ATTENTION: In response to COVID-19 our pantry program has changed. Click here for the current schedule and more info.

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.

Food Pantry hours

Monday through Thursday: 8:00am to 12:00pm

Friday : 9:00am to 12:00pm

Extended Hours Tuesday and Thursday : 3:00pm to 6:30pm 

Become a member of the Pantry

Visit St. John’s Bread & Life Monday through Thursday from 8:30am – 12:00pm. 

Bring at least one of the following items with you:

A photo ID for you and each additional member of the household

Examples of Photo ID

  • Driver License/Non-Driver ID
  • Passport Green Card/Work Permit
  • Employee/Student ID

To register children: 17 years old and younger

  • Child’s health insurance card or immunization record
  • Child’s school record
  • Public Assistance print-out
  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal papers
  • Public Housing Lease

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

No proof of income needed. Please bring your shopping cart. For more information on the Food Pantry please contact Bryan Lapoterie at 718-574-0058 x136 .