St. John's Bread & Life
795 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY - 11221
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
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.
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 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
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
To register children: 17 years old and younger
Child’s health insurance card or immunization record
Child’s school record
Public Assistance print-out
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
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 email@example.com .