P.S. 217 students volunteering at CAMBA's food pantry in 2014
2241 Church Avenue, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11226
T: (718) 282-3082
Program Summary: CAMBA’s emergency food pantry
operates on a client-choice/supermarket-style system, where
clients choose individual food items rather than receiving
pre-packed bags, as they would at traditional pantries.
The pantry distributes a three-day supply of nutritional
food. This is critical for many of our clients who are unable
to maintain a healthy diet, including the elderly and those at
or below the poverty level. Clients include current CAMBA
clients, those referred by other agencies and organizations
and people who self-refer.
The pantry also provides:
- Public benefit screening and assistance with applications
- Nutritional education
- Information and referrals to money management, social service programs and healthcare providers
Since 2013, CAMBA has operated a hydroponic farm, which provides clients with fresh vegetables grown inside the pantry. Clients also receive vegetables and fruits from nearby farms in NY State.
Eligibility: Individuals and families who need emergency food. Must bring photo ID
Clients Served Monthly: 4,300/ mo
Referrals Accepted: Yes
This program is funded by NYS Department of Health, Food Bank of NYC Tiered Engagement Network; United Way of NYC, NYC Human Resources Administration, City Harvest and private donors.