Dear Neighbor,

During these past several weeks, we have seen some highs and lows as our community grapples with life during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The uncertainty of each day has brought undue stress and hardships for which none of us were prepared to endure. 

After experiencing tremendous losses, thousands of households are turning to local food pantries for help during this time of crisis. 

In response, several organizations and houses of worship have opened their doors to serve our community by expanding access to free, healthy, and nutritious food. Enclosed is a list of District 45 neighborhood pantry locations and their hours of operation.

I want to thank all of the faith and community leaders as well as the volunteers who have dedicated countless hours to lending a helping hand by feeding others. These acts of kindness have brought hope to so many in despair. 

Now more than ever before, we must continue to uplift one another because the battle against COVID-19 can only be won together. 

Be safe and well.

Farah N. Louis
Council Member, District 45
Community Kitchen
Elite Learners
Senior Citizen Pick-up & Food Deliveries
11a m-3pm Tuesday & Wednesdays

4517 Avenue D Brooklyn, NY 11203

For more info or to donate contact
(347) 697-0426

Grab-n-Go Meals
Purpose Life Church
Pre-Packed Box of 35lb Groceries
Drive-up & Walk-up Hot Meals to Go
Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm

1895 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210

Halal Food Pantry
Pakistani American Youth Organization
Thursdays 4:00pm-5:00pm

1045 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11230

Call to Pre-Register
Food Distribution
Council of Peoples Organization (COPO)
Seniors Shopping Hours
10:30am-12:30pm Every Friday

First Responders
10:30am-12:30pm Every Friday

General Public
1:30pm-4:40pm Every Friday

1077 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11230

(929) 282-2766
No Registration or Appointment Needed
Food Assistance
Meals for Seniors
Call 212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469) or call 311
The Department of Aging has implemented
a system to deliver meals to seniors.

NYC Food Help
You can get food today. Get groceries from a food pantry,
or a cooked meal from a community kitchen. 866-888-8777

NYC DOE Free Meals for All
Meal Hubs operate from 7:30 am to 11:30 am
for children and families
11:30 am to 1:30 pm for adults only.
No ID required. Find a location near you: 

Help for Diabetics
The American Diabetes Association is providing
support and guidance to constituents
impacted by Diabetes, who are at higher risk
of getting very sick from COVID-19. 

In addition, if you are struggling to pay for insulin,
the ADA has resources to help - visit
800-DIABETES (800-342-2383)
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