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New York City
SNAP (Application, Information, and Apps for Guidance), Food Pantries, EBT Information, Women's Center, and Culinary Trainings, Co-op Information, and GrowNYC
"SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity."
Apply for SNAP | Apps for Guidance: FreshEBT, Foodstamp, Balance App
A List of Food Pantries in The Bronx
Find a Food Pantry or Soup Kitchen in your borough
Harvest Fields Community Church (located on 2626 E Tremont Ave in The Bronx) holds a food pantry every Friday at 11am. Visitors can receive free food. The only information they ask for is your name and signature.
Once you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or cash benefits (Temporary Assistance) you receive an EBT card, also known as a Common Benefit Identification Card (CBIC). The EBT card looks like a debit card. The EBT card allows you to buy groceries and other items with your cash benefits at participating stores and other locations.
The Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement is a 46-year-old nonprofit organization committed to the goal of economic justice and career opportunities for all New York City working families. Through groundbreaking research, innovative technology resources, and hands-on training, we educate and advocate for socially just public policies and work to build the capacity of the human services and other sectors to help families achieve financial self-sufficiency.
People y Alimentos Solidarity - PAS:
a bilingual weekend retreat from Saturday 9/15 & Sunday 9/16 with the vision to build solidarity amongst Black/ Indigenous/ Latinx heritage people that speak Spanish and /or English, seeing language as a way to bring us together rather than as a barrier. This will take place through gardening, cooking our harvest from the garden, medicine making with the herbs from the garden, storytelling and visioning.
Free Job Training for Culinary Arts
How to start a Co-op: Free Training
GrowNYC | The Sustainability Resources for New Yorkers
Greenmarket - "our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, fresh food box pick-ups and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food."
Recycle - "We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all."
Garden - "We build and support community and school gardens through tool loans, volunteer days, technical assistance, training, school garden grants and more."
Education - "We foster future environmental stewards by providing 30,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment."
- A volunteer-run, weekly Farmers Market providing 7,030 lbs of fresh, organic produce as well as 230 dozen eggs to the community.
- A Food Box Program offering weekly boxed collections of locally grown produce that can be purchased affordably in conjunction with the summer farmers market.
- A Food Justice Youth Leadership Program, which operates as a 24-week, after school curriculum for low-income middle and high school youth.
- Our Cooking and Eating Together Initiative, which convenes community members monthly for instructional cooking classes, nutritional discussion, and healthy meal sharing.
- Quarterly Potlucks offer a multi-generational and festive environment for all our neighbors to share a meal together and to learn about nutrition and healthy eating habits.
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Farmer's Markets accepting EBT, Restaurant Meal Programs, Local Vegan Vegetarian Options, and CalFresh
Find your local Farmer Market that accepts the EBT card. by Eat Fresh.
"CalFresh Restaurants goal is to provide a variety of nutritious meal choices to the homeless, disabled and elderly CalFresh individuals. The CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program allows homeless, disabled, and elderly (age 60 and over) individuals and his/her spouse (husband, wife, common-law husband, common-law wife) receiving CalFresh benefits to use their Golden State Advantage (EBT) cards to purchase meals from participating restaurants."
Here's how to apply for CalFresh
"CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) is an entitlement program that provides monthly benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels. In general, these benefits are for any food or food product intended for human consumption. Benefits may not be used for items such as alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, or paper products."
Find Vegan and Vegetarian options nearby, provided by Happy Cow App.
List of Women's Shelters and other services
Get Food: Locate a Partner Agency: Pantry distribution dates and times are subject to change. Please call the pantry to verify that this information is current. Most pantries serve according to geographical service area. Food pantry clients should bring photo identification with them to the pantry. The identification should show client’s current residential address. Some pantries have an application process and ask clients for documents supporting income. However, all clients will be served the first time regardless of completion of application and service area.
Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles
Program for Families: SHIELDS is a leader in the field; our focus on Community and Family Services has deeply influenced Los Angeles’ child-welfare initiatives, policies and procedures. Whether it is protecting a child from harm or supporting a family struggling to stay together, our programs ensure that children grow up in safe, nurturing homes.
Health: Medi-cal Managed Care
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Farmer's Markets, Food Pantries, CalFresh, Cash Assistance for Immigrants, Public Health, Public Clinics, PP, Womens Services, & Medi-Cal
"Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) provides cash to certain aged, blind, and disabled legal non-citizens ineligible to Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) due to their immigration status."
Public Health: Women, Infants & Children Locations
Orange County Planned Parenthood
"Every Woman Counts is a program of the County of Orange Health Care Agency to coordinate the State’s Every Woman Counts (EWC) in Orange County. We provide local support and training for physicians and offer community education to women at higher risk for breast and cervical cancer."
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Food Access, Local Gardeners, Check if you Pre-qualify for CalFresh, EBT, Centers, WIC (Women, Infants, Childrens), & More
Find access to food immediately:
With just your zip code, you can see where they are giving food at that moment. You can also download a guide that helps you find healthy resources in your County.
FoodPool has local gardeners donate excess veggies
"The pantry is designed to assist individuals and families with emergency food. If you are or someone you know is in need of food, please bring a photo ID (such as driver's license or state identification) during our regular hours and we'll be happy to assist you.
Our aim is to provide a variety of healthy food. Usually we have fresh fruits and vegetables, canned food, pasta or rice, bread, and protein. Occassionally we have other items such as cereal, oatmeal, eggs, chicken, or tofu.
Food is distributed from a number of different sources such as the USDA, Alameda County, the city of Oakland, the Alameda County Community Food Bank, and donations from local businesses. Due to the variety of sources we cannot guarantee specific items, however we try to provide healthy choices."
Check if you prequalify for CalFresh and have someone contact you here
How to use EBT at Farmer's Market
Find a Farmer's Market that takes EBT
"Native American Health Center’s mission is to provide comprehensive services to improve the health and well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and residents of the surrounding communities, with respect for cultural and linguistic differences."
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Farmer’s Markets: Accepts EBT/SNAP, WIC, AZ FMNP
*Most markets are closed during the summer months, find more details on FB!*
The Farmer’s Market on High St.
5415 E High St.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Ahwatukee Farmers Market
4700 E Warner Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Sundays Oct-May: 9am-1pm
Sundays June-Sept: 8am-11am
Anthem Farmers Market
41703 N Galivan Peak Pkwy.
Anthem, AZ 85086
Sundays Oct-May: 9am-1pm
Verrado Community Farmers Market
Verrado Town Square at N. Market Pl. & Main St.
Buckeye, AZ 85396
The Capitol Farmers Market
1700 Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Sun City Farmers Market
16820 N 99th Ave.
Sun City, AZ 85351
Carefree Farmers Market
1 Sundial Cir.
Carefree, AZ 85377
Fridays Oct-May: 9am-1pm
Fridays June-Sept: 8am-11am
Downtown Chandler Farmers Market
3 South Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85225
Roadrunner Farmers Market
3502 E Cactus Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Saturdays Oct-May: 8am-1pm
Saturdays June-Sept: 7am-11am
Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market
3806 N Brown Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Saturdays Oct-May: 8am-1pm
Troon North Farmers Market
10037 E Dynamite Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9am-1pm
Clark Park Farmers Market
1730 S Roosevelt
Tempe, AZ 85281
Tuesday evenings Oct-April
Outside of Maricopa County Farmer Markets
Other Resources as well!
Sierra Vista Farmers Market
3105 E Fry Blvd.
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
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