If you’re hungry or struggling to get food, there are a lot of food pantry’s and soup kitchens throughout the county. A food pantry is a place where you get food to bring home. A soup kitchen is where you can go for a hot meal.

To find a food pantry or soup kitchen near you, go to Feeding Westchester.

To receive a food cash allowance, you can apply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) using the internet at, or by mail, fax or in person at your local Department of Social Services (DSS). You households eligibility will be determined once the application is reviewed and an interview is conducted. The interview may even be done by telephone.

Online application is recommended. If you go to a local DSS office, check their hours and be sure it is the one that serves your area, which is determined by zip code. The list of local DSS offices is located here.

The WIC Program, officially known as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, safeguards the health of low-income women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods, information on healthy eating and referrals to health care.

WIC Offices are located in Health Department District Offices in Yonkers, White Plains, and Port Chester.

Yonkers WIC Office
20 South Broadway, 2nd floor
Yonkers, New York 10701
Phone: (914) 231-2510

Port Chester WIC Office
1 Gateway Plaza, 1st floor
South Main Street
Port Chester, NY 10573
Phone: (914) 813-7244

White Plains WIC Office
112 East Post Road, 1st Floor
White Plains, New York 10601
Phone: (914) 995-6350

Main WIC Office (Info only)
112 East Post Road, 1st Floor
White Plains, New York 10601
Phone: (914) 995-5427

Provides food, shelters (for men and for women), housing services (including for the mentally ill and disabled), youth services, and services for the elderly.

Shelters include:

Open Arms Men’s Shelter
86 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601

Samaritan House Women’s Shelter
Grace Church Parish House
33 Church Street /  3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
914.948.3075 x 9310

Grace’s Kitchen
Grace Church Parish Hall
33 Church Street
White Plains, NY 10601
Monday through Friday, 10:30 – 11:30 am.
914.948.3075 x 9310