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									A Guide to
Free Food
and Assistance
Staten Island
No matter what your situation,
you can get nutritious food.
Read more to find out about:
Food Stamps • WIC • Summer/School Meals
Senior Meals • Soup Kitchens and Food Pantries
Specialty Services (Shelters, Health Care, etc.)
   Food Stamps
   A Food Stamps card can make you and your
   family stronger with nutritious food. Even if
   you are a working immigrant, there is a good
   chance you are eligible.

   What should I know about
   Food Stamps?	
   • You can get food stamps even if you are working,
     but earning low wages.
   • Average food stamp benefits over $100 per person
     per month, and $200 or more for families (varies
     with income). That means that the average family
     receives more than $2,400 worth of food per year!
   • Food Stamps do not adversely affect immigration status.
   • Food Stamps can be used at farmers’ markets.




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What are the income qualifications
for Food Stamps?
Households have to meet income tests to receive food
stamps. Most households that have income over the
amounts listed below cannot get food stamps.

     People in           Gross monthly*                 Maximum
     household            income limits               Benefit Amts.
            1                    $1,127                        $176
            2                    $1,517                       $323
            3                   $1,907                        $463
            4                  $2,297                         $588
	Each	additional	person	       +	$390	               ≈+	approx.	$117
*Households with an elderly (age 60 or older) or disabled individual
are not subject to the gross income test.


If you meet the above income qualifications, it no
longer matters how much money you may or may
not have in countable resources. In other words,
you can now save money for education, a home
purchase, retirement, or other purposes and still
receive food stamps.

Which type of legal immigrants
are eligible for food stamps?
Legal immigrants can often receive food stamps if they:
• Have lived in the country for 5 years; or
• Are receiving disability-related assistance or benefits,
  regardless of entry date; or
• Are children regardless of entry date.


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   Certain non-citizens such as those admitted for
   humanitarian reasons and those admitted for permanent
   residence are also eligible for the program. Eligible
   household members can get food stamps even if
   there are other members of the household that are
   not eligible.

   How do I apply for Food Stamps?
   1.	Call	one	of 	these	numbers:
   • Call Seamen’s	Society	for	Child	&	Family	Services	       	
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   				 t	718.447.7740 to find out if you’re eligible and for
      help with scheduling an appointment.
   • Call 800.342.3009 to find the Food Stamp office
      nearest you.
   • Call HRA Infoline 877.472.8411 for qualifications,
     guidelines and applications.
   • Call FoodChange 212.894.8060 for detailed
     information, for pre-screening, or for help with
     the process.

   2. Visit your area food stamp office:

   Food Stamp Office – St. George
   201 Bay St, 1st Fl
   718.390.6826, 6994 or 718.556.7337
   Extended Hours Center Fridays 8:30AM–7:00PM
   For all Staten Island zip codes




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3.	Apply	at	select	food	pantries	and	soup	kitchens.
   If all adults in your household are:
• Over the age of 60; or
• Receive SSI or SSD; or
• You or someone in your household works 20 or more
  hours per week
• And you live in Staten Island

First Call Seaman’s	Society	For	Child	&	Family	
Services	at	718.447.7740 for a phone interview to
determine if you qualify for food stamps. If eligible,
you’ll be offered an interview at Project Hospitality* in
Staten Island, where you’ll receive help in submitting
your application by computer. You may not need to
visit a food stamps office in person!
*This site is listed on the map as the “POS” office.




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   WIC, School and
   Summer Meals
   If you are pregnant or have children,
   you can get help for yourself and for your
   baby from the WIC program. Your children
   can get free meals in school and after school,
   as well as during the summer, through the
   School and Summer Meals programs.

   WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) 	
   Healthy food and formula for mothers and children—
   including immigrants.

   What should I know about WIC?
   • WIC is for low-income pregnant women,
     breast-feeding women, and children up to age five.
   • You can work and still get WIC.
   • You can continue to get welfare or food stamps
     while receiving WIC.
   • Immigrants can get WIC—even if undocumented
     or not a citizen!




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How do I apply for WIC?
1. Call 800.522.5006 for the WIC office	
   nearest	you.

2. Visit your area WIC office:

St. Vincent’s Clinic
690 Castleton Ave
718.876.2373
Mon–Thurs: 8 AM–3:45 PM, Fri: 8 AM–2:30 PM

School/Summer Meals
and After-School Programs 	
Healthy food for every child and teenager in the city,
including immigrants.

What should I know about
School/Summer Meals?
• During	the	school	year, lunch and breakfast are
  served in every public school in New York City. Free
  breakfasts are available to all children regardless of
  income with no paperwork required.
• In	June,	July	and	August, breakfast and lunch are
  served for free to all children under 19 at many public
  schools, houses of worship, recreation centers, and
  community centers. For sites near you call 311.




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   Senior Meals
   Food with dignity for older New Yorkers.

