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Guides to Food & Assistance

Free food and assistance is available in New York City. No matter what your situation - you can get nutritious food!

Each year, NYCCAH produces updated, comprehensive guides, also known as "street sheets," to free food access in specific neighborhoods within the five boroughs. Thanks to a generous City Council grant, we are able to professionally design and print information on how and where to access the federal SNAP/Food Stamp program, WIC, School and Summer Meals, senior meals, and various other assistance resources for the neighborhood covered. Each guide also contains a map showing the locations of SNAP/Food Stamp office(s) and WIC site(s), as well as local soup kitchens, food pantries and farmers’ markets that accept food stamps as payment.

Though you may have access to the printed guides in your area, which are available at various community-based organizations, the Coalition is pleased to provide copies of the guides for you to download and print out. Click on the neighborhood below to view and download the guides in PDF format.

Note: if you or anyone you are helping needs food in an area that is not covered by the Guides, please visit NYCCAH's Hunger Maps page or call 311 to locate food resources in that area.

If you would like to receive hard copies in bulk, or have any feedback, questions, or comments about the guides, please email us at or call us at (212) 825-0028 ext. 216.