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Press Coverage


Following are highlights of media coverage concerning the Food Bank's ongoing work to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. Included here are feature stories, Letters to the Editor, Op-Ed pieces and television, radio and Web coverage.

For more information, including copies of available articles, please contact Carol Schneider,  Associate Director, Media Relations. 

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NOVEMBER

Help Feed the Hungry.  Fox NY, 11/26/2014

Anti-Hunger Experts Discuss Fight to Keep New Yorkers Fed.  NY1, 11/25/2014

Behind The Scenes Of New York's Massive Thanksgiving Meals Operation.  FastCo.Exist, 11/25/2014

New York Soup Kitchens, Food Banks Prepare for Thanksgiving Amid Donation Shortage.  NY Observer, 11/25/2014

Food Bank For New York City in desperate need of food donations.  WABC New York, 11/24/2014

Food Bank For NYC Says Need For Emergency Food Remains High.  CBS New York, 11/24/2014

City's food pantries saw surge in people follow SNAP cuts: Report.  AM New York, 11/24/2014

City pantries running low on food as demand rises: report.  NY Daily News, 11/24/2014

City Food Pantries Struggle to Meet High Demand.  NY1 News, 11/24/2014

Uno de cada cinco neoyorquinos utiliza los servicios del Banco de Alimentos.  NY1 Noticias, 11/24/2014

NYC report: Need for emergency food remains high.  Fox New York, 11/24/2014

Food pantries stretched to breaking point by food stamp cuts.  Jazeera America, 11/24/2014

Food Bank for New York City brings its 'Thankful to Give' campaign to Staten Island Hurricane Sandy victims.  11/21/2014

Thanksgiving Mitzvah! Free Kosher Turkeys in Flatbush.  Brooklyn Brief, 11/21/2014

Food Bank Chief Fuels Up on Faith and Breakfast.  The New York Times, 11/20/2014

The stars get cookin' at a New York City soup kitchen.  People Magazine, 11/20/2014

Kosher food pantry distributes meals to Sandy victims.  News 12 Brooklyn, 11/20/2014

Charitable couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick get into the holiday spirit as they volunteer at Food Bank.  The Daily Mail, 11/19/2014

Ulrich and Levin Announce Veterans Food Drive.  The Forum, 11/18/2014

Food pantries: more demand, less supply.  Crain's NY Business, 11/17/2014

This Is What Food Banks Actually Need.  Buzzfeed, 11/16/2014

Bronx students get helping hand to fight hunger for the holidays.  NY Daily News, 11/16/2014

Food Bank For New York City Launches New “Thankful to Give” Campaign.  Total Food Service, 11/15/2014

The Jets’ Taste of the NFL Event.  Hudson Mod, 11/14/2014

Food Bank For NY attracts stars; nutrition summit educates city youth.  Examiner.com, 11/13/2014

Ulrich announces food drive for vets.  Queens Chronicle, 11/13/2014

Veterans’ food drive underway.  The Riverdale Press, 11/13/2014

New York Jets Host Taste of the NFL Bash.  The Source, 11/12/2014

Michael Vick Drops 'Blue Steel' After Dropping the Steelers.  TMZ, 11/11/2014

Council members collecting for Veterans Food Drive.  SI Advance, 11/10/2014

A Food Drive For the Nation’s Veterans, Courtesy of Bronx Council Members.  Norwood News, 11/10/2014

Rego Park Principal Focuses on Student, Parent and Teacher Wellness.  DNAInfo, 11/10/2014

Fitness Minute: Work out, do good.  NY Daily News, 11/6/2014

No ‘SNAP’ Solution for New York City’s Food Insecure Dilemma.  CityLimits.org, 11/5/2014

New York Jets, Saks 5th Avenue Team Up for Food Bank Benefit.  The Daily Meal, 11/5/2014

OCTOBER

New York City's Biggest Pizza Party Helps Feed the Hungry.  Hooplaha.com, 10/30/2014

2014 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE Raises $1 Million To Help Fight Hunger.  PR Newswire, 10/20/2014

Stanley Tucci stops by to make his delicious beef stew with hearty sides. (A portion of proceeds from his new book goes to Food Bank).  The Chew, ABC, 10/28/2014

Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation present the 2014 Good Food Org Guide.  FoodTank.com, 10/26/2014

'Make a Difference Day' encourages millions to get out and give back.  NBC's Today Show, 10/25/2014

Stanley Tucci Shares Some Delicious New Recipes (A portion of proceeds from his new book goes to Food Bank).  Good Morning America, ABC, 10/20/2014

Mouthwatering Burgers, Great Music: The Best from NYCWFF.  RachaelRay.com, 10/19/2014

What Donors Want Now.  The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 10/19/2014

11th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest.  PR Newswire, 10/16/2014

LULAC and Tyson Foods Partner to Donate a Truckload of Protein to Food Bank For New York City.  Digital Journal, 10/10/2014

Food Pantries Grow on New York Campuses.  The Wall Street Journal, 10/9/2014

A beautiful day brings BBQ and $1 gourmet pizza to NYC. AM New York, 10/8/2014

Tackling Food Insecurity in Harlem.  Amsterdam News, 10/7/2014

Eat Dollar Pizza While Doing Some Good.  NYULocal.com, 10/7/2014

Wednesday, fight hunger by eating NYC’s best pizza for just $1 at Slice Out Hunger.  Brokelyn, 10/6/2014 

Lee Schrager Talks 2014 New York City Wine and Food Festival.  The Daily Meal, 10/3/2014 

How To Eat Di Fara & More Top Pizza For Just $1.  Gothamist, 10/1/2014

Celebrate America's Favorite Foods At The 2014 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Food & Wine.  PR Newswire, 10/1/2014

SEPTEMBER

Bryant Park Festival Features Celeb Chefs, Shines Spotlight on Hunger in the City.  AM New York, 9/28/2014

11th Jets Taste of the NFL Set for Nov. 10.  NewYorkJets.com, 9/26/2014

Keke Palmer & Brook Lopez Share Healthy Eating Tips With Harlem Students (Photos).  AllHipHop.com, 9/25/2014

Kelly Killoren Bensimon: Margarette Purvis is working to end hunger with Food Bank For New York City.  AM New York, 9/25/2014

Star Gazing – Keke Palmer attends Food Bank For New York City’s nutrition education summit for teens in Harlem.  Essence.com, 9/25/2014

Food Bank For NYC and Henri Bendel Go Orange to End Hunger.  Avenue Magazine, 9/24/2014

Keke Palmer & Brook Lopez Team Up For “Change One Thing Back-To-School” Tour.  AllHipHop.com, 9/23/2014

Lopez Plays Five-on-Five; Impressed by Teammates.  ESPN New York, 9/23/2014

Go Orange Urban Adventure Scavenger Hunt.  NY Daily News, 9/23/2014

New York City's Biggest Pizza Party returns! $1 Slices from NYC's Top Pizzerias at Slice Out Hunger on October 8.  Reuters, 9/23/2014

Join The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented by Food & Wine in The Fight to End Hunger.  PR Newswire, 9/22/2014

100 Montaditos presents first annual Running of the Bulls.  Examiner.com, 9/20/2014

Go Orange to End Hunger™ at Food Bank For New York City's Scavenger Hunt in Bryant Park.  Digital Journal, 9/18/2014

New York Today: Food Bank For New York City officials headed to Washington, D.C., for Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day.  The New York Times, 9/18/2014

Henrik Lundqvist Hosts Fund-Raiser at Refinery Rooftop.  Women's Wear Daily, 9/18/2014

Spanish restaurant holds mock ‘Running of the Bulls’ in downtown Manhattan.  Pix11, 9/18/2014

Empire State Building Lighting for Go Orange to End Hunger™ Campaign (03:45).  The Chew, 9/15/2014

Food Bank For New York City Launches "Go Orange To End Hunger"™ Call To Action During September's Hunger Action Month. Reuters/PR Newswire, 9/12/2014

First Annual Running of the Bulls NYC Set for 9/18.  Broadway World, 9/11/2014

Food Bank For NYC Launches Go Orange to End Hunger.  NY Nonprofit Press, 9/10/2014

