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Awards & Honors


2013
NY1 names Food Bank its New Yorkers of the Year.

Food Bank's TEN Program wins Feeding America's Innovation Award. 

Toyota's Meals Per Hour partnership with Food Bank wins 'Most Contagious' Purpose Award.

2011
The Food Bank receives the Mighty Apple Award, for the most fresh produce collected from Feeding America for distribution to the network, for the sixth time time in seven years.

The Food Bank is listed in Forbes magazine's 200 Largest U.S. Charities for 2011 list.

2010
The Food Bank receives the Mighty Apple Award, for the most fresh produce collected from Feeding America for distribution to the network, for the fifth time in six years.

The Food Bank received an award from "Columbia Pediatrics Program at New York-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network/Columbia University Medical Center on behalf of their appreciation to Food Bank for our collaboration and partnership" between CookShop and their Healthy Schools, Healthy Families Program. Healthy Schools, Healthy Families is designed to reach medically under-served children in Northern Manhattan (Washington Heights, West Harlem and East Harlem) and seeks to cultivate healthy lifestyle behaviors, including physical fitness, good nutrition, and regular doctor visits among school children and their families.

The Food Bank received a certificate of appreciation for the CookShop Program from Community Education Council 15, which includes parents, students and community members, for outstanding performance and commitment to excellence in your partnership with the public school community of District 15.

The Food Bank’s Tax Assistance Program was recently recognized with an Award of Excellence from the 2010 Associations Advance America (AAA) Award program, sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership. By providing free tax assistance to the working poor, the Food Bank brings $61 million in refunds and benefits back into the city a year.

2009
The Food Bank receives the Mighty Apple Award for the most fresh produce collected from Feeding America for distribution to the network.

The Food Bank receives an award from the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs for the Most $aveNYC Accounts Opened during the 2009 New York City Tax Credit Campaign.

CookShop For Adults receives Metropolitan New York Recreation and Park Society, Inc's 2009 Corporate Award.


2008

Recognizing the enormous strain being placed on the Food Bank during this time of unprecedented food shortages and spiraling downward economy, Robin Hood presented their Hero Award to the Food Bank — making the organization the first to ever receive this prestigious award twice. Watch Food Bank President & CEO Lucy Cabrera at the award ceremony:

Charity Navigator — the nation's largest independent charity evaluator — gives the Food Bank For New York City its fourth, consecutive four-star rating for effective and fiscally responsible management. Only 6 percent of charities rated have received at least four consecutive four-star evaluations, demonstrating our continued commitment to responsibly addressing the issue of food poverty.


2007

Feeding America presents the Food Bank with three Circle of Excellence Awards: our third, consecutive Mighty Apple Award for the most fresh produce collected from Feeding America for distribution to the network; the Model Public Relations Campaign of the Year Award for NYC Goes Orange and the Award of Excellence for the Kids Cafe Program.

Charity Navigator — the nation's largest independent charity evaluator — gives the Food Bank For New York City its top four-star rating for excellence and efficiency in the successful management of organizational finances for the third year in a row — an honor received by only 9 percent of the organizations reviewed by Charity Navigator.


2006
Feeding America presents the Food Bank with the Model Fundraising Campaign Hunger's Hope Award for the 2006 CANS Film Festival and the Mighty Apple Award for the most fresh produce collected from Feeding America for distribution to the network.

Charity Navigator — the nation's largest independent charity evaluator — gives the Food Bank For New York City its top four-star rating for excellence and efficiency in the successful management of organizational finances for the second year.

Lucy Cabrera, Food Bank President and CEO, receives the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) Outstanding Association Executive Award.

Lucy Cabrera, Food Bank President and CEO, receives the Mujeres Destacados (Outanding Women) 2006 Award from El Diario/La Prensa.


2005
The Food Bank receives the Mighty Apple Award for the most fresh produce collected from Feeding America for distribution to the network.

Charity Navigator — the nation's largest independent charity evaluator — gives the Food Bank For New York City its top four-star rating for excellence and efficiency in the successful management of organizational finances.

Lucy Cabrera, Food Bank President and CEO, receives the President's Medal for distinguished public service at the 159th Commencement Exercises at the City College of New York.

