Family Resources

Christmas Toy & Food Giveaway Annual Event


Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network invites you to come and participate in “either” or “both” of our

Christmas Toy & Food Giveaway Annual Event.


Pre-Christmas Day, Thursday, On December 24th, Christmas Eve, NAN will be hosting our toy giveaway at the:

House Of Justice

106 West 145th Street New York, NY 10039.

 Toy Distribution

Thursday, December 24th

Time: 6 pm- 8 pm.


On Christmas Day, Friday, December 25th, NAN will host a “Hot Meal, Grab-n-Go” for the underserved community and NAN members.

All Federal, State, and local elected officials have been invited, as well as dignitaries, community activist and advocates.

Meal Distribution

Friday, December 25th

Time: 11:30 am – 3 pm.


All Federal CDC guidelines will be followed.

All State and City mandates will be adhered too.

Masks are Mandatory.

Temperature must be taken.

Social Distancing will be enforced.


Please RSVP with Derek Perkinson, via email, call or text.

(646) 659-9850 (Mobile)      (212) 690-3070  (Office)


NYS Field Director

Pronouns: (He, His, Him)


We look forward to having you attend, fellowship and give service to others.

Family Resources

 NYC Food Assistance Resources

Additional City Resources

  • The City launched the Help Now Portal last week to connect New Yorkers who need help to resources on employment, benefits, seniors, food security, NYCHA residents, mental health, and education.

NY State Unemployment Insurance

  • The State Dept. of Labor is working to improve response times (and their infrastructure) for unemployment insurance, and has hired 300 more operators, and expanded service from six to seven days a week.

  • The best way to file is online here

  • Any claim filed will be back-dated to the date the filer became unemployed, NOT the date of filing. If you are eligible, you will be paid for all benefits due. 

  • When you are instructed to call to complete your claim, the ONLY valid number is 1-888-209-8124.

  • Applicants should call based on the first letter of their last names, as follows:

    • Monday, last names A - F

    • Tuesday, last names G - N

    • Wednesday, last names O - Z 

    • If you miss your day, you can also file on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for all NYC children.
  • Beginning March 23, meals will be distributed at more than 400 sites across the city. Three meals a day, including breakfast, will be available to all NYC children Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at locations across the city.

  • How to Pick Up a Meal  - No registration, ID, or documentation required.  All three meals a day may be picked up at the same time.  No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises.  Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children‎

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