Food Availability

If you have any questions about these resources please contact the Connect Center Team, Dana LePage and Samantha Gregorie-James, at 646-313-8857 or

Guttman/CUNY Food Pantries

The Guttman Food Pantry is open from 10 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday. If you would like to pick up groceries from the Guttman Food Pantry, please follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Complete this brief depot form selecting the groceries you’d like to pick-up. Please complete at last 2 business days before you would like to come to campus.
  • Step 2: Email or call 646-313-8857 to make the pick-up appointment. Someone from the Single Stop Team, Dana or Samantha, will confirm your pick-up.
  • Step 3: Call Public Safety at 646-313-8101 when you arrive to campus and they will bring you your groceries. Make sure you have an ID and that you are wearing a mask!

The following CUNY Campus Food Pantries are open to all CUNY students. Be sure to contact them directly to make an appointment before going to campus. Bring your Guttman ID if you visit.


Bronx Community College Food Pantry
Click here to make an appointment
Call 718-289-5179 or email with questions
Loew Hall 1st Floor, Admissions Entrance, 2155 University Avenue, Bronx NY 10453

Hostos Community College Food Pantry
To make an appointment: call 718-518-6567 or email
Savoy Building, 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451


Brooklyn College Food Pantry
To make an appointment: call 718-951-5352 or email
117 Roosevelt Hall, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Kingsborough Community College Food Pantry
To make an appointment call 718-368-5411 or email
Front gate pantry bag pick-up at 2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Medgar Evers Food Pantry
To make an appointment call 718-368-5411 or email:
1150 Carroll Street, Brooklyn NY 11225


BMCC Food Pantry
To make an appointment call 212-220-8195 or email
199 Chambers Street, Room S-230, New York, NY 10007

City College of NY Food Pantry
Click here to make an appointment
Call 212.650.8208 or email with questions
NAC Hoffman Lounge 1/101A,160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031

Hunter College Food Pantry
To make an appointment call: 212-396-6418
Room B103, West Building at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue

John Jay Food Pantry
To make an appointment, call 212-237-8052 or email
524 West 59th Street, New York, NY, 10019


LaGuardia Food Pantry
To make an appointment: call 718-482-5135 or email
E-Building Lobby (Thomson Avenue Entrance), 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City 11101

Queensborough Community College Food Pantry
To make an appointment call 718-631-6320 or email
Administration Building, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364

Queens College Food Pantry
Call 718-997-0393 or email with questions
Student Union, Lower Level 23, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367

Staten Island

College of Staten Island Food Pantry
Call 718-982-3088 or email with questions
2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314

Other Local Food Pantries and Food Resources

For all of the services below, please be sure to confirm hours of operation by calling before you visit.

NYC Local Food Pantries: Find local NYC food pantries.

Food Help NYC: Track pantries and community kitchens through a map.

Smart Streets NYC: Find a free meal in Manhattan.

Access Nutritious Food: Access Nutritious Food for New York City Emergency Food Programs.

Food Bank NYC: Find local pantries near your home address.

Plentiful App: Locate pantries in your neighborhood.

Hunter Food Resource Guide: Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides

Community Resource List: NYC Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens crowdsourced by various community members

Specific Information about Availability in Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Feeding America Food Bank Locator: Distributes food through a network of member agencies located in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Island Harvest Food Bank: Food bank map Long Island.

Special Information about Availability in Westchester County

Westchester County Food Pantry Finder 

You may also call 311 for assistance.

GetFood NYC

The GetFoodNYC program is available to you if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • Are unable to go out and get food for yourself
  • Do not have someone else in your household who can get food for you
  • Do not have a family member, friend, or neighbor who lives nearby who can get food for you
  • Do not receive food from Meals on Wheels, God’s Love We Deliver or a similar service,
  • Are not able to afford food delivery from a restaurant or grocery store.

If you qualify, you should note that each household can only make 1 order every two days.  Currently, orders are not recurring and if additional food is needed, new orders must be submitted. Orders placed before 11 AM are delivered within 2 days of the order date. Orders placed after 11AM are delivered within 3 days of the order date.

Each person who needs food will be given one box, which is designed to last 2 days.  GetFoodNYC will deliver to a maximum of 2 people in each household.  The amount of food delivered is based on the number of people in your household who need food from this service.  GetFoodNYC will collect information about any dietary restrictions but cannot guarantee those requests can be met. Please check the website for more details.

School Meal Hubs

Free School Meals

Starting Tuesday, September 29, 2020, New York City is committed to making free meals available daily for all New Yorkers. Any New Yorker can receive free meals available at more than 200 locations across the city.  Meals can be picked up from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, on schools days only. Meals are not available to the general public at any other time. No registration or ID required. Multiple meals can be picked up at once.

How to Get SNAP

In addition to more immediate access to food pantries and free meals, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, offers a sustainable option for students and their families to obtain groceries in the long-term with the use of an electronic debit EBT card.

To find out whether you are eligible to apply for SNAP benefits, you can use the ACCESSNYC  or ACCESSHRA online tools or contact the Connect Center at or 646-313-8857 to schedule an appointment.