Hunger Free-NYC

Hunger Free NYC Serves Low-Income New Yorkers Through the Following Programs:

Benefits Access staff enable local families to enroll in the federal SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), leveraging millions of dollars each year to fill up grocery carts. It also distributes more than 200,000 Neighborhood Guides to Food & Assistance, which are published in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, & Russian.

Increasing Access to Food & Benefits:

Our Benefits Access team busts through red tape to help low-income New Yorkers access vital food benefits. We aid individuals and families through each step of the SNAP application process, from conducting pre-screenings and filing applications to serving as client advocates. We also provide support with recertifications, ensuring that eligible families continue to receive benefits without interruption. Our multi-lingual staff speaks English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Cantonese, French, and Korean enabling us to work across four of the five boroughs in diverse communities.

SNAP / Food Stamps Application & Recertification:

Our Benefits Access team connects eligible individuals with SNAP benefits through application and recertification assistance at sites across the city.

You can call Hunger Free NYC to find out if you are eligible for SNAP, and for assistance submitting your application:

Denise Fernandez 212.825.0028 x 207 or Miguelina Diaz 212.825.0028 x 213

Need food now? Click here for our award winning Guides to Food and Assistance!

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SNAP / Food Stamps Re-certification Assistance

Are you currently receiving food stamps? Have you recently received a recertification notice in the mail and have a phone interview scheduled?

If so, Hunger Free America can help! We have staff at community-based organizations across the city to assist you in filling out and submitting your application materials. This partnership between Hunger Free America and the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA), addresses the urgent need to help clients currently receiving SNAP to remain enrolled for the benefits for which they are eligible.

At an appointment with our staff, the application and required documentation are submitted electronically. Clients may also elect to have our staff serve as the authorized representative for the required follow-up phone interview with HRA.

Call Miguelina Diaz at 212.825.0028 x213 (email: mdiaz@hungerfreenyc.org) to schedule an appointment or for more information about this project.


NYC Guides to Food and Assistance

For the past ten years our Benefits Access Department has been distributing these invaluable guides to low-income community members across the city.  To date, it has distributed nearly 1 million copies of our Neighborhood Guides to Food & Assistance, which are published in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, & Russian. For more information, or to order in bulk, please contact Diana Alsip at 646-350-3833, dalsip@hungerfreenyc.org

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To donate to the Guides to Food and Assistance Program, please go here!


Hunger Free New York City also promotes high-impact volunteerism in the city and nationwide.

Hunger Free New York City also gratefully accepts tax-deductible donations.