Staten Island Hunger Task Force
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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 other month starting in January, with workshops instead of meetings during the summer.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 3, from 3-5 p.m. on Zoom. Please subscribe to SIHTF emails (at the top of this column) to receive the login information.

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Please send us your information!

The Task Force's new chair, Tami DiCostanzo, has developed a membership survey that will be used to update the website and also show the variety of organizations and resources available through the Task Force. Please fill in this short survey before May 3.

Printable SIHTF membership flyer

Legislative Forum, 2/18/21

Food insecurity on Staten Island during COVID pandemic and legislative changes that could make a difference. Speakers: Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, Nicholas Buess (Food Bank for New York City), Jerome Nathaniel (City Harvest), Emilio Tavarez (Hunger Free America).

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.

Who's Open or Closed (as of 4/15/2021)

The organizations below confirmed that they're open or closed. City Harvest and Food Bank for New York City are still making deliveries to pantries on Staten Island. Assume that most pantries are still open but call before you go. See the alphabetized list of pantries for all pantry phone numbers and hours.

Mobile Pantries

In 10302

  • CHASI, 2134 Richmond Terrace, Tuesday, 10 AM-2 PM (senior friendly day); Wednesday, 12 NOON-4PM; Friday, 2-6 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM. 
  • El Centro, new location, 221 Heberton Ave. Castleton Ave door, Thursday 5-7:30 PM
  • Misión Rescate/Rescue Mission, 2083 Richmond Terrace, Tuesday 11-1PM
  • Reach Out and Touch Ministry, 51 Cottage Place. Emergency, 718-442-5007 to receive food. Tuesday at 6 PM to 8 PM hot meal. Saturday pantry 10:30 AM to 12 noon.
  • The Salvation Army pantry in Port Richmond is open Mon.-Thurs. 10 AM–2 PM. 1295 Forest Ave., 10302, (718) 442-2145. They can accept donations of shelf-stable food.

In 10303

  • TIME CHANGE: City Harvest Mobile Market, 22 Roxbury St., first Wednesday and third Saturday each month, 11 AM-1 PM.
  • St. Michael's/St. Clement's Church Pantry, 211 Harbor Rd. around the corner on Brabant, 10am-1pm on Wednesdays.

In 10304

  • REOPENED: Feeding with TLC, Trinity Lutheran Church: pantry, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • TIME CHANGE: City Harvest Mobile Market, 75 Hill St., first Tuesday and third Saturday, 11 AM-1 PM.
  • Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) food pantry at 340 Bay Street, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am-noon. 718-876-8660 for more information.1
  • Christian Pentecostal, 900 Richmond Rd., Tuesday and Wednesday, new hours 4-7 PM
  • Project Hospitality, 514 Bay St., Tuesday and Thursday 9-11 AM, grab-and-go soup kitchen Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 AM-1 PM.
  • Stapleton UAME, 49 Tompkins Ave., Pantry: Tuesday and Friday, 10 AM - 1PM. Soup kitchen: Mon 3-4 PM, Wednesday 12 NOON-1 PM.
  • CLOSED FOR NOW: Vanderbilt Avenue Moravian Church soup kitchen.

In 10309

In 10310

  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 347 Davis Ave, 10310, (718) 442-1527. Saturday. Check the sign outside the church.

In 10312

  • Calvary Assembly of God, 4055 Richmond Ave., 10312, (718) 356-4555. Hours: Fri. 11AM-12:30PM.

In 10314

  • The Jewish Community Center Pantry, 1466 Manor Rd., 10314, is open. Call (718) 475-5245 for an appointment.

In 10317

  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 7558 Amboy Rd. Call (718) 227-2485 on Wed. to set a pickup time on Thurs. or Fri.

Pantries can register as open and receiving donations or closed for now using this survey.

Restaurants and other food stores that are closing and want to donate food can connect with a pantry or soup kitchen by emailing us or by posting on Facebook. For information about proper packaging and food safety, see City Harvest's Food Donor Q&A. (City Harvest currently requires 3,000 lbs of food for a pickup. If you don't have 3,000 pounds of food, don't worry--you can work directly with a local pantry or soup kitchen.)

If you would like to donate food through the City, click here on nyc.gov/donatefood.

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.

Homebound, Broke, Need Food?

Check out NYC Food Delivery Service and see if you're eligible.

For Pantries Needing Food and Volunteers

If your food pantry is in need of food or volunteers, please complete this form and someone from the City will be in touch.

In It Together is also matching volunteers to pantries. Fill in this form to volunteer. If you need volunteers, email them at together @ lemontreefoods.org.

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.

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

 
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