The Northwest Bronx Food Justice Coalition is sponsored by RSS and funded in part by the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation. In partnership with Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, Outer Seed Shadow, St. Stephens United Methodist Church, Marble Hill Community Center, the Schervier Apartments, Riverdale Neighborhood House and the Riverdale-Y.
1 out of 4
Households in the Northwest Bronx are Food Insecure
This is unacceptable. The NW Bronx Food Justice Coalition is made up of a network of local community organizations and residents of Riverdale, Kingsbridge, and Marble Hill. Our mission is to take active, targeted steps to improve our community's health and well-being by addressing nutrition literacy and the impact of food insecurity and limited access to affordable and fresh food. Get involved today in the work of the project. Learn more about what YOU can do to help.
The Northwest area of the Bronx needs more established food pantries and more access to food nutrition. To accomplish this we are focusing on getting:
- Consistent food sponsorship
- Space to store large deliveries
- Large refrigerated storage to handle larger quantities of perishable foods including fresh and healthy options for the community
- Expanding access to Food Pantries
- Nutritional Outreach: Our nutritionist is outreaching across the Northwest Bronx. Through a combination of online events, an upcoming online Healthy Eating workshop and Youtube videos the NW Bronx Food Justice Project reaches the community
BREAKING NEWS: The Food Justice Coalition is now doing something really special!
Northwest Bronx Food Pantry Information
The pantries below are closed Monday and Wednesday. If there is an immediate need for food go to GetFoodNYC: Free Food Locations map.
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) - 3101 Kingsbridge Terrace at Summit Place.
Click here for food pantry information.
*To register with the KHCConnect case management program call: 718-884-0700 X 104
St. Stephens United Methodist Church:146 W. 228th St.
Community Fridges in the Area
- Friendly Fridge: 5977 Broadway (242nd Street and Broadway), Contact: email@example.com
- Bailey Fridge: 3016 Bailey Ave.
- The Neighborhood Fridge: corner of 256th St. and Mosholu Ave.
July Food Pantry Schedules
Mondays: St. Stephens: 3:00 EVERY WEEK
Tuesdays: KHCC: 11:00 - 1:30 EVERY WEEK
Thursdays: KHCC, 11:00 - 1:30 EVERY WEEK
Get Food NYC has information on how to get emergency food. To access their website click here.
- Free Food Locations
- Learn about P-EBT, $420 per child in money for groceries coming to all NYC public school families. Multiple languages available.
- NYC Food Delivery Program - click here to get information on food delivery
- Get the Good Stuff Program -participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/EBT) can get free fruits, vegetables and beans at certain NYC supermarkets
WIC Program: The USDA has extended its “no presence” waiver until September 2021 St. Barnabas Health System WIC Program can help with any questions about WIC or if you know of any prenatal or families with children 5 years old or younger that can benefit from the program.
- WIC participants can continue to apply and/ or recertify for WIC benefits over the phone.
- SBH WIC offers remote issuance of benefits on the second, third and fourth Saturday of the month.
- The SBH WIC Program is offering virtual breastfeeding consults. Call the Milk Line and make an appointment at (347) 712-0169
- Click here to learn more about the WIC program.
Grab-and-go meals -
Meals can be picked up from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, on school days only. Please view the DOE calendar for more information. Meals are not available to the general public at any other time.
- Click here to find a location near you
- text "NYC FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877-877.
Imperfect Food has created the Reduced Cost Box Program during the COVID crisis for people who meet the income qualifications for SNAP .
- Click here to find out more about getting reduced cost fresh fruits and vegetables. Free delivery to seniors who qualify.
Upcoming Northwest Bronx Food Justice Coalition Events
Soul Gardens on Bronxnet: The Art of Healing the Soul
Every Saturday. July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 12pm
TV: Channel 68 Optimum & 2134 FiOS
Online: BX ARTS
Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 10:30am to 3:30pm.
St. Stephens United Methodist Church
146 W. 228th St.
4545 Independence Avenue
Sundays weekly 9:00am to 2:00pm
April 11 to December 19, 2021
Click here to see what other events are being offered.
COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION:
Yankee Stadium is now a vaccine hub. It is located at 1 East 161st Street. It will only be open to Bronx residents on an appointment-only basis from 8 AM to 8 PM seven days a week. You can schedule appointments by visiting somosvaccinations.com or by calling 1-833-SOMOS-NY. Proof of Bronx residency will be needed.
- For Overall Information On the Vaccine: Vaccine Command Center - COVID-19: Vaccines - NYC Health
- To Make An Appoint Online click here: Covid-19 Vaccine Finder
- Vaccinations for People that Are Fully Homebound: If you or someone you know may be eligible, use this form to contact the city and someone will get back to you.
How To Get Your 12-To-15-Year-Old Kid's COVID Vaccine Appointment In NY, NJ Right Now Gotham Gazette Magazine, May 13, 2021
City Releases First 10-Year Food Plan Under New Law, Gotham Gazette Magazine, Feb. 22, 2021
Democratic Mayoral Candidates Offer Ideas for Addressing Food Insecurity, Gotham Gazette Magazine, Feb. 10, 2021
I've had my Covid-19 vaccine -- now what can I safely do? Your questions answered (CNN)
The Riverdale Press: "Refocusing from the virus to finding your next meal".
The Riverdale Press has an amazing write up on what the NW Bronx Food Justice Coalition has been doing to support the community. The need for emergency food increased dramatically since the pandemic and the NW Bronx Food Justice Coalition is right there building partnerships, accessing emergency food supplies, building food pantry capacity and coming up with innovative ways to teach about nutrition while social distancing.
Click here to read the article.
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Videos Addressing Food Access and Health
To find more videos go to our Youtube channel