Food Pantries

BronxWorks runs three food pantries at the Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center, Morris Innovative Older Adult Center, and Twin Parks West Community Center.

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

Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center

Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center

1130 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456


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

Pantry distribution is done every other Saturday, 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 Older Adult Center

80 E 181st St
Bronx, NY 10453


Rosalina Luongo, Assistant Department Director, Services For Older Adults




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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.

Twin Parks West

Twin Parks West

355 East 183rd Street
Bronx, NY 10458

Dominique Jackson, Assistant Program Director


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Pantry distribution is done Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This pantry is open to the community and is available on a walk-in basis. Distribution takes place inside the Twin Parks West Community Center, which is located behind 365 Ford Street.


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Maribel L. Gets Healthy Food from the BronxWorks Food Pantry

Maribel is a lifelong New York City resident, having spent most of her time in the Bronx. After getting injured on the job, Maribel is no longer able to work. “Before I got hurt, I was much stronger, and now, because of my injury, I can’t exercise.” In May 2022, Maribel was diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. With her diagnosis, it became crucial for Maribel to eat healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables. “With the supermarkets…the prices are so high. How am I supposed to stay healthy and lose weight when I can’t afford to buy healthy food?”

This past summer, Maribel’s friend told her about the BronxWorks Community Food Pantry. She started coming to the pantry to help supplement her groceries with healthy food options. “I need fresh produce because the canned products are so salty and I have to be careful with salt,” Maribel says. “They give me vegetables, fish, things I can’t afford at the supermarket.” Maribel’s story is common to many Bronx residents facing a lack of resources to improve their health outcomes.

For many years, including through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, BronxWorks has added programs to address food insecurity. In addition to the Community Food Pantry, BronxWorks Older Adult Centers offer regular grab and go pantries, and every summer and fall BronxWorks operates two Farm Stands selling fresh produce at reasonable prices. For Maribel, the Community Food Pantry has become a crucial part of her health intervention. “It’s a lifeline for me,” she says.

Community Impact

In 2021, BronxWorks continued to operate as many as nine food pantries, serving approximately 70,403 community residents.