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Food Pantry

The Customer-Choice Food Pantry provides groceries to low-income families in a shopping-style environment.  We also distribute women’s and children’s clothing and household linens, and provide assistance with benefit programs. 

The Emergency Food Pantry provides pre-packaged bags of groceries during the week via the reception desk of the Church of St. Francis Xavier.

Visit our VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PAGE to learn more about Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunities!


GENERAL INFORMATION

Emergency Pantry

  • Days of Operation: Monday-Saturday
  • Hours of Operation: 10:00am-6:00pm (or while the Church of St. Francis offices are open)
  • Guests must bring ID for all members of their household
  • Guests may receive groceries once every six months
  • Guests will receive a referral to the customer-choice pantry if applicable, or other food pantries in their neighborhood 

Customer-Choice Pantry

  • Days of Operation: Second Saturday of every month
  • Hours of Operation: 10:00am–11:30am
    • Doors open at 8:45am at 55 West 15th St.
    • All customers present by 11:30am will be served
    • Please read our Line Policy for further instructions

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Do I have to live in the neighborhood to register?

All new customers must live in one of the following zip codes: 10001, 10002, 10003, 10009, 10010, 10011, 10012, 10013, 10014, 10016

What information do I need to register?

New customers must bring:

  • ID for every person in the household
  • Proof of address (dated within six months) for all adults in the household

What are the dates of the Food Pantry?

All customers must re-register every six months

  • The dates for the current cycle are:
    • April 13, 2013
    • May 11, 2013
    • June 8, 2013
    • July 13, 2013
    • August 10, 2013
    • September 7, 2013 (re-registration)

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RECENT NEWS

FAB Members oppose SNAP Cuts

On, November 26th, 2013, our own Food Action Board (FAB) members, Christopher Wallace and Tyrone Davies, spoke at the release of the annual hunger survey by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH).