Ending hunger in New York City by organizing food, information and support for community survival is the mission of the Food Bank for New York City. The Food Bank receives and distributes food to a network of about 1,000 community-based member programs citywide, helping to provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need.
Throughout the five boroughs, approximately 1.3 million people — many of them women, children, seniors, and people with disabilities — rely on soup kitchens and food pantries. Nearly 3 million New Yorkers experience difficulty affording food for themselves and their families, an increase of 60 percent since 2003. Of those living in New York, 1 in 5 people rely on the Food Bank for programs and services to keep food on the table. Check out the personal stories of some of the people the Food Bank for New York City has helped!
The Food Bank hosts many events and campaigns all year long, which offer great ways to support their efforts to end hunger in New York City. A recent example is the Food Bank’s partnership with Seamless, an online food delivery service. During the campaign, members were able to donate 5% of their food bill to the Food Bank for New York City. In its 28 years of existence, Food Bank of New York City has received many awards and honors for the work they have done and the things they have accomplished.
We love this organization and believe everyone should play a part in helping them succeed in their mission. There are tons of ways to help the Food Bank! They dedicate their time to helping other people, try and lend a helping hand to them by donating money, participating in a virtual food drive, donating food, or volunteering.