New York Minute: Seniors at Food Bank Got Some Free Yoga Instruction from Land Yoga.  Fox NY, 9/8/2014

NYC Restaurants and Food Bank Team up to Feed Hungry.  AM New York, 9/2/2014

Volunteers Work 100M Hours at Food Pantries.  MSNBC, 9/1/2014

AUGUST

The Power and Influence Top 50: New Faces Abound.  The Nonprofit Times, 8/1/2014

JULY

Dominique Jones, Food Bank For New York City’s Chief Programs Officer, shares how its programs are assisting New York students in need.  Fox 5 NY Good Day Street Talk, 7/28/2014

Sky's the Limit: Chef Katie Lee with Food Bank for New York City volunteer. DELTA Magazine's Skymiles section, July 2014 issue 

Ex-Giant Chris Canty Returns to The Bronx to Promote Healthy Eating.  DNAInfo, 7/21/2014

Bronx native Chris Canty tackles teen eating habits at Mullaly Park.  NY Daily News, 7/21/2014

Food Organizations Emphasize Healthy Eating.  Epoch Times, 7/21/2014

De Blasio Administration Taps New Advisory Board to Help Develop New York City's Next Wave of Community Schools.  (Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis named to board.)  7/17/2014

A New Form Of Giving.  Forbes, 7/10/2014

LULAC and Tyson Donate Chicken to New York City Ahead of Convention.  Latin Post, 7/8/2014

Elevating Nutrition. EJ|USA - U.S. Department of State, July 2014 issue

JUNE

Once Shuttered Bronx Food Pantry Finds Creative Way to Serve Hungry Residents. NY Daily News, 6/26/2014

Fundraising Gets a Welcome Lift.  Crain's NY Business, 6/16/2014

Council Considering More Funding for Food Bank's Tax Return Program.  City & State, 6/11/2014

The Brian Lehrer Show:  Home Economics for the 21st Century.  WNYC Radio, 6/9/2014

MAY

Majority of New York’s Needy Children Miss Out on Free Summer Lunches.  Epoch Times, 5/30/2014

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Returns with an All-Star Roster of Chefs, Winemakers, Spirits Producers, and Culinary Personalities.  Reuters, 5/22/2014

10 Chefs who are Bringing a Food Revolution to America.  Nationswell.com, 5/19/2014

Tom Colicchio, Citizen Chef.  The New York Times, 5/16/2014

Florida Georgia Line Visit Food Bank For New York City.  Taste of Country, 5/10/2014

Lunch for All, and a Stigma for None.  NY Daily News, 5/8/2014

Florida Georgia Line Fights Hunger at New York Food Bank.  Great American Country, 5/5/2014

APRIL

Rolling Out the Orange Carpet.  The Wall Street Journal, 4/10/2014

Food Bank's Tax Service Puts Money in the Hands of Those in Need.  The New York Times, 4/7/2014

Food Bank For New York City Holds Free Tax Prep Event in Brooklyn.  Brooklyn News, 4/4/2014

Mario Batali Makes Dinner for Less than $1.40 Per Person.  ABC News, 4/3/2014

MARCH

Time Out For Hunger – Eat At These 4 Fun Food Events This Weekend.  Gothamist, 3/27/2014

Food Bank For New York City Massing the Volunteers to Fight Hunger.  New York Nonprofit Press, 3/25/2014

Calendar Listings for Can Do Awards Dinner (April 9, 2014):   Gotham MagazineGuest of a GuestNY Daily News

NYC Hunger Crisis Worsens With 1.4 Million New Yorkers Now Relying On Food Charity.  Gothamist, 3/17/2014

Central Harlem Residents Line up at Food Pantry Just Steps from Upscale Restaurants, Food Shops.  NY Daily News, 3/17/2014

One In Five New York Residents Depend On Assistance In Order To Eat.  ThinkProgress.org, 3/17/2014

Hunger Crisis: Charities are Strained as Nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers Depend on Aid for Food.  NY Daily News, 3/16/2014

Legislative Breakfast to Address Hunger Issues on Staten Island.  SILive.com, 3/11/2014

