Food Bank For New York City offers dynamic partnership opportunities, from our high-profile events to corporate grants — all to help end hunger throughout the five boroughs.
By partnering with the Food Bank, you will receive exposure through our comprehensive media campaigns, event and campaign materials, website, quarterly newsletter and monthly E-Newsletter. So, help New Yorkers at risk of hunger and gain recognition for your company's charitable efforts.
Learn about the various ways to partner with the Food Bank and find the best fit for your organization below. For more information about partnership opportunities, contact Davinia Buckley, Campaigns & Events Coordinator.
Corporate Grants Sponsorships In-Kind Donations Matching Gifts
Volunteering Campaigns, Events & Programs Virtual Food Drives
The Food Bank has a long history of partnerships with corporate and foundation grantors to help carry out our mission, from general operating support to underwriting programs and special initiatives. We work closely with a number of local and national companies, through regular feedback and reporting, to apprise them of the use and effectiveness of their grants to the Food Bank.
We are always looking to broaden our base of support...especially with businesses interested in investing in the New York City community.
For more information about corporate and foundation giving and other granting opportunities, contact Patrick Mooney, Director of Philanthropy.
Food Bank For New York City has a wide range of annual and specialized programs, activities and events that provide sponsorship opportunities. Annual corporate sponsorship opportunities include NYC Go Orange, the Can-Do Awards Dinner, Time Out For Hunger, the Annual Agency Conference, Check-Out Hunger and the Toast & Jam donor-recognition event. See event information below.
For every $1,000 in program or event costs that a company saves the Food Bank through sponsorship, we are able to provide 5,000 free meals to hungry New Yorkers.
Sponsorships can have outstanding marketing benefits for a corporation as well. Sponsorships are regularly recognized in our:
- Annual Report
- Advertising and promotional expertize
- Event Programs
- Press materials and recognition
- President's remarks
If your organization is interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact Debbie Kellogg, Director, Business Partnerships.
From desks to design services, the Food Bank has a number of capital, product and service needs that can often be met through in-kind donations from corporate partners. Items in frequent need are:
- Advertising placements
- Catering services
- Computer equipment
- Creative services (brochure and poster design, etc.)
- Trucks and vans for food distribution
- Event spaces
- Printing services
- Product samples (e.g., items for event gift bags)
- Raffle items (e.g., gift certificates to a store or restaurant)
Whatever your company's nature, an in-kind donation is often an efficient and easy way to help the Food Bank. In-kind donations are generally tax-deductible.
For further information about in-kind donations, contact Debbie Kellogg, Director, Business Partnerships.
Matching employee contributions is an increasingly popular way for a company to demonstrate support for its employees and community. When an employee makes a donation to the Food Bank, the company's matching donation of the same amount doubles the impact of the gift.
A variation is "employee directed" or workplace giving, whereby employees choose to which charities their company's funds will go.
In either case, the Food Bank can provide promotional materials to educate company staff about food poverty in New York City and the work of the Food Bank and its network of food assistance programs. We can even come to your company to make a presentation, or invite employees to our warehouse to see the Food Bank in action!
Learn more about matching gifts and workplace giving. For more information about corporate and foundation giving and other granting opportunities, or to receive promotional materials, contact Patrick Mooney, Director of Philanthropy.
There may be no more effective way to help employees feel good about their company and themselves than by participating in a company-sponsored volunteer opportunity. At the Food Bank we are always looking for help repacking bulk containers at our 90,000-square-foot warehouse. Or if a company prefers, we can connect volunteers to opportunities at our more than 1,000 food assistance programs throughout the five boroughs.
Volunteering builds team spirit and self-esteem and saves the Food Bank valuable time and money that can then be spent on distributing more food. It can also provide a fascinating look behind the scenes of a highly efficient distribution operation that has distributed more than 800 million pounds of food over 28 years.
Learn more about employee volunteer opportunities at the Food Bank. To set up a volunteer event now, contact our volunteer services team.
Events, Campaigns & Programs
There are myriad ways to partner with the Food Bank For New York City. Below is a brief introduction to the events, campaigns and programs your company can become involved with.
- Annual Events & Campaigns
The Food Bank holds a variety of annual events and campaigns that help fight hunger by raising funds, awareness and food. Browse our Events & Campaigns Calendar for a listing of our annual, as well as third-party, events and campaigns.
- Annual Agency Conference
Every fall, the Food Bank's Annual Agency Conference offers our network of more than 1,000 food assistance programs and other hunger-relief organizations, an opportunity to come together and strengthen the hunger-relief community's response to hunger through a full-day of workshops, panel discussions, keynote speeches, an awards ceremony and a vendor marketplace where they can meet business, nonprofit and government service providers.
- Kids Cafes
The Food Bank provides nutritious meals for children in supervised, nurturing after-school environments. Needs include funding, trucking, educational items and toys for the children. Learn more
Corporate groups and individuals are needed throughout the year at our Bronx warehouse to repack donated food for distribution. Learn more
For more information on any of these campaigns, events or programs, or if you have an idea for one of your own, please contact Davinia Buckley, Campaigns & Events Coordinator.
Virtual Food Drives
The food may be virtual, but the help is real! Virtual Food Drives, which raise "virtual food" through online donations, can be created and customized specifically for your organization. The Food Bank will help you shape your team- and company-specific pages to reflect your company's brand, while promoting your philanthropic mission. Every $100 your staff gives helps us provide a food pantry with enough food for 500 home-cooked meals. Find out more:
Why Run a Virtual Food Drive?
- EASY TO USE: There is no need for employees to remember to bring in bulky food for a canned drive. The Food Bank assists in online setup and customization.
- SIMPLE TO ORGANIZE: A tailored Virtual Food Drive with your company's logo and messaging can be easily organized within your company through email, or placed on your company's extranet with the investment of minimum resources.
- LOWER COSTS: The Virtual Food Drive reduces the operational costs, including transportation and man hours, involved in a traditional food drive.
- TEAM BUILDING: Corporations are given full access to periodic financial updates so you can track the success of the campaign for internal morale-building purposes.
- MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY: Every five dollars donated helps the Food Bank provide twenty-five meals — there is no more efficient way to help!
For assistance setting up a Virtual Food Drive, or to find out more, contact Davinia Buckley, Campaigns & Events Coordinator.