These are trying times. If you are not able to go out to get food, or if you cannot afford to have your meals or groceries delivered, NYC is providing FREE meal delivery of up to 18 meals at a time, including for family members living with you.
The NYC Food Delivery Assistance program is for seniors and other homebound New Yorkers who do not have other assistance programs, such as Meals on Wheels or God’s Love We Deliver.
The program provides three days of meals at a time, and is delivered within three days of the order date.
You have to meet certain criteria for the NYC Food Delivery assistance program:
- No member of the household can go out and get food because they are at increased medical risk or homebound
- No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for you
- You do not receive meal assistance from other providers (incl. Meals on Wheels or God’s Love We Deliver)
- You are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery
Households that qualify may order three days of food at a time for up to one month, so this is not a permanent solution.
But it gives you time to arrange for other assistance, such as Meals on Wheels or God’s Love We Deliver.
Elderly and housebound Jewish New Yorkers can get free Kosher meal delivery from Dorot, which are delivered by volunteers.
Dorot also serves Westchester.
Back to the NYC Food Delivery Assistance program:
Orders are delivered within three days of the order date.
Each delivery contains three days of food (9 meals per person, but no household will receive more than 18 meals per delivery).
If you do not meet all of the eligibility criteria above you can still get help.
The NYC government website NYC.gov/getFood has resources to find a local food pantry, soup kitchen, senior center, or SNAP enrollment sites near you.