We have taken steps to reduce the impact of the Novel Coronavirus on our staff, participants and volunteers. Please see current program changes, these are all subject to change as we get more information:

Hot Meals program:

Monday – Friday at 2:30 PM

All Hot Meals will be take-away

Brown Bag lunches will be given out on Saturday and Sunday at 4-5PM


No on-line ordering. 

8 East 109th Street- Wednesday- Saturday, 10AM-2:30PM

1290 Hoe Avenue- Thursday and Friday 10AM-2PM,

Saturday – 10 AM – 2 PM

Our Choice Pantry Programs offers fresh, culturally appropriate and nutritious food free to participants who qualify.

Pantry packages are supplemental grocery packages in five food categories: protein, dairy, grains, fruits and vegetables, proportional to the number of individuals in the family and provided every two weeks. Anyone who wishes to register to receive food from the Pantry can stop by the Help 365 office in either East Harlem or the Bronx (see Help 365 hours in Social Services section). They must bring photo ID for all adults in the household, ID for all children in the household, e.g., birth certificate, school letter, and proof of address, e.g., rent receipt or lease.

We have two Choice Pantry programs, one in East Harlem and one in the Bronx.

8 East 109th Street, East Harlem Location

Wednesday – Saturday 10:00am – 2:30pm for on-site ordering and pick-ups.

Wednesday – Saturday 10:00am – 3:30pm for online order pick ups.

Fridays 4:00-5:00pm.

Manhattan: To register for Choice Pantry and to receive an emergency grocery bag, visit us Monday – Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 2pm-6pm


1290 Hoe Avenue, Bronx Location

Thursday – Saturday 10:00am – 2:30 pm for on-site ordering and pick-ups.

Thursday – Saturday 10:00am – 3:30pm for online order pick ups.

Both Pantry programs follow a digital choice pantry model, that is, members choose from a touch screen tablet on-site, or on-line the evening before, what goes into their grocery bags.  This model empowers Pantry members to be active participants in the distribution process by encouraging them to pick the nutritious food they would like to receive.

Bronx: To register for Choice Pantry and to receive an emergency grocery bag, visit us Tuesday – Saturday 8am-4pm


Our Hot Meals Program provides hot, nutritionally balanced meals to our breakfast and dinner guests. Everyone is welcome.

Location: 8 East 109th Street, East Harlem

Breakfast: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 9:15am

Dinner: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 4:30pm – 6:00pm

All meals are cooked on the premises. Beyond providing nutritious food, the program offers participants a chance to sit, eat, and socialize in a relaxing, safe, friendly atmosphere that offers a retreat from the stressors of being homeless or living in poverty.

The meal program also works with Help 365 to provide Brown Bag meals – a sandwich, snack and beverage on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm when the hot meal program is not operating.