Covid-19 Resources

South Bronx United has compiled a list of resources for South Bronx students and parents, including food resources, health resources, immigration resources, and educational resources for all the home learning that is happening now! This page will be updated regularly to include links to relevant information and resources for families in New York City. Please feel free to share:

  • South Bronx United has cancelled all programming through at least April 17th. The Recreational Soccer Program and Global Youth League will resume no sooner than April 18th.
  • It is likely that the program start will be pushed back further. Check back here and on social media for the most up-to-date information.
  • South Bronx United’s office will also be closed during this period. However, our staff will be working remotely. We will continue to be available on our office phone number and by email to address any questions or concerns. We are here to help all of our families and community members and provide whatever assistance we can.
  • As individuals, we must also remember that we can make a difference by taking appropriate steps. Most importantly, health officials are asking everyone to stay home and avoid unnecessary interactions as much as possible regardless of your personal health. Make sure that you and your children wash hands regularly. If you are sick, contact your doctor to let them know your symptoms. If you need help getting medical care, call 311. NYC has committed to providing medical care regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.

Read the latest letter from Executive Director Andrew So (as of March 16, 2020): English | Español


Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch will be available from every DOE school building 7:30 am-1:30 pm every day. (You are not required to take meals from the school you normally attend—you should go to the school closest to your home). These meals are now available to all New Yorkers. All adults and children may pick up three meals at one time.

Text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 for Grab and Go meals in NYC

Beginning Monday, March 23, Red Rabbit will be distributing meals 10:00 am-10:45 am daily in front of the Boys Prep School Building.

World Central Kitchen - Meal Distribution in the Bronx
Food Bank NYC - Food Provider Map
POTS Bronx - Community Dining Room open 12:30-3:30 pm Monday-Friday. Food Pantry open 9:00 am-11:30 pm Monday-Friday. This page will updated frequently to provide the latest information on POTS' programs and services throughout this rapidly-evolving crisis.
Mamajuana Cafe - Provides lunch bags for children 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 4:00-8:00 pm
The New Acri Cafe - Committed to serving at least 1,000 kids a day for breakfast and lunch. They also accept food donations. For more details please call (212) 924-2424.
Missionaries of Charity - Soup kitchen opens at 9:30 am.
Abundant Life Tabernacle - Food pantry open 12:30-2:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Door of Salvation Ministries - Food pantry open 2:00-5:00 pm Monday-Friday.
Highbridge Advisory Council - Food pantry open 2:00-5:00 pm Monday-Friday.
Missionary Church of Christ - Food pantry open 9:00-11:00 am on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.
Salvation Army Bronx Citadel Corps Community Center - Food pantry opens at 10:00 am (120 person limit). Soup Kitchen open 1:00-2:00 pm on Fridays. To receive food, individuals must reside in: 10451, 10452, 10454, 10455, 10459, 10465, 10472, 10473, and 10474.
Saint Crispin's Friary - Food pantry opens at 10:00 am on Mondays.
Bridge Builders Community Partnership - Free lunch 11:00 am-1:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Fresh Direct has partnered with Catholic Charities to provide grab and go meals from the following locations in the Bronx. It is recommended that you call any of these locations before going due to limited resources:
CCCS Bronx Food Pantry - Wednesday 11:00 am-2:00 pm and Thursday-Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm - (718) 292-9090
St. Augustine Food Pantry - Monday 10:00 am-12:00 pm and Thursday 5:00-7:00 pm - (718) 213-4458
Abraham House - Saturday 6:30-7:30 pm - (718) 292-9321
St. Frances of Rome Food Pantry - Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm - (718) 324-5340
St. Jerome's Food Pantry - Wednesday 4:00-6:00 pm - (718) 402-7866
St. Luke's Food Pantry - Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm - (718) 665-6677
St. Nicholas of Tolentine Food Pantry - Wednesday 9:00 am-12:00 pm - (718) 220-2824
St. Thomas Aquinas Food Pantry - Wednesday 10:00 am-12:00 pm - (718) 589-5235
Muslim Woman's Institute - Tuesday 10:00 am-12:00pm and Thursday 1:00-3:00 pm - (718) 960-2662
Our Lady of Solace - Thursday-Friday 1:00-4:00 pm - (718) 863-3282
Queen of Peace - Everyday except Friday 9:00-10:00 am - (718) 292 0019
St. Simon Stock - Friday 9:00-11:00 am - (718) 367-1251
St. Lucy - Tuesday 1:00-2:00 pm - (718) 882-2203

Plentiful App - UWNYC has the ability reach hundreds of thousands of people in need, in real time, through the Plentiful App with food and benefits immediately
For a Neighborhood Guide to Food & Assistance click here.


Text "COVID" ("COVIDESP" en español) to 692-692 for regular updates from Notify NYC
NYC Human Rights or call 311 and say Human Rights
NYC Well (Español)


NYC Department of Health
Coronavirus Information Page
Coronavirus Factsheet (Español, Français)
Stop the Spread (Español)
COVID-19 Stigma Incident Survey

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Managing Anxiety & Stress
Resources for Community- and Faith-Based Leaders

Anxious about Coronavirus? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.


Public Charge Rule and COVID-19
Health Care Access for Undocumented People
New York State Courts Updates
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Updates
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Updates
DACA Updates During the Coronavirus Crisis
New York State Youth Leadership Council - Living Resources Document
Organización Mixteca - Guia de Recursos e Información para Inmigrantes Hispanohablantes en Nueva York


Unemployment Assistance
NY State (NYS) is dropping the 7-day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to COVID-19 closures or quarantines. Learn more from the State Department of Labor.