Uber App Now Supports NYC Charities.  Nonprofit Quarterly, 3/6/2014

Mike Posner Features Justin Bieber on Second Album (donating a meal for every album sold).  The Hollywood Reporter, 3/5/2014

FEBRUARY

Governors Move to Block Farm Bill's Food Stamp Cuts.  MSNBC, 2/27/2014

Food Charities that Really Make a Difference.  Huffington Post, 2/26/2014

Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Will Preserve $457 Million in Snap Benefits for 300,000 Households.  LongIsland.com, 2/26/2014

NYC Food Bank in Albany.  WAMC, 2/26/2014

Want Free Financial Advice? A Growing Number of Low Income New Yorkers are Finding it at Tax Prep Centers.  NY Daily News, 2/24/2014

Demand for Food Grows in New York City After a Cut.  The Wall Street Journal, 2/17/2014

Anatomy of a Hunger Crisis.  MSNBC, 2/11/2014

The Farm Bill:  What's in it for Consumers?  Consumer Affairs, 2/11/2014

President Obama Signs Farm Bill that Cuts Food Stamps for New Yorkers.  NY Daily News, 2/8/2014

Part of the Farm Bill:  Cuts to Food Stamps.  The New York Times, 2/7/2014

SNAP:  A Bill's Passage Jeopardizes 70 Million Meals For The City's Hungry.  Jewish Week, 2/6/2014

Farm Bill Passes Congress with More Food Stamp Cuts.  ColorLines.com, 2/4/2014

Lower Income Families Find Tax Relief From Volunteer Programs.  NY1, 2/4/2014

Food Pantries Are Bare as Winter Cold and SNAP Cuts Continue.  TheDailyMeal.com, 2/3/2014

JANUARY

DC Celebrates Itself for Letting Poor Americans Go Hungry.  Salon.com, 1/31/2014

NYC Food Bank President Calls New Farm Bill 'Terrible'.  The Grio/MSNBC, 1/31/2014

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Bracing for Food Stamp Cuts.  CNN, 1/30/2014

Volunteers Decorate Cupcakes with SE Queens Elderly for MLK Day.  Times Ledger, 1/29/2014

Americans Could Lose More Food Stamps.  CNN, 1/25/2014

Nearly Half of NYC Food Banks Ran Out of Supplies After SNAP Benefits Were Cut: Report.  Huffington Post, 1/24/2014

A Food Bank For New York City Survey Reveals that Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen Lines are Getting Longer.  NY Daily News, 1/24/2014

Food Stamp Allocations Should Take Into Account Where You Live.  RH Reality Check, 1/24/2014

More Cuts to SNAP Are Coming, and Food Banks Can't Cope.  Take Part, 1/24/2014

Food Banks Are Running Out of Food.  Slate, 1/23/2014

More New Yorkers Face Hunger After Congress Cuts Food Stamps.  Gothamist, 1/23/2014

New York City Pantries Ran Out of Food After Food Stamps Were Cut.  ThinkProgress.org, 1/23/2014

De Blasio Must Tell Congress to Strengthen Food Stamps.  amNew York, 1/22/2014

After Feds Cut Food Stamps, City Pantries Go Empty.  Crain's New York Business, 1/22/2014

More New Yorkers Turning to Food Pantries.  WNYC, 1/22/2014

NYC Food Bank Use Skyrockets Following SNAP Cuts, Report Says.  CBS New York, 1/22/2014

NYC Food Network:  Not Enough to Go Around.  The Wall Street Journal, 1/22/2014

City Food Banks Feel Weight of Funding Cut.  amNew York, 1/22/2014

Food Banks Anticipate Impact of Cuts to Food Stamps.  The New York Times, 1/21/2014

Photos: Helping Out on MLK Day.  Times Union, 1/21/2014

NYC Mayor: Economic Equality 'Can't Wait'.  WFUV, 1/20/2014

The Mayor's Visit to the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry in West Harlem.  NYC.gov, 1/20/2014

Martin Luther King Would Be For Universal Pre-K, Halt of Stop-and-Frisk: De Blasio.  NY Daily News, 1/20/2014

Seeking Ways to Help the Poor and Childless.  The New York Times, 1/14/2014

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