If you are in an urgent situation and need emergency food supplies, please call (718) 282-3082 to confirm the hours of operation. You will need to bring a Photo ID for entry to the Pantry.
CAMBA’s Emergency Food Pantry serves all those experiencing an emergency food need regardless of race, immigration status, country of origin, housing status, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion. We welcome native New Yorkers as well as people who come from or have recently arrived from other states and/or countries.
CAMBA’s Pantry operates on a walk-through-style system, where participants choose from a variety of options and also receive pre-packaged bags consisting of non perishable dry goods. We incorporate client choice as much as possible and prioritize whole healthy food options.
The Pantry distributes a three-day supply of food per household. This is critical to helping alleviate food insecurity, particularly for the elderly and community members struggling financially. Pantry participants include current CAMBA clients, those referred by other agencies and organizations, and other community members in need.
The pantry also provides:
- Public benefit screening, referrals, and assistance with applications
- Nutritional education
- Information and referrals to money management, social service programs, health insurance and other needed services
This program is funded by NYS Department of Health, Food Bank of NYC Tiered Engagement Network; United Way of NYC, NYC Human Resources Administration, City Harvest and private donors.
Eligibility: Individuals and families with a need for emergency food. Must bring photo ID.
Clients Served Annually: Serving more than 2,000 food insecure New Yorkers weekly
Referrals Accepted: Yes
21 Snyder Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226