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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2009

DECEMBER

“Bringing it to the Bank,”  The Irish Echo, Dec. 23, 2009

NOVEMBER

“Growing Number of New Yorkers Depend on Food Help,” CNN, Nov. 25, 2009

“World Series Wager Benefits Philly and New York” CBS3, Nov. 10, 2009

“Rootstock: Peace, Love and Beaujolais Nouveau” Yahoo! Finance, Nov. 5, 2009

OCTOBER

“Post Hails NY’s Unsung Heroes” NYPost.com, Oct. 29, 2009

“The 2009 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented by Food & Wine” Forbes.com, Oct. 21, 2009

“Delta Lands at Madison Square Garden” Yahoo! Finance, Oct. 20, 2009

“Dumplings by the Dozen to be Devoured at Annual Dumpling Eating Contest” Reuters, Oct. 15, 2009

“New York Community Trust Announces Results of Safety Net Grants” Philanthropy News Digest, Oct. 7, 2009

“Despite Down Economy, Large Appetite for Food Festivals” Wall Street Journal Online, Oct. 7, 2009

SEPTEMBER

“The Road Ahead for New York City Nonprofits” Huffington Post, Sept. 30, 2009

“NYC Food Bank Says Demand Rising Sharply” Crain’s New York Business.com, Sept. 16, 2009

“‘Come Together’ at Dinner Parties to Battle Hunger” Good Morning America, Sept. 14, 2009

AUGUST

“Roddick, Haas, Billie Jean King Served by Top Chefs for Charity” Bloomberg.com, Aug. 27, 2009

“10th Annual ‘Taste of Tennis’ to Serve Up Some Great Eats With Help from Andy Roddick” Examiner.com, Aug. 6, 2009

JULY

“Food Bank Program Offers Up Free Dog Food” NY1.com, July 10, 2009

“Medicare Rights Center and Food Bank For New York City Awarded $1 Million to Increase Enrollment of Low-Income New Yorkers in Assistance Programs” Medical News Today.com, July 7, 2009

“Modern Day Patriots: Dr. Lucy Cabrera” FoxNews.com, July 1, 2009

“For Foodies: This Week’s Dining Events and News,” amny.com, July 1, 2009

JUNE

“Kellogg Company and Samantha Harris Help Fight Hunger With Feeding America,” Forbes.com, June 17, 2009

“Microsoft and Feeding America Join Forces to Fight Hunger,” Forbes.com, June 10, 2009

“NYC: Free Films Featuring Free Food,” BlackBookMag.com, June 10, 2009

“This Year’s New York Wine and Food Festival Will Take It To That Other Level,” The-Feedbag.com, June 10, 2009

“Preview: NYC Wine & Food Festival 2009,” Metromix.com, June 10, 2009

MAY

“Yankees and Bank of America ‘Combat Hunger’ This Weekend at Yankee Stadium,” MLB.com, May 19, 2009

“Brooklyn-Based Drive Collects Non-Perishables for Local Food Pantries,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 15, 2009

“No Thank You Uncle Sam: NYC Keeps ‘SNAP’ Stance,” CityLimits.org, May 14, 2009

“Food Banks See More Who Need and More Who Give,” USA Today, May 7, 2009

“In Time of Rising Need, City Says: Volunteer,” CityLimits.org, May 4, 2009 

APRIL 

“Generations of Hunger,” New York Nonprofit Press, April 29, 2009

“Lineup Announced for Second New York City Wine & Food Festival,” BizBash, April 28, 2009

“Emeril’s Unlikely Frozen Treats,” New York Magazine, April 23, 2009

“Parties!,” InStyle, April 23, 2009

“Food Bank For New York City’s 6th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner,” CharityHappenings.org, April 21, 2009

“Stars Line Up for NYC Food Bank Gala,” UPI, April 20, 2009

“World’s Best Competitive Eaters Battle for California’s Great America Funnel Cake Eating Championship,” News 10, April 1, 2009

MARCH

“The Laid-Off Can Do Well Doing Good,” The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2009

“From Ranks of Jobless, a Flood of Volunteers,” The New York Times, March 15, 2009

“Mayor Bloomberg Announces More Than 50,000 New Yorkers Claimed City Child Care Tax Credits Totalling More Than $30 Million in the Program’s First Year,” NYC.gov, March 9, 2009

“Restaurants Pitch In to Help Those in Need,” NY1, March 9, 2009

“Dining Calendar — Reasons to Dine Out,” The New York Times, March 4, 2009

“Drink Some Tea for a Cause,” amNewYork, March 4, 2009

“Good Deeds,” Eater.com, March 4, 2009

“Three Ways to Do Good While Eating Well,” New York Magazine, March 4, 2009

“Food Aid for New Yorkers,” The New York Times, March 1, 2009

FEBRUARY

“Brooklyn’s ‘Big’ Soup Kitchen Adds Tax Help For Low-Income Clients,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Feb. 27, 2009

