to anyone in need, including the unemployed.
Our Lady of Mercy, 680 Mother Gaston Blvd. in Brownsville, (718) 346-3166
Our Lady of Refuge RC Church, 2020 Foster Ave., (718) 434-2090; Emergency boxes with food and other goods can be provided for low-paid and homeless people. The content of each box depends on the donations and the resources available.
St. Christopher Otilie, Bethany House No. 1, 164 Suydam St., (718) 574-6300
Triumphant assembly of the gospel, 889 Rutland Rd., (718) 774-4696; The nonprofit organization can provide groceries, hot meals, and other supplies to low-income and poor Brooklyn residents.
True Holy Church of God, 2340 Atlantic Ave., (718) 385-0248
City strategies family support829 Saratoga Ave., (718) 346-2539 for inclusion.
God’s battalion prayer church661 Linden Blvd. (718) 774-5447; The charity runs a soup kitchen, pantry, and other support. All applicants are interviewed and given one day to come back.
Rugby Congregational Church, 4901 Snyder Avenue, (718) 693-0891 for grocery bank hours.
House of David Church, 747-749 Hendrix Street, (718) 649-5982; The location has a soup kitchen and also a free pantry on site.
Miller Avenue Senior Center, 453 New Lots Avenue, (718) 498-9818
Mt. Olive House, 285-277 Eldert Street, (718) 443-6010
11233 Glover Memorial Soup Kitchen, 2134 Dean Street, (718) 342-8588
Make the road 301 Grove St., (718) 418-7690
Mt. Paran Baptist Church, 1665 Broadway, (718) 443-8217
Pentecostals mission meeting, 118 Bushwick Avenue, (718) 782-9749
Family Services Network of New York, 1420 Bushwick Ave, (718) 455-6010
Bushwick Community Council, 1139 Bushwick Avenue, (718) 529-3061
Bushwick Food Pantry, 144 Bleecker Street, (718) 443-5666
Brooklyn rescue mission919 Gates Ave, (917) 426-3001
The Salvation Army
The nations and regions run non-profit organizations. They provide social services and a pantry in five different locations in the Brooklyn New York area. Customers need a bank transfer and an appointment. In addition to free food and meals, the centers also receive other support. This could include a closet, free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, the Angel Tree program, and possibly even money to pay for rent or energy bills.
Bedford Stuyvesant, 601 Lafayette Ave., (718) 622-0614
Brownsville, 280 Riverdale Ave., (718) 345-7050
Bushwick, 1151 Bushwick Ave. (718) 455-4102