As we all know, Superstorm Sandy hit our city hard, leaving many of us without power and flooding our streets and subways. However, for some, the effect was even more catastrophic. For some, they have discovered themselves in a situation where food is hard to come by and a bed for the night is a struggle to find.

For those who need help with shelter and food in Brooklyn, the following addresses are going to be vitally important. If you need help with shelter in Brooklyn, or know someone who does, please forward this information to them.


The initial place to head is the Intake Shelters for Men and Women. Located over in Manhattan, they will then relocate people to closer areas if you live in Brooklyn.

Bay Ridge: This Salvation Army run venture provides emergency food by appointment (718.238.2991)

Intake Shelters for Men and Women: The Intake Shelter is located in Manhattan but will relocate people to closer shelters in Brooklyn if possible.

30th Street Men’s Shelter

400-430 30th Street and First Avenue, Manhattan
Take the 6 train to 28th Street.

Brooklyn Tech High School (special Medical Needs Only)
29 Fort Greene Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217

FDR High School (all Populations)
5800 20 Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

Park Slope Armory (special Medical Needs only)
361 15 St, Brooklyn, NY 11215


If you are struggling with food after the storm, listed below are the food pantries in Brooklyn that can help.

Brownsville Salvation Army
28 Riverdale Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212
Phone 1-718-345-7050 for up to date details

Bushwick Salvation Army
1151 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718.455.4102
We’ve also been informed that Sunset Park are offering a food pantry, though this has yet to be confirmed.

Head to MASBIA Soup Kitchen in Brooklyn; a fantastic service, serving up to 2000 people a day.

MASBIA Soup Kitchen
Flatbush 1372 Coney Island Ave , Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: 718-972-4446 ext 208

Williamsburg- 65 Lee Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718-972-4446 ext 206

Situated at 200 fourth ave, Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718.237.2962

Thanks to these fabulous Brooklyn charities, Salvation Army and organizations, the people affected won’t go hungry, and won’t be without a bed at night.