Food Pantries

BronxWorks runs three food pantries at the Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center, Morris Innovative Senior Center, and Heights Neighborhood Senior Center. The pantries operate twice a month: once for senior citizens and once for the general community.

The food pantries also accept referrals from local community agencies, clinics, and clergies. Referrals must speak with BronxWorks Senior Services Department Director Maria Rivera for approval.

Keep up to date with COVID-19-related food pantry news:

Our Community Health Programs keep a Food Resource Guide to assist the community through the pandemic.

COVID-19 Food Resource Guide

Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center

Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center

1130 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456

Phone:
646.596.1316

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Please note changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: 

Pantry distribution is done Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 pm.

Appointments are given in 20-minute intervals. Only 180 appointments are given weekly.

To schedule an appointment, community members must call 646.596.1316 every Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Distribution method is subject to change.

Morris Innovative Senior Center

Morris Innovative Senior Center

80 E 181st St
Bronx, NY 10453

Contact:

Rosalina Luongo, Assistant Department Director, Senior Services
rluongo@bronxworks.org

Phone:

718.933.5300

Languages:

English and Spanish

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Please note changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:

Pantry distribution is done Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointments are given in 15-minute intervals. Only 20 appointments are given daily.

Seniors and community members must call 718.933.5300 for an appointment (date and time) for pantry pick-up. Once you are outside (Morris Ave. side) to pick up, call 718.933.5300 to let staff know you have arrived.

Distribution method is subject to change.

Heights Neighborhood Senior Center

Heights Neighborhood Senior Center

200 W Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10453

Contact:

Maria Rivera, Department Director, Senior Services
mrivera@bronxworks.org

Phone:

718.299.0300

Languages:

English and Spanish

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Please note changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:

The food pantry is open to senior citizens and the community every Thursday starting at 8 a.m. Tickets are passed out around 7:30 a.m. Pantry bags are distributed from 8 a.m. on while supplies last.

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BronxWorks Food Pantry helps communities with food insecurity.

All her children and grandchildren have lived and grown up in the Bronx. Maria, who lives with and cares for her 11-year-old granddaughter, says the food pantry is a blessing. With the COVID-19 pandemic, Maria sees food insecurity in her community rising and longer lines with fewer goods available in stores. “That’s when I realized food banks and pantries really stepped up,” she said. “People worried where they would get their food, especially if you have children.” Maria looks forward every week to making an appointment at the BronxWorks Food Pantry because the items she gets are nourishing and help supplement the food she has for herself and her family.

Community Impact

In 2019 alone, our food pantries distributed 4,338 bags of food worth $169,830, enabling low-income households to prepare 21,690 meals.