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Food Bank For New York City

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GrowNYC is the sustainability resource for New Yorkers: providing free tools and services anyone can use in order to improve our City and environment.

In partnership with GrowNYC, volunteers will collect locally grown food donations from farmers at the end of the local Greenmarkets, and load donations onto our truck for delivery to a local Food Bank For New York City hunger-relief organization.This initiative helps to reduce waste and ensures that more New Yorkers have access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food!

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About Food Bank For New York City

Location:

39 Broadway, Floor 10, New York, NY 10006, US

Mission Statement

To end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. For volunteer opportunities, please visit us at http://volunteer.foodbanknyc.org/

Description

Founded in 1983, Food Bank For New York City operates the country's largest food bank, providing community food programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City with food, related products and support services. Today we distribute more than 51 million pounds of food every year to over 1,200 community-based programs that serve free meals to the City's hungry. These programs include soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, senior centers, low-income day care centers and other nonprofit programs that reach out to people in need of food. Operating out of our Bronx-based warehouse Food Bank For New York City collects, inspects, and distributes millions of pounds of food. Food Bank For New York City also provides support services to the City's emergency food providers by hosting nutrition and food safety workshops, networking sessions and other education initiatives. We use our central role in the City's anti-hunger effort to provide legislators, advocates and the media with information about hunger in the City so that they may formulate effective policy and heighten public awareness of this important issue. Food Bank For New York City is a certified member of the Second Harvest National Food Bank Network.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

E 47th Street and 2nd AvenueNew York, NY 10017

(40.75198,-73.96978)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • 2 hours
  • For Youth Groups: There must be one adult present for every five volunteers under 18.

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