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Food Bank For New York City

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Hunger
  • Seniors


39 Broadway, Floor 10New York, NY 10006 United States

Organization Information

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/


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.


Would you recommend Food Bank For New York City?
3 reviews Write a review
by Leehan I. from Bronx, NY (January 20, 2019)
I liked because it felt I was doing something for the community and those who are under privileged.
by Angela C. from NJ (October 17, 2016)
The event was for a great cause and the people were very friendly.
by Gina A. from Bronx, NY (June 24, 2010)
Everyone there was so nice and thoughtful. They was very clear on what they wanted all the volunteers to do. I had a great experience volunteering with them, I would recommend anyone who likes to do setup and just help in anyway possible will do fine. The only bad thing , well not really bad, was they didnt give volunteers a t-shirt. Would have been nice to have a momento of my experience.

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