Community Kitchens in New York City

helpNYC's COVID-19 Response Listings

Community Kitchens, formerly known as Soup Kitchens, provide individual prepared meals to those in need. Most Community Kitchen programs do not require identification or other documents to participate. If there are requirements, we have listed them on the listing.

helpNYC has been working with food assistance programs across New York City to provide our neighbors in need with up-to-date operation information during the COVID-19 health crisis in New York City. We strive to provide the most accurate information and resources.

If you do not see a program or organization that you know is open during the COVID-19 Crisis in New York City please fill out our listing suggestion form or send us an email at


NYC Department of Education Meal Hubs

All New Yorkers can receive three take away meals a day at over 453 Meal Hubs across the City of New York. Visit to find your closest Meal Hub.

  • Monday - Friday at 7:30a - 11:30a for Children and Families; 11:30a - 1:00p for Adults
  • No identification or documentation required.
  • Halal and Vegetarian meals available.
  • No one will be turned away at any time.