For a third year, the Empire State Building is illuminated orange in recognition of the Food Bank's Can-Do Awards Dinner, honoring longtime partners in helping to end hunger.


2004
Feeding America presents the Food Bank with a Hunger's Hope Award for Member of the Year in recognition of excellence and leadership towards creating a hunger-free America; Food Sourcing Award for the partnerships the Food Bank cemented with the food industry for fresh fish and meat initiatives; and Innovative Program Award for the Food Bank's suite of Education & Nutrition services for our food assistance program network (formerly the Education Institute for Program Advancement), which provides member agencies with resources to build capacity and enhance services.

Lucy Cabrera, Food Bank President and CEO, receives the Women of Color in the Nonprofit Community Award from the School of Public Affairs Alumni Association at Baruch College.

The Food Bank is nominated as a Community Champion Organization by New York City Newsday.

The Empire State Building is illuminated orange for a second year in recognition of the Food Bank's Can-Do Awards Dinner honoring longtime partners in helping to end hunger.

The Food Bank receives Legislative Resolution from the State of New York marking June 3, 2004 as National Hunger Awareness Day in New York.


2003
The Empire State Building is illuminated orange in recognition of the Food Bank's 20th Anniversary Can-Do Awards Dinner honoring longtime partners in helping to end hunger.

The Food Bank is awarded the Community Service Award by the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.

Feeding America presents the Food Bank with the 2003 Model Program Award for a Public Awareness/Awareness-Raising Campaign for the NYC Bank-to-Bank Partnership. In its second year, the partnership grew exponentially, tripling the number of partners and helping to provide 630,000 meals to New Yorkers in need.

The Food Bank receives a Certificate of Appreciation from the New York City Office of Emergency Management and the City of New York Office of the Mayor for September 11 efforts.

The Partner of the Year Award is presented to the Food Bank at the Federation Employment and Guidance Services, Inc. (F.E.G.S) Annual Award Ceremony for outstanding contribution.

The Food Bank receives Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor marking April 2 as Food Bank For New York City Day.


2002
Lucy Cabrera, Food Bank President and CEO, is invited to a White House briefing ceremony to stand with President George W. Bush as he urges passage of the CARE Act, legislation that would strengthen charitable giving.

The Food Bank receives Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor marking November 7 NYC Bank-to-Bank Day.


2001
The Food Bank receives recognition from the New York City Council for work in alleviating hunger in New York City.


2000
Lucy Cabrera, Food Bank President and CEO, receives Commendation from the Comptroller of New York City for her commitment to providing vital services and resources to needy families in New York City, outstanding service on the New York City Commission on the status of women, and her dedication to serving the community.


1999
Feeding America presents the Food Bank with a Hunger's Hope Award for our Food Program Locator (formerly the Agency Directory), which provides New Yorkers in need with an online tool that helps them locate emergency food programs in their neighborhoods.


1998
Lucy Cabrera, Food Bank President and CEO, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Puerto Rican Coalition for social and community services.

Feeding America presents the Food Bank with the Hunger's Hope Award for Technology.


1997
Feeding America presents the Food Bank with two Model Program Awards for General Management and Research.


1996
Lucy Cabrera, Food Bank President and CEO, receives the Star Award from the New York Women's Agenda and Latina Excellence Award from Hispanic magazine.

Lucy Cabrera, Food Bank President and CEO, is honored by the Hunger Action Network of New York State for outstanding leadership and tireless efforts to end hunger in New York State.


1995
Lucy Cabrera, Food Bank President and CEO, is honored by the Hunts Point Local Development Corporation for her valued contributions to the Hunts Point Business Community and outstanding dedication to feeding the people of New York City.


1994
Feeding America presents the Food Bank with a Program Award for our Nutrition & Food Safety Education Program.


1993
Feeding America presents the Food Bank with the Award for Excellence in Food Banking, recognizing the Food Bank For New York City as the top food bank in the country.

The Food Bank receives a Canstruction Certificate of Appreciation for participating in the yearly fundraising event.


1992
Robin Hood awards the Food Bank the Hero Award.

The Food Bank (formerly Food for Survival) receives a Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor marking October 29 as Food for Survival Day


1986
The Food Bank receives the Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Award.

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