FREE GROCERIES, CLOTHING AND WARM MEALS FOR ANYONE IN NEED AT THE
Bedford-Stuyversant Food Share
The Community Solidarity Bedford-Stuyvesant Food Share distributes outside of Von King/Tompkins Park (on the northwest corner, of Lafayette and Marcy) every Saturday afternoon at 3 pm. Along with a few bags of free healthy vegetarian groceries, and some clothing, you can also grab a bowl of Chef Gordon's beloved black-eyed peas and lentil soup.
During the summer months, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Food Share distributes farm fresh produce grown locally and donated by CSA's across Brooklyn and Long Island.
As with all Community Solidarity Food Shares, all people are welcome to come for groceries or to volunteer. No paperwork or documentation required. We believe food is a right, for all people - that's why we share fresh vegetarian groceries and vegan meals for free.
How do I get food?
As with all Community Solidarity Food Shares you just need to show up. No documentation or paperwork is required, just your respect for the community. Simply stated, bring a few bags and we'll fill them up.
We only distribute vegetarian groceries. Focusing on organic produce, whole-grain bread, and healthier non-perishable items, our aim is to promote a more nutritious and compassionate diet for all who come. You'll get most, if not all, of the groceries they need for their week and lunch is available on site.
Clothing, floral bouquets, housewares, school supplies and plants are often available at our shares as well.
The Bedford-Stuyvesant Food Share is located at the intersection of Marcy Ave. & Layfette Ave. in Brooklyn, NY
Directions by Train
Take the NYC Subway, G train, to the Myrtle-Willoughby stop. Then walk South on Marcy Ave. for 6 blocks until you reach Lafayette. Or Take the NYC Subway, G train, to the Bedford-Nostrand Ave. stop. Then walk East 1 block on Lafayette until you reach Marcy Ave. For more information about traveling via the subway, we recommend using the MTA Trip Planner.
Directions by Bus
Take the B38 to Lafayette Ave. & Marcy Ave. - it's that simple! For more information about traveling by bus we recommend using the MTA website.
Directions by Car
From the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway take exit 31 to Wythe Ave. Go South on Wythe Ave. for a quarter of a mile then turn left on Wallabout St. Then in a 3rd of a mile turn right onto Lee St. which will become Nostrand Ave. Proceed on Nostrand Ave. for 3 quarters of a mile, then turn left onto Lafayette. In one block you'll hit Marcy Ave. and our Food Share.
I'm coming by car, where do I park?
If you're coming to the Bedford-Stuyvesant Food Share with a vehicle it's extremely important to adhere to our parking regulations. Please make sure to park legally in any area outside the zones labeled red in the map above. These areas are off limits because we're trying to prevent congestion and reduce the risk of traffic accidents.
If you need assistance carrying the food, or other items, you receive to your vehicle just ask our volunteers and we're more than happy to help.
How can I volunteer?
Easy, just show up! The best way to get involved is to just show up any Saturday you'd like at 3 pm. You'll see fellow volunteers unloading trucks filled with food and setting up folding tables. Let them know you want to help and they'll put you right to work.
If you want to get more engaged before you show up we recommend that you fill out our Volunteer Interest Form by clicking here. Doing so will give us a better idea of your interests and where we can best utilize you. Plus, we'll add you to our mailing list so you can stay up-to-date on all the happenings of the Community Solidarity Bedford-Stuyvesant Food Share!