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Food Bank Holds 3rd Annual Legislative Breakfast

Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis & City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

More than 100 elected officials and anti-poverty stakeholders were in attendance to hear Food Bank’s new research findings. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito was recognized for her leadership against hunger in NYC. Read more...

The Hunger Cliff: One Year Later
The need for emergency food is still staggeringly high one year after sweeping cuts to SNAP (food stamps), according to new research issued today from Food Bank For New York City. Read more…

Thanksgiving Turkeys for Hurricane Sandy Communities
As part of our Thankful to Give campaign, Food Bank continued to distribute turkey and holiday trimmings last week in communities hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, including Far Rockaway, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. Read more...

Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis Profiled in New York Times “Sunday Routine”

Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis, at home, with her godson Brandon Sanders.

Margarette Purvis shared a snapshot of how she spends her down time in this week’s New York Times Sunday Routine column. Faith, family, friends and food fill her Sundays, but she always makes time for fitness too. Read more...

Margarette Purvis Speaks at Harvard Business School Club CEO Series
Food Bank President and CEO Margarette Purvis sat down with CNBC’s Sara Eisen for Harvard Business School Club of New York’s CEO Series. Read more...

Food Bank Brings Thanksgiving to Coney Island
Food Bank staff, volunteers and our member charity, The River Fund, headed to Coney Island to distribute turkeys and holiday trimmings to families hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. Read more...

Sysco Helps Food Bank Deliver More Food

Sysco's Chef Michael Salvatore presents the keys to Food Bank COO Lisa Hines-Johnson

As we prepare to celebrate National Philanthropy Day this Saturday, Food Bank is thrilled by the donation of a 22-foot refrigerated truck from Sysco Corporation. Read more...

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Mario Batali and David Chang Help Bring Thanksgiving Meals to NYC Communities

Chef Mario Batali, Food Bank Board member and Chair of the Culinary Council, & Chef David Chang, member of Food Bank’s Culinary Council

Mario Batali, Susi Cahn, David Chang and volunteers from David’s restaurant, Momofuku, teamed up to distribute more than 9,000 Thanksgiving meals. Read more...

Donate Stocks this Holiday Season: It’s The Gift That Gives More
Did you know that you can reduce your tax bill beyond a traditional charitable gift tax deduction? Donating publicly traded securities such as stocks or options to Food Bank can provide great tax advantages. Read more...

PIMCO Helps Provide Meals
PIMCO employees and their families joined forces with Food Bank for their annual Share The Harvest event. In just two hours, 250 volunteers packed 2,500 pantry boxes! Read more...

Bank of America Gives Back
Over the course of three days last week, more than 800 Bank of America employees said “NO” to hunger when they created 4,000 Thanksgiving-themed pantry boxes through our Food Bank 2 Go program. Read more...

NY Giants “Touchdown” at Food Bank’s Community Kitchen
New York Giants players Jason Pierre-Paul, Damontre Moore and Jay Bromley volunteered at Food Bank’s Community Kitchen in West Harlem. Read more...

Celebrity Supporters Thankful to Give this Holiday Season
As part of Food Bank’s Thankful to Give Campaign, members of our Culinary Council and Celebrity Ambassadors Program came out to our Community Kitchen in Harlem to give back to our neighbors in need. Read more...

An Inside Look at Our Mission
On November 14, Food Bank traveled with donors and partners on our Mission Engagement Tour to provide an insider’s look at our mission in action. Read more...

Food Bank Kicks Off Thankful to Give Campaign
This week, as National Philanthropy Day and Thanksgiving approach, Food Bank launches its new Thankful to Give citywide campaign to encourage New Yorkers to give back this holiday season—and beyond.