“NY Times Nonprofit Awards Semifinalists,” New York Nonprofit Press, Feb. 26, 2009

“Stimulus: Can it Feed the Hungry?” CNNMoney.com, Feb. 24, 2009

“Momowire: Momofuku Launches Series of Charity Dinners,” Eater.com, Feb. 17, 2009

“Food Bank Sees A Drop In Food, Money Donations,” NY1.com, Feb. 11, 2009

“US Orchestras to help feed the needy,” CBS News, Feb. 11, 2009

“New York Community Trust Awards $7.2 Million to Help Struggling New Yorkers,” The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest, Feb. 6, 2009

“Peanut recall a headache for food banks too,” MSNBC.com, Feb. 5, 2009

JANUARY

“Low Income Locals Urged To File Taxes To Earn Credit,” NY1, Jan. 30, 2009

“Hunger in New York City and How You Can Help,” Tyson Foods Hunger Relief Blog, Jan. 12, 2009

“Helena Turns Up The Heat,” Marie Claire, Jan. 2009

2008

DECEMBER

“Recession Eats Into Food Bank Initiatives as Demand Grows, New York Observer, Dec. 19, 2008

“Never Mind Housing Costs! Half the City Needs Help With Groceries,” New York Observer, Dec. 17, 2008

“Food Bank Gets Biggest Grant Since 9/11,” Crain’s New York Business, Dec. 17, 2008

“Food Bank For New York City’s 2008 Lunchbox Auction,” Gothamist, Dec. 12, 2008

“Back From the Brink: Global Financial Meltdown Relieves Food Crisis,” Scientific American, Dec. 9, 2008

NOVEMBER

“Food Bank: Turkey and Trimmings Cost More in NYC,” Crain’s New York Business, Nov. 24, 2008

OCTOBER

“Food Bank For New York City Needs Your Help,” WCBS “News This Morning,” Oct. 26, 2008

“Tackle Hunger Crisis Far from Wall Street,” New York Daily News, Oct. 18, 2008

“Charities Are Bracing for a Long, Hard Winter,” Time, Oct. 10, 2008

“Crisis Golpea a Niños en La Ciudad (Crisis Hits Children in the City),” El Diario, Oct. 8, 2008

“Child Hunger and Poverty Escalating in NYC,” Epoch Times, Oct. 8, 2008

“Food Bank Warns of Rise in Child Hunger,” NY1, Oct. 8, 2008

“Child Hunger, Already Widespread, Grows in Financial Crisis,” New York Nonprofit E-Newsletter, Oct. 7, 2008

AUGUST

“City So Far, Bucks Trend on Poverty,” New York Sun, Aug. 27, 2008

“Dan Rather Reports: Eat to Live,” HDNet “Dan Rather Reports,” Aug. 05, 2008

“Charity Begins On the Trading Floor,” Watersonline.com, Aug. 1, 2008

JULY

“Time Warner Cable Truck Serving Ice Cream for a Buck,” Staten Island (NY) Advance, July 10, 2008

“The Riverdale Press: Despite Hardship, Seniors Take High Prices in Stride,” Riverdale Press, July 10, 2008

“Bloomberg: Federal Poverty Gauge Outdated, Broken,” WCBSTV.com, July 14, 2008

JUNE

Bare Food Pantries Say No to Needy,” Crain’s New York Business, June 2-8, 2008

Catering To Star Chefs,” The New York Times, June 11, 2008

Study: 3.1M hungry in New York City,” News 12 (NY) Brooklyn, June 11, 2008

Study: 29 percent in Bronx Go Hungry,” News 12 The Bronx, June 11, 2008

More Families Report Trouble Affording Food,” New York Sun, June 12, 2008

Velvet Rope Cruise: Circle Line Pushes N.Y.ers-only Night,” NY Daily News, June 17, 2008

Hunger Threat’s Looming Larger,” NY Daily News, June 19, 2008

“Food Network Brings Wine and Food to New York,” AgWired, June 23, 2008

“Food, Food Everywhere But Can’t Afford To Buy,” City Limits, June 30, 2008

MAY

New Effort to Stamp out Hunger Pains in Brooklyn,” Bay News, May 8, 2008

Downturn Leaves Food Pantries Bare,” AM NewYork, May 20, 2008

Food Bank Going Hungry,” Crain’s New York Business, May 26, 2008

APRIL

“Food banks fearing even worse times,” nydailynews.com, April 1, 2008

“The 2008 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival,” Avenue Vine, April 4, 2008

Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘We Are All…Incredibly Fortunate,'” People, April 8, 2008

“Food Bank for NYC’s 5th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner,” Gothamist, April 8, 2008

Gwyneth and Helena Honoured,” Metro.co.uk, April 8, 2008

“2008 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival,” Superchefblog.com, April 8, 2008

Paltrow puts in double time,” USA Today, April 10, 2008

“Tax Rebates Bring Out Last-Minute Filers,” The New York Times, April 15, 2008

“Rice Shortages Provoke Panic at Home and Riots Abroad,” ABC News, April 23, 2008

