FOOD PROGRAMS

Meal and Food Options - Winter 2022

Food costs have gone up! The center would greatly appreciate any donation
you can give when eating at the center or taking a Grab and Go meal. A
contribution box is located near the Grab & Go pick up area. Thank you!

 

Meals at Bay Ridge Center - May 2022 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.

Grab and Go meals at Bay Ridge Center

Pick up time is between Noon and 12:30 pm, Monday - Friday. Come to the side entrance to the center to pick up indoors this winter 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.

FRESH PRODUCE GIVEAWAY - will return in May

 

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.

SALVATION ARMY BAY RIDGE CORPS, 252 86th Street

The Salvation Army Bay Ridge Corps has Food Pantry programs.

NYC FOOD SUPPORT PROGRAMS

The Pandemic Food Reserve Emergency Distribution Program (P-FRED) distributes fresh and shelf-stable food.

See this city webpage for all the details on this and other government-sponsored programs. Some of the area sites to pick up emergency food include (call first):

 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7420 4th Ave., Brooklyn 11209 212-567-1300

The Salvation Army Sunset Park Corps, 520 50th Street Brooklyn 11220 718-438-1771

The Table at the Family Support Center at NYU Langone, 6025 6th Ave., Brooklyn 11220 718-630-7171

Holding Hands Ministries, 6324 7th Ave., Brooklyn 11220 347-400-5314

 

 

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.