Staten Island Hunger Task Force
Hungry on Staten Island? Don't be! Know where to go
About Us

It is the mission of the Staten Island Hunger Task Force to advocate for the needs of food-insecure families and individuals and not-for-profit emergency feeding programs in order to ensure that hunger needs are met in the borough of Staten Island.

The Hunger Task Force is committed to bringing awareness to the issue of hunger in our borough in order to muster the will of community leaders and members to fight for an end to hunger on Staten Island.

We will support the work of our local emergency feeding programs through education, advocacy, and coordination of services as well as support the city, state, and federal positions that advance both sufficient anti-hunger resources as well as an end to hunger itself.

Meetings

The Staten Island Hunger Task Force meets the first Monday every month starting in January, with workshops instead of meetings during the summer.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 6, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Zoom. Please subscribe to SIHTF emails (at the top of this column) to receive the agenda and Zoom login information.

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P-EBT: Did you get your family's card?

COVID-19 has had devastating impacts on communities. In addition to the public health consequences, business closures and supply chain disruptions have caused higher food prices, impacting families across the borough.

Temporary federal relief programs such as the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) let families buy food to make up for school meals missed this past year while students were enrolled in blended or remote learning. You can use the cards for groceries anywhere EBT/SNAP is accepted, including most online stores, supermarkets, and farmers' markets. In NYC, every public school student, regardless of family income or immigration status, is eligible. If you are a parent of a public school student, you should have automatically received a card. Unfortunately, many families are not aware of the program and the benefits are not being used.

If you are an eligible family that has not received the card, it’s not too late. Please contact EBT Customer Service 1-888-328-6399 or www.connectebt.com to request a replacement card, check your balance, or activate a card.

This holiday season, more families will be struggling to put food on the table. If your family doesn't need the P-EBT funds, please consider using your card to help out local food pantries or neighbors. To find a pantry near you, check the map and ZIP code links below.

Pantry List

Click here for the list of pantries in alphabetical order. Or scroll down to find your ZIP code and the days and times that pantries are open near you.

Small Pantries and Pop-ups

Follow these Facebook pages for pop-up pantry and COVID19 volunteer information:

For help starting a new pantry or pop-up food site, see Services.

Mobile Pantries

All Food Stores and Pantries

Hunter College's Food Policy Center has created an amazing list of stores--from supermarkets to the corner deli--that are open. They also show which stores are delivering. See

Also included are pantries and government resources. For all boroughs, see Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides.

For lists of pantries in all boroughs, see Hunger Free America's guides to the boroughs.

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Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

Look for food pantries in your ZIP Code:

Note: Please check hours and arrive at least half an hour before the pantry or kitchen closes. Most pantries and kitchens are staffed by volunteers who need to be able to leave on time. Thanks!

Click here for a list of pantries in alphabetical order.

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Supported by a generous grant from the Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 
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