High Prices Gnawing at Food Banks,” NY Daily News, April 26, 2008

“Food Price Spike Puts NYC Food Bank in Crisis,” 1010 WINS, April 27, 2008

“Food Banks Feel Food Price Pinch,” Gothamist, April, 27, 2008

“Farm Bill Won’t Lower Food Prices,” Time Magazine, April 30, 2008

MARCH

“Tax-filing Time is Also for Immigrants,” NY Daily News, March 20, 2008

FEBRUARY

“The Island’s Hidden Hunger Crisis,” Staten Island Sunday Advance, Feb. 3, 2008

“The Empty Belly, a Common Denominator,” The New York Times, Feb. 24, 2008

“Food Bank for New York City Kicks Off 25th Anniversary with a Star-Studded Tribute to Raise Funds for Hunger Relief at 5th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner,” Reuters, Feb. 28, 2008

JANUARY

“Food Vendors Protest Proposed Legislation To Encourage Fruit Carts,” NY1, Jan. 15, 2008

2007

DECEMBER

“Lunchbox by the Stars,” The New York Times, Dec. 5, 2007

“Celebrities Say Let’s Do Lunchboxes,” NY Daily News “Rush & Molloy,” Dec. 5, 2007

 

NOVEMBER

“Standard of giving,” Time Out New York, Nov. 28, 2007

“Ranks of Hungry Swell by 20% as 1 in 6 Faces Threat,” NY Daily News, Nov. 25, 2007

“Food Bank Launches Program to Help Feed Hungry During Holidays,” NY1 News All Day, Nov. 23, 2007

“Man Gulps Down Feast to Support Hungry,” AP Wire Service, Nov.21, 2007

“Supplies fall short at soup kitchens causing lean times this Thanksgiving,” Daily News, Nov. 21, 2007

“Hunger Study Finds More New Yorkers Heading To Soup Kitchens,” NY1 New York Tonight, Nov. 20, 2007

“Thanksgiving Turkey for the Hungry Arrive at City Hall,” NY1 News All Day, Nov. 14, 2007

“Food Bank Launches Program to Help Feed Hungry During Holidays,” NY1 News All Day, Nov. 14, 2007

OCTOBER

“They’re smart, they’ve got jobs & they’re hungry,” Daily News, Oct. 21, 2007

“One Pianist, One Orchestra, No Conductor,” The New York Times, Oct. 25, 2007

“Distressing Trends for Food Banks: More Clients, Fewer Supplies,” The The New York Times, Oct. 18, 2007

“Hotsnack: go orange,” snack.blogs.com, Oct. 15, 2007

“World’s Richest City Has Problem — 2 million hungry,” NY Daily News, Oct. 14, 2007

 

SEPTEMBER

A Withered Harvest in the Bronx,” The New York Times, Sept. 20, 2007

AUGUST

“Dog’s life for masses of poor,” NY Daily News, Aug. 30, 2007

“Uncompromising Positions,” Time Out New York, Aug. 2–8, 2007

JULY

“News of the neighborhoods,” Queens Gazette, July 25, 2007

The Season Was Short, The Sounds Were Strong,” The New York Times, July 18, 2007

JUNE

“Our City of Wealth and Power,” Daily News, June 7, 2007

“Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation,” New York Restaurant Insider, June,2007

MAY

“The Food Bank for New York City’s Annual ‘Can-Do Awards’ Gala Dinner,” New York Restaurant Insider, May, 2007

APRIL

“partysnack: gala paparazzi,” snack.blogs.com, April 27, 2007

“Fallon sings for food: Actor honored for his charity commitment,” Variety Online, April 25, 2007

“Bill Clinton’s trip to The Edge and more,” Entertainment Weekly Online, April 25, 2007

“Clinton Does Food Bank For New York,” Radar Online, April 24, 2007

“The NYC Food Bank Can-Do Awards,” InStyle Online, April 24, 2007

“New Program to Address Childhood Hunger in New York,” NY1 News All Morning at 9 a.m, April 10, 2007

MARCH

“Chefography: Mario Batali,” Food Network, March 22, 23 & 25, 2007

“Food Cause,” Time Out New York, March 1–7, 2007

JANUARY

Seeking to Help Those Without Enough Food,” The New York Times, Jan. 30, 2007

2006

DECEMBER

“Hunger on the Rise in New York City,” NPR, Dec. 31, 2006

“More than 1 million New Yorkers ask: food or rent?,” Reuters, Dec. 27, 2006

For the Hungry, Helping Hands,” The New York Times, Dec. 20, 2006

“The Challenges of Feeding the Hungry,” WNYC, Dec. 19, 2006

“Opening of first ‘Choice Style’ food pantry in BedStuy,” NY1 News All Morning, Dec. 7, 2006

“Mario Batali: Roasted, Battered & Fried for the Food Bank,” New York