During these past several weeks, we have seen some highs and lows as our community grapples with life during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The uncertainty of each day has brought undue stress and hardships for which none of us were prepared to endure.
After experiencing tremendous losses, thousands of households are turning to local food pantries for help during this time of crisis.
In response, several organizations and houses of worship have opened their doors to serve our community by expanding access to free, healthy, and nutritious food. Enclosed is a list of District 45 neighborhood pantry locations and their hours of operation.
I want to thank all of the faith and community leaders as well as the volunteers who have dedicated countless hours to lending a helping hand by feeding others. These acts of kindness have brought hope to so many in despair.
Now more than ever before, we must continue to uplift one another because the battle against COVID-19 can only be won together.
Be safe and well.
Sincerely, Farah N. LouisCouncil Member, District 45
|Fresh Food Distribution|
Flatlands Community Partnership
|Fresh Food Distribution|
11am-While Supplies Last every Saturday
Location:Flatlands Reformed Church Community Center3931 Kings Highway (near Flatbush Ave)
For more info or to volunteer contact(718) email@example.com
Brooklyn Center for Quality of Life
5PM Every Saturday
Location:203 East 37th Street (between Church Ave & Linden Blvd)
|Senior Citizen Pick-up & Food Deliveries|
11am-3pm Tuesday & Wednesdays
Location:4517 Avenue D Brooklyn, NY 11203
For more info or to donate contact(347) firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose Life Church
|Pre-Packed Box of 35lb Groceries|
Drive-up & Walk-up Hot Meals to Go
Location:1895 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
|Halal Food Pantry|
Pakistani American Youth Organization
Location:1045 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11230
Call to Pre-Register(718) email@example.com
|Non-Profit Food PantryThe Bridge Multicultural Project|
Location:1894 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210Between Avenues K & L
Free containers of precooked breakfast & lunch
Call for more info(718) 338-5200 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Food DistributionCouncil of Peoples Organization (COPO)|
|Seniors Shopping Hours10:30am-12:30pm Every Friday|
First Responders10:30am-12:30pm Every Friday
General Public1:30pm-4:40pm Every Friday
Location:1077 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11230
(929) 282-2766No Registration or Appointment Needed
|Meals for Seniors Call 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469) or call 311|
The Department of Aging has implemented a system to deliver meals to seniors.
NYC Food Help
You can get food today. Get groceries from a food pantry, or a cooked meal from a community kitchen.foodhelp.nyc 866-888-8777
NYC DOE Free Meals for All
Meal Hubs operate from 7:30 am to 11:30 am for children and families11:30 am to 1:30 pm for adults only. No ID required. Find a location near you: http://schools.nyc.gov/freemeals
Help for Diabetics
The American Diabetes Association is providing support and guidance to constituents impacted by Diabetes, who are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.
In addition, if you are struggling to pay for insulin, the ADA has resources to help – visit InsulinHelp.org800-DIABETES (800-342-2383)