As Hot Bread Kitchen continues to evolve as we respond to the needs of the community, we want to share some resources and information that may help you at this time. We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, please call our hotline for food workers.
HRA PUBLIC BENEFITS (NEW YORK STATE)
If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 you are encouraged to apply for SNAP (food stamps) and Cash Assistance (CA/TA/TANF), distributed by HRA. This guide will walk you through each of these programs and how to apply
UNEMPLOYMENT AND PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (NEW YORK STATE)
Unemployment Insurance has changed and expanded due to COVID-19. Click here for general FAQ and to see if you qualify.
If you are currently receiving unemployment, click here to learn how to certify weekly unemployment.
ACCESS FOOD (NYC)
Search the map to find a soup kitchen, food pantry, senior center, or SNAP enrollment site near you
FREE GRAB & GO MEALS (NYC)
Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city
Free, confidential mental health support via phone, text, or chat. Get access to mental health services in more than 200 languages, 24/7
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT
The Hotline provides 24/7 lifesaving tools and immediate support to empower victims and survivors to find safety and live free of abuse. Live chat or call the hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
A resource to find free or low-cost childcare near you
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
At-home resources for kids and parents including DIYs at home
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR HOMESCHOOLING
Information, activities, and technical tools and support for parents
FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
List of education companies offering free subscriptions for at-home learning
INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 VIRUS
Official information about the virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 IN NEW YORK
Information about New York State on Pause