   What should I know about
   Senior Meals?
   • Senior centers often offer older people meals
     for a small contribution (50 cents to a dollar).
     The contribution is voluntary—you are not
     required to pay.
   • If you are homebound and cannot cook, senior
     centers can provide home-delivered meals (Meals
     on Wheels) up to seven days a week.
   • For more information about senior meals, call senior
     centers in your community. For centers near you, call
     the 311. Be prepared to give your zip code.




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Soup Kitchens
Free prepared meals in your neighborhood.
Simply walk in to any of the agencies on
the days and times listed below. Call first to
confirm schedule.

Some agencies may require a referral; call HRA Hunger Hotline
at 866.888.8777 to learn more.

Project Hospitality
514 Bay St.
718.815.0800
Tues, Thurs: 12 PM–1 PM

Salvation Army
1295 Forest Ave
718.442.2145
Mon, Wed, Fri: 11:30AM–12:30 PM

Salvation Army
15 Broad St.
718.448.8480
Mon, Wed, Fri: 11AM–12 PM

Stapleton Union AME Church
49 Tompkins Ave
718.273.2857
Mon & Fri: 3 PM–4 PM, Wed: 12 PM–1 PM

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   Trinity Lutheran Church
   309 St. Paul’s Ave
   718.447.0526
   Sat: 12 PM–1 PM



   Food Pantries
   Free groceries in your neighborhood.

   Some agencies may require a referral; call HRA Hunger Hotline
   at 866.888.8777 to learn more or visit one of
   the agencies below at the specific days and times.Call first to
   confirm schedule.


   Atlas Foundation Food Pantry at St. Clement/
   St. Michael R.C. Church
   207 Harbor Rd.
   718.442.1688
   Wed: 2 PM–4 PM

   Christian Pentecostal Church
   900 Richmond Rd.
   718.273.5850
   Tues: 7 PM–8 PM, Wed: 7 PM–7:30 PM; clothing
   distribution as available




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Community Health Action
166 Port Richmond Ave
718.808.1802
Fri: 5 PM–8 PM; Sat: 12 PM–4 PM; Sun: 10 AM–2 PM

Council of Jewish Organizations
984 Post Ave
718.720.4047
Tues & Thurs: 12 PM–2 PM

El Centro Del Immigracion
1546 Castleton Ave
718.420.6466
Hours: Emergency Food Pantry
Mon–Sat: 8 AM–11 AM
Thurs: 7 PM–9 PM

Faith United Methodist Church
221 Heberton Ave
718.273.9666
Call for an appointment

First United Christian Church
109 Victory Blvd
718.981.4828
Sun: 2:30–5 PM (closed 1st Sun of month)




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   Map of Free Food Sources


                                          

                                      
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               1                    1     Staten Island SDA Church
                                          Atlas Foundation Food Pantry
                                          Rescue Ministries SI
                                          Community Health Action
                                          El Centro del Immigracion
                                          Faith United Methodist Church
     1                   1              Rusty Staub Mobile Food Center
                                0         CYO Center
                                          New Direction Services
                                          Council of Jewish Organizations
          1                         10    Salvation Army
                                    11   Richmond Senior Services
                                   1    Episcopal Feeding Ministry –
                                           All Saint’s Episcopal Church
                                
                                     1    Bikur Cholim of SI
                                   1    Mobile Feast – Shiloh AME
                           
                                           Zion Church
                                     1    St. Theresa’s
                                     1    WIC Office – St. Vincent’s Clinic
                                     1    Rusty Staub Mobile Food Pantry
                                     1    Lighthouse Tabernacle Ministry
                                     1    First United Christian Church
                                   0    Food Stamp Office – St. George*
                                     1    Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
                                         Trinity Lutheran Church
                                         POS Office – Project Hospitality*
                                         Immaculate Conception Church
                                         Stapleton UAME Church
                                       Salvation Army
                                         Staten Island Liberian Community
                                         Christian Pentecostal Church
                                         Mobile Feast – St. Stephen’s
                                           Episcopal Church
                                     0    St. Edward’s Food Pantry
                     
                                     1    Mesivtha of Staten Island
                                         Jewish Community Center of SI
                                         Rusty Staub Mobile Food Pantry
                                     *Call   first to get an appointment.




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   Jewish Community Center of SI
   Arthur Kill Rd.
   718.356.8113 ext. 109
   Tues & Thurs: 9:30 AM–12 PM
   Please call for an appointment

   Mesivtha of Staten Island
   1870 Drumgoole Road E.
   718.356.5412
   Wed: 3:30 PM–4:30 PM

   Mobile Feast–Shiloh AME Zion Church
   779 Henderson Ave
   718.447.0261
   1st Sunday of the Month: 1 PM–2 PM

   Mobile Feast–St Stephen’s Episcopal Church
   7516 Amboy Rd
   718.984.1722
   2nd Sunday of the Month: 1 PM–2 PM

   New Direction Services
   1027 Post Ave
   718.447.3786.
   Tues: 10 AM –1 PM
   Wed: 9AM–11 AM (Spanish-speaking clients)
   Please call for an appointment




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Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
10 Austin Pl.
718.447.1503
Sat: 10 AM–11 AM (New clients accepted 1st Sat. of month)

Project Hospitality
514 Bay St.
718.815.0800.
Tues: 9 AM–11:45AM & 1 PM–3 PM
Thurs: 9 AM-11:45 AM, Mon: 5 PM-7 PM

Rescue Ministries SI
2083 Richmond Terrace
718.448.7115 or 718.982.6048
Tues: 11:30 AM–1:30 PM

Richmond Senior Services
500 Jewett Ave.
718.816.1811
Tues: 10 AM–2 PM families
Thurs: 10 AM–2 PM seniors

Catholic Charities/Rusty Staub Mobile Food
Pantry at St. Peter’s church
53 St. Mark’s Pl.
718.448.5757
Tues: 11:30 AM–1:30 PM




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   Catholic Charities/Rusty Staub Mobile Food
   Pantry CYO Center
   120 Anderson Ave.
   718.448.5757
   Wed: 11 AM–1 PM

   Catholic Charities/Rusty Staub Mobile Food
   Pantry-Immaculate Conception Church
   128 Targee St
   718.448.5757
   Tues: 10 AM-12 PM

   Catholic Charities/Rusty Staub Mobile Food
   at St. Paul’s Church
   145 Clinton Ave
   718.448.5757
   Tues: 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

   Salvation Army
   1295 Forest Ave
   718.442.2145
   Mon–Thurs: 10 AM–2 PM

   Salvation Army
   15 Broad St.
   718.448.8480
   Tues & Thurs: 9:30 AM–2 PM
   Mon, Wed & Fri 12:30 PM–2 PM




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Stapleton Union AME Church
49 Tompkins Ave
718.273.2857
Tues & Fri: 10 AM–1 PM

Staten Island Liberian Community
180 Park Hill Ave. Lobby G
718.983.2935
Wed: 2 PM–4 PM

Staten Island SDA Church
80 Union Ave
718.442.4806
Sun: 10 AM–2 PM

St. Edward’s Food Pantry
6581 Hylan Blvd.
718.984.1625
Mon, Wed, Sat: 10 AM–1 PM

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
225 St. Paul’s Avenue
718.273.9572
Thurs: 1:45 PM–3:45 PM
Emergency Food Pantry Everyday With Referral

St. Theresa’s Church
1634 Victory Blvd.
718.442.5412 ext. 103
1st & 3rd Mon, Tues, Wed of month: 9:30 AM–11:30 AM


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   Trinity Lutheran Church
   309 St. Paul’s Ave
   718.447.0526
   Sat: 12:30 PM– 2 PM



   Farmers Markets
    Fresh produce sold in your neighborhood

   St. George Greenmarket
   9 St. Mark’s Place & Hyatt St.
   Sat: 8 AM-2 PM May 3-Nov. 22
   Accepts WIC, will accept EBT after July 1




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Medical Care
Sea View Hospital
460 Brielle Ave
718.317.3609

Staten Island University Hospital North Site
475 Seaview Ave
718..226.9000

Staten Island University Hospital South Site
275 Seguine Ave
718.226.2000




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   Emergency
   Numbers
   Police/Fire/Ambulance: 9-1-1
   Emergency Shelter: 3-1-1
   AIDS Hotline: 718.452.8682
   AIDS Hotline (Spanish): 800.233.7432
   Alcoholics Anonymous: 212.647.1680
   Battered Women Hotline: 718.499.2151
   Child Abuse Hotline: 800.342.3720
   Crime Victim Hotline: 212.577.7777
   Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.621.4673
   Gamblers Anonymous Hotline: 877.664.2469
   Homeless Hotline: 800.994.6494
   Immigration Hotline: 212.419.3737
   Narcotics Anonymous: 212.929.6262
   Poison Control: 800.222.1222
   Rape Hotline: 212.621.4000
   Runaway Hotline: 800.RUN.AWAY
   Suicide Hotline: 800.273.8255
   Teen Hotline: 800.999.9999


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For updates to the information
provided in this booklet, visit our
website at www.nyccah.org and
click on Free Food / Assistance




This information
produced by:




To learn more about how
low-income New Yorkers
can obtain food and how
you can help, contact:

16 Beaver St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10004
212.825.0028
www.nyccah.org

This information paid for under a grant provided
by the New York City Council and administered by
the New York City Human Resources Administration.
   Notes:




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See which of these services*
are available to you




                                        without children




                                                                        Undocumented
                        with children




                                                           immigrants


                                                                        immigrants

                                                                                       Homeless



                                                                                                  citizens
                        People


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                                                                                       people

                                                                                                  Senior
  Food stamp                                               Legal
  benefits on
  a food card

  WIC packages

  School
  breakfasts

  School lunches

  Summer meals
  for children

  Meals at
  soup kitchens

  Groceries at
  food pantries

  Meals at
  senior centers

  Meals delivered
  to your home

           can see if they are eligible for these and other Food and Nutrition
*Individuals
 Programs on the internet at www.nyc.gov.

								
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