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.
On Monday, July 3rd, our community witnessed the incredible power of technology and compassion coming together again. The reopening of our Digital Choice Food Pantry exceeded all expectations, leaving us inspired and grateful for the positive impact we’ve made.
With a few clicks and the swipe of a finger, individuals and families experienced a new level of dignity of choice in accessing nourishment. Our state-of-the-art digital platform revolutionized the way we serve our community, ensuring ease and convenience for everyone involved.
This remarkable system not only eliminates long lines and wait times but also minimizes food waste and enhances resource allocation. By adopting a technology-driven approach, we optimized our operations, allowing us to efficiently serve over 17,600 meals on DAY ONE alone while reducing our environmental footprint.
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Register For Pantry
To register, visit St. John’s Bread & Life Monday through Thursday at 795 Lexington Avenue in Brooklyn from 8:00am – 2:00pm. Bring at least one proof of ID and one proof of address. See below for examples.
Examples of Photo ID
- Driver License/Non-Driver ID
- Passport Green Card/Work Permit
- Employee/Student ID
Examples of 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
- Tax Return
- Pay Stub
- Bank Statement