Social Services

West Side Campaign Against Hunger is a one-stop gateway to hundreds of social service programs.



The first step a new customer takes is to meet a social service counselor. At that meeting, the counselor will determine the customer’s family size so that he or she can get a food card and start shopping. But food isn’t enough to help people improve their lives. Many customers have other needs, and West Side Campaign Against Hunger can connect them to a world of supportive services, whether its information and referral, or more intensive case management.

Health Care

If you are not insured, we can help you enroll in a health plan, find a doctor, and obtain prescription drugs. We can also help you find an affordable clinic to receive medical services you may need.

Financial Relief

From February through April, we host a free tax return service. If you work, you can apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit. We can help you with Public Assistance, HASA, Social Security benefits, rent increase and exemption programs.

Food & Nutrition

You may be eligible for SNAP (Food Stamps), Women Infants and Children (WIC), Free or Reduced School Meals. We can help you find senior meals, food pantries and soup kitchens in your community.

Education & Job Training

West Side Campaign Against Hunger can refer you to many programs: our own Customer Chef Training Class or GED, English as a Second Language Class, child care, resources for special needs, job training and resume assistance.

Housing & Homelessness

Do you need help understanding and navigating NYCHA, Section 8 or the shelter system? We have information on supportive housing, legal advocacy and other options.


To better serve our customers, we offer workshops and services on-site that are made possible through key partnerships with not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. Read more about our other partnerships with like-minded organizations.

Urban Justice Center

Urban Justice CenterThrough the Homelessness Outreach and Prevention Project (HOPP), meet with a legal representative for problems with Public Assistance, Food Stamps and Eviction Prevention.

AARP Tax Aide

AARP-logoReceive free tax preparation from February to April for seniors, working, disabled, and immigrants.