FOOD PROGRAMS

Meal and Food Options - Fall 2021

 

Meals at Bay Ridge Center - October 2021 menu

 

​Here at the Center, we offer a hot meal Monday - Friday at 12 pm.
The nutritious meal consists of a protein (such as meat, beans, or
dairy), a whole grain (such as wheat bread, whole wheat pasta
or brown rice), a vegetable, a fruit, a juice, and milk. The members
really come together as a family and enjoy a meal together and
socialize over their meal.

There is a $2.00 suggested donation to eat-in at the center.

Grab and Go meals at Bay Ridge Center

Pick up time is 1 pm, outside at Bay Ridge Center, 6935 Fourth Avenue.

To eat-in or take-out, you must call in advance to make a reservation.

Please call 2 days in advance if possible: 718-748-0650

 

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More food options and Bay Ridge Center's home delivered meal program.

► THANKSGIVING DINNER DELIVERY FROM BAY RIDGE CARES (see flyer)

BRC is providing catered pre-packaged meals ot those in need, seniors, homebound individuals or those who will be alone or are unable to cook.
Delivery Zone: Shore Road to Bay Parkway and Shore Parkway to 65th Street
Order Deadline: Wed. Nov. 17 at 6:00 pm
Meal Delivery: Wed. Nov. 24 between 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
You must be home at the time of delivery and wearing a mask when our volunteer arrives.
All volunteers are vaccinated.
Ordering info: Email us at thanksgiving@bayridgecares.org or call us at 718-635-0219. Please provide your name, address, phone number and number of people in household in need of a meal.

 

FRESH PRODUCE GIVEAWAY - SATURDAYS, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Bay Ridge Community Development Center (BRCDC) is partnering with NYC Food Programs and Driscoll Foods to bring you fresh produce and groceries! Come out and pick up a bag on Saturdays from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at 9818 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 11209.

 

COMMUNITY PANTRY, 8018 5th Avenue, Bay Ridge

Stop by any time to pick up some extra, nonperishable food supplies. Look for the big red cupboard. The pantry is made possible through the goodwill of neighbors and donations can be dropped off 24/7 too.

GET FOOD NYC: Covid-19 Emergency Food Distribution. Grab and Go meals are available Monday through Friday between 3 pm and 5 pm for members of the community. Our list is not always up-to-date, so you might want to check the link first. As of March 3, these sites are giving out meals:

 

I.S. 30 Mary White Ovington

7002 4TH AVENUE, Brooklyn, 11209
Halal meals. Fully Accessible.

Fort Hamilton High School

8301 SHORE ROAD, Brooklyn 11209
Halal meals. Partially Accessible.

The Christa McAuliffe School\I.S. 187
1171 65 Street, Brooklyn 11219

Halal meals. Not Accessible.

See this city webpage for all the details or to search for another location or Halal or Kosher meals.

The city's GetFood webpage includes links to a map for food programs (type in your zip code at the top), apply for SNAP (food stamps), start or cancel food delivery, see home cooking tips, and more. Older persons are encouraged to stay home and much as possible and apply for delivered meals. Call the Center to arrange home delivery before heading out or contact Bay Ridge Cares, (718) 635-0219, about their shopping and delivery volunteers.

MEALS ON WHEELS: continues as normal for those who are home-bound and have been signed up for the Home Delivered Meals program from Bay Ridge Center. We deliver more than 650 hot meals to home-bound older residents in our neighborhood. Click on this link for information on signing up for "home delivered meals."

 

FOOD PANTRIES: If you need grocery supplies, you might also check with any of these Brooklyn Food Pantries. Try calling first to check hours and what's available.

 

INVISIBLE HANDS VOLUNTEER DELIVERY: You can request delivery help on the website of Invisible Hands, a group of engaged volunteers working to bring groceries and supplies to those in high-risk demographics. They focus most prominently on the elderly, disabled, and immuno-compromised, but are available to help anyone in need.

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Nutritional Education

 

Our Nutrition programming provides instruction or information to participants regarding nutrition and dietary requirements for good health. Members enjoy trips to the farmers market, presentations and cooking demos designed to help them make better decisions regarding food choices. Nutrition Education provides instruction or information to participants regarding nutrition and dietary requirements for good health, the relationship of diet to illness, proper purchasing, preparation and storage of food, etc. Eating a balanced diet is a good tool for preventing disease and illness, energy and alertness.