The New York City Hunger Free Communities Consortium (HFCC) aims to significantly reduce hunger and improve nutrition in NYC, especially for households with children, working poor and senior citizens.
To accomplish its mission, HFCC strives to increase awareness and participation in existing food and benefits programs, from SNAP(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to school breakfast programs. Click here to find one that works best for you.
HFCC also makes food resources available through a network of over 1,100 soup kitchens and food pantries, as well as other NYC community-based organizations. Though you should consider a food and benefit program first, if your food need is more immediate, even while receiving these benefits, you can visit a soup kitchen or food pantry. Click here to find one near you or call 1-855-692-4322. Representatives speak English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole and Russian.
If you’d like to spread the word about HFCC, click here to download outreach fliers in multiple languages.
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