The Unemployment Benefits and Health Insurance FAQ (Español) provides guidance for those recently unemployed due to COVID-19. Apply for unemployment insurance benefits to receive temporary income while you search for a job here. Call 888-469-7365 if you have questions about unemployment benefits.

In order to effectively educate and prepare consumers, Attorney General James offers the following tips on employment related questions.

All Workforce1 Career Centers are closed until further notice but will be delivering services remotely. Find employment here.

Bronx Workforce1 Career Center Virtual Connection - Hiring maintenance workers for PBM, SHLEPPERS in moving and storage, delivery people for Fresh Direct and security guards. Apply here.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) (Español) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. See more here.

Effective 3/20/2020 income tax filing deadline is extended to July 15, 2020. If you earned $64,000 or less last tax year, the City can help you file your taxes for free here.

New York court officials have suspended eviction proceedings throughout the state until June 20th, see here.

The City of New York is hiring licensed TLC drivers to deliver food to New Yorkers in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to register.

Brooklyn, Navy Yard: Hiring to put together face masks at the Duggal Greenhouse, Navy Yard for $ 18/hr. Send your CV to and set an appointment.

Aerotek NYC: Hiring to try on air face masks for hospital employees $ 23/hr and $ 34.50/hr for extra hours. Send your CV to and set an appointment.


Coronavirus Updates
Letter from Chancellor Carranza
Remote Learning Device Request


Free Internet
Many providers are offering free Wi-Fi or special accommodations for households with students for 60 days. The information on this page is accurate as of March 19, 2020.

To keep students connected and able to learn from home, the DOE is lending 300,000 internet-enabled iPads to students. To sign up click here.

Coronavirus Explainers for Kids (great for adults too)
BrainPop - Coronavirus Video, Quiz, and Activities
Kiwi Co - How Viruses Spread & Why You Should Stay Home: Explainer for Kids

New York Public Library
Families can access the following NYPL resources with an NYPL library card. If you or a family member don’t have a library card, sign up for one using the SimplyE app: iPhone/iPad | Android

Free Tutoring - Families with students in kindergarten through 12th grade and an NYPL library card can access tips, activities, and one-on-one tutors through a new partnership with Brainfuse. Tutors are available from 2 PM to 11 PM every day in both English and Spanish. Students can also make use of Brainfuse’s videos, activities, and other learning resources 24/7.

NYPL Remote Learning Resources for Kids and Teens

All Ages
New York Hall of Science - NYSCI @ Home
Brain Pop (Currently Offering Free Access ) - Brain Pop
IXL - Wealth of lessons and online K-12 assignments with Limited Free Use
Khan Academy - Khan Academy lessons
Casita Maria's Online Book Club - Daughters of the Stone by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa.

Grades K-5
DOE Learn at Home - K-5
Art with Mo Willems - DAILY LUNCH DOODLES with Author & Illustrator Mo Willems
Brain Pop (Currently Offering Free Access ) - Brain Pop Jr. or Brain Pop
IXL - Wealth of lessons and online K-12 assignments with Limited Free Use
Khan Academy - Preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade
Khan Academy - Grades 3-5
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden - Bringing the Zoo to You
People - Visit Zoos and Aquariums from Your Sofa During Social Distancing
BrainPOP - Username: chicagopublicshools | Password: cps123
National Geographic Kids
Into the Book

Middle School
DOE Learn at Home - Middle School
Brain Pop (Currently Offering Free Access ) - Brain Pop
IXL - Wealth of lessons and online K-12 assignments with Limited Free Use
Khan Academy - Grades 6-9
Rosetta Stone Language Learning - Free Student Access for 3 Months

High School
DOE Learn at Home - High School
Brain Pop (Currently Offering Free Access ) - Brain Pop
IXL - Wealth of lessons and online K-12 assignments with Limited Free Use
Khan Academy - Grades 10-12
Rosetta Stone Language Learning - Free Student Access for 3 Months


SBU Academy Players will receive weekly content from their Coach-Mentors beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.

Recreational Soccer Program and Global Youth League Participants will receive weekly content posted every Saturday beginning March 21st. Share videos and photos of yourself or your children practicing with the lessons by tagging us on social media! Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Under-5 - Under-6 Rec @ Home Training Plans
Week 1 Training Plans
Week 2 Training Plans
Week 3 Training Plans

Under-8 - Under-14 Rec @ Home Training Plans
Week 1 Training Plans
Week 2 Training Plans
Week 3 Training Plans

Under-16 - Under-19 Rec @ Home Training Plans
Week 1 Training Plans
Week 2 Training Plans
Week 3 Training Plans

Other Soccer Resources

New York Red Bulls - Weekly Train @ Home activities
US Soccer Foundation - Soccer for Success at Home Weekly Videos

US Youth Soccer - USYS is launching a kid-sourced video content series via Cinebody. USYS will designate project details like themes and timing, then kids can submit their videos via the Cinebody platform. USYS will then select the best videos from the kid-submissions to create a final video, which will be posted on USYS social channels. To get involved, sign up for Cinebody here.

Soccer Announcements
US Club Soccer - Coronavirus Updates
ENYYSA - Announcements


Cosmic Kids Yoga
Playworks - Games to keep kids engaged in play while at home. Playworks also hosts virtual recess live on Facebook at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm (EST) Monday-Friday.