A mission to give and get essential items.

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Food First is designed to make it easier for you to donate essential items on your busy schedule. Just send us an email with your address, convenient pick up times for you, and rough estimate of quantity of donations. We'll email you a confirmation with a designated time. Pick ups can be contactless.

Available in all New York City Boroughs.

Due to concerns with COVID-19 all pick ups must be done outside, with any person(s) being met wearing a mask.

For pick-ups and deliveries email

Yes Items

New Non-Perishable Food

Canned Rice, pasta, beans, sauces, canned vegetables, dressings, bottled waters

Cleaning Supplies

Disinfectants, hand soap, laundry detergent, dish soap, baby wipes, hand sanitizers, paper towels

Personal Hygiene Products

Razors, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, face soap, pads, tampons, diapers, masks

No Items

Clothes (for now, due to COVID-19)


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Believe New York is a growing non-profit, and as such we have limited funding. We will try our best to find resources for those in need, but these resources may not always be available. 

We may refer you to a partner resource if supplies are unavailable. We promise to do our best to help whomever asks.

If you are in need of essential items, please email us at


Once you email us, you will receive a short application that asks you for more information about the items you need. Please be prepared to show at least one supporting document. Supporting documents can include but are not limited to hospital records, doctor's notes, bills, case worker notes, shelter placements, child care records etc. 

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