In this Section:
Food Pantries/Banks
Tomchei Shabbos
Kosher Take Out Food
Shopping Online
Emergency Food (not all is Kosher)
Cooking for Hope
SNAP/Food Stamps


Food Pantries/Banks:
Bernard Pechter Kosher Food Pantry at Chabad. 
We are open by appointment only.
Please fill out
this form to schedule an appointment to pick up food necessities.

Food Donations are needed! Please drop off food items at our drop-off bin in the Chabad Center at:
2174 Hewlett Ave, Merrick
Sunday - Friday 10am-5pm.  (The drop off bin is in the front lobby -outside our office.)

Food Bank for New York City
You can find additional emergency food resources with the Food Bank for New York City Food Program Locator
here. (No income requirements). 

New York City Food Policy Center 
The New York Food Policy Center is offering Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides

Alix Rubinger Food Pantry
Click here.

Breakfast to go:
Available now at the Bernard Pechter Kosher Food Pantry.
Please fill out this form to schedule a pick  up or call 516-833-3057

Tomchei Shabbos:
For over 12 years the Chabad Center in Merrick has provided food packages on a weekly basis to families & individuals in need throughout Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh. Please click here if you are in need of assistance. 
Who are the recipients?
The scope of recipients varies widely. She might be a woman with children whose husband has left...or an elderly couple on a very limited pension...a family whose breadwinner has suddenly lost his or her job...families where illness saps the resources...and other cases of despair. The common denominator is need.
Please click here if you are in need of food assistance. 
If you can volunteer to deliver please click here

How is this funded?
Over ninety five percent of our funding is through the generosity of individuals and firms who wish to see direct positive results for their contributions within their community. Click here to Donate 

Kosher Take Out Food- Delivery to Merrick:

Genadeen:Genadeen Caterers delivers to Delivers to Merrick on Tuesday-Fridays. They offer Shavuot Menu
Shabbat Takeout Menu & Weekday Takeout Menu 
Holy Schnitzel- Delivery on Mondays
Hunki's Kosher Pizza delivers to Merrick on Thursdays: place your order, and pickup from Ohav Sholom parking lot between 5-5:45 pm. 

Shopping Online:

Instacart, Peapod, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Shoprite


Cooking for Hope :  
Hot meals cooked for those in need.
Click here to let us know you need a meal. 
If you are in need due to emergency circumstances and need a volunteer to do shopping or pick up items please 
fill out a form here
The City of New York is providing assistance to New Yorkers during the Coronavirus crisis by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves. 
 Learn more at

Emergency Food:
Do you require emergency food assistance?
If you need emergency food assistance, call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777 or 311 to find a local pantry or kitchen. There is no income limit for emergency food. 
Learn more about Emergency food.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP):

If you are a household of 4 that earns less than $2,790 gross per month, your household may be eligible for SNAP.
Clients may apply for SNAP via Access HRA’s website: or with the Access HRA mobile. (Income requirements apply).
To help stop the spread of Coronavirus, as of March 24, HRA has consolidated their HRA Job, SNAP, and Medicaid Center locations.

  • As a result of these consolidations, we are advising New Yorkers to apply for public benefits online at  ACCESS HRA in order to prevent unnecessary visits to an HRA center.

  • For clients who can not or do not want to apply online, a list of   Job  SNAP , and   Medicaid center locations that will remain open can be found here: Job, SNAP, Medicaid. 

SNAP Benefits Online
You can now use your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to shop online for fresh produce and groceries and have them delivered. Use your EBT card at these online stores in NYC:

Note: You can’t use SNAP benefits to pay delivery fees. Be sure to confirm that an online store delivers to your home address.  Learn more from HRA.

SNAP Recertifications
 As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the NYS OTDA is automatically extending certain TA/MA/SNAP and SNAP only recertifications scheduled to expire in March, April and May for a period of three (3) months. For more information, please review the 
Notice to All Recipients.


WIC COVID-19 Updates:
WIC on-site appointments are limited however many NYS WIC offices are available to provide services by phone for appointments.

NYS WIC is not suspending any eWIC cards, although there are scams online stating this. Benefits are valid through your family’s “Benefits Valid Through” date.

You can check your WIC benefit balance by:

  • Checking WIC2Go, the mobile app
  • Checking your last store receipt
  • Visiting your store’s customer service desk
  • Calling the eWIC card Customer Service at 844-540-3031
  • Visiting

For questions about food or formula availability, visit the  vendor management agency to find locations in your area for help.


Tiffany Dry Cleaners:

Free Pick up and Deliver. 
100% Eco Friendly 
Police, Firefighter, EMS & First Responders discounts for neighborhood heroes.
They will donate 10% back of your cost to Chabad of Merrick. 

If you know about additional food resources that can benefit the community? Please
click here to let us know so we can add it to this site.