St. John's Bread & Life - Brooklyn, NY - Food Assistance

Contact information

795 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
: 718-574-0058
: https://www.breadandlife.org/

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Description: Bread & Life provides much more than nourishing meals – we also help our neediest neighbors access life-saving human services, job training, and spiritual care for themselves and their families.


Address and Directions:

St. John’s Bread and Life
795 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Subway:

J to Kosciuszko. Exit at east end of the station. Walk 3 blocks south on Patchen Ave. Right on Lexington Ave.

C to Utica. Walk northeast on Malcolm X Blvd. towards Marion St. Left on Malcolm X Blvd. (Reid Ave.). Right on Lexington Ave.

Bus:

The following buses serve Bread and Life: the B46 or the B52 to Gates Avenue & Malcolm X Blvd. Walk north to Lexington Ave. and turn right on Lexington: the B15 in either direction to Lexington Ave., then walk east towards Broadway, and the B38 to Malcolm X Blvd then walk south to Lexington Avenue and make a left on Lexington.

Our Building

Our modern, bright building from Rogers Marvel Architects creates a welcoming environment for people to receive nutritious food and crucial services. Designed with our clients in mind, this former factory warehouse ensures those we serve feel comfortable during every visit. Discover more about this award winning building design located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.



Our main Soup Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. Menus are developed based on our guests’ nutritional needs and cultural diversity, as well as quality and availability of products. There is an emphasis on whole foods preparation using local produce and milk.
Soup Kitchen Hours

Breakfast: 8:00am - 9:30am
​Lunch: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Get Directions

St John's Bread and Life is located at 795 Lexington Avenue, between Malcolm X Blvd. & Patchen Avenue, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

Subway: Take the J train to the Kosciuszko Street Stop. Exit at the east end of the station (the front if you're coming from Manhattan, the rear if you're heading to Manhattan). Walk 3 blocks south on Patchen Avenue and turn right on to Lexington Avenue.

Bus: The following buses serve Bread and Life: the B46 or the B52 to Gates Avenue & Malcolm X Blvd. Walk North to Lexington Avenue and turn right on Lexington: the B15 in either direction to Lexington Avenue, then walk East towards Broadway, and the B38 to Malcolm X Blvd then walk South to Lexington Avenue and Make a Left on Lexington.




Our groundbreaking Digital Food Choice Pantry (DCFP) distributes uncooked meals to those who need food using a point system based on family size. Shopping is done on a bilingual touch screen computer. Each item chosen subtracts points from your account and groceries are packed to order. Points are automatically replenished every 30 days. Fresh produce, often grown in New York State, is also available daily through the pantry as well as fresh local milk.

Food Pantry hours

Monday through Thursday: 8:00am to 11:30am

Friday : 9:00am to 11:30am

Extended Hours Tuesday and Thursday : 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Become a member of the Pantry

Visit St. John’s Bread & Life Monday through Thursday from 8:30am – 11:30am.

Bring at least one of the following items with you:

A photo ID for you and each additional member of the household

Examples of Photo ID

    Driver License/Non-Driver ID
    Passport Green Card/Work Permit
    Employee/Student ID

To register children: 17 years old and younger

    Child’s health insurance card or immunization record
    Child’s school record
    Public Assistance print-out
    Birth Certificate
    Baptismal papers
    Public Housing Lease

Proof of Address

    Gas, Electric, Cable, Telephone, or Medical Bill
    Shelter or other housing program letter
    Voter Registration Card
    Lease/ Rent receipt
    Social Security letter
    Tax Return
    Pay Stub
    Bank Statement

No proof of income needed. Please bring your shopping cart. For more information on the Food Pantry please contact Bryan Lapoterie at 718-574-0058 x136 blapoterie@breadandlife.org .


Do you have items to donate? Contact St. John's Bread & Life at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.


Important:
If you are looking to volunteer for Thanksgiving or any other time, please contact St. John's Bread & Life at the phone number provided above.

If you have pictures of the food pantry/food bank/soup kitchen, I will upload them on this page. Please email me with the name of your shelter and the pictures to: HomelessSupport@gmail.com

Do you have items to donate? Contact St. John's Bread & Life at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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