Beyond Hunger Emergency Food Pantry

DSCN7268-KidsStockPantry.jpgP.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.


DSCN4305-plants-220px-2.jpg The pantry's hydroponic farm​​​​​​​

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1720 Church Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
CAMBA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTD/TTY equipment via the New York State relay number 1-800-662-1220.

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