RMM’s Food Pantry is a customer choice emergency food assistance program that provides support to thousands of individuals a year. Guests to RMM's Food Pantry can expect to receive a 3-day supply of nutritious food staples for their entire household.

As of fall 2022, RMM's Food Pantry has moved to a twice a month customer choice distribution model. Pantry guests must have an appointment via the Plentiful system and can only visit the pantry once a month. RMM's Food Pantry will be open the following Saturdays (9:30-11:30 AM) during fall 2022:

September 10

September 24

October 8

October 22

November 5

November 19

December 3

December 17

Photo identification is required for all pantry guests, along with an ID and proof of shared address for each individual in household if picking up for more than one person.

To make a weekday appointment via the Plentiful system, please text “FOOD” to 726-879 ("PANTRY").

To ensure you are up to date on RMM's food distribution, email or call 212-594-4464. If you are interested in volunteering at the Food Pantry, click here for more information or email

More than 1.3 million New York City residents are food insecure. New York City’s food insecurity rate is 11% higher than the national rate, and 18% higher than the New York State rate. The issue is not a lack of food, but a lack of justice. Many NYC residents must choose between paying rent or buying food. At our pantry, roughly 75% of our guests are from Hell's Kitchen alone. 

Each month more than 700 persons are provided emergency food assistance through RMM’s Food Pantry. Each person receives a 3-day supply of nutritious food staples. RMM not only provides food, but also seeks to address the issue of food justice. What makes our pantry especially unique is providing guests with produce grown on our rooftop. Many pantries have difficulty providing fresh produce, and our rooftop farm provides the opportunity to not only have food fresh from a farm but also to foster discussion on where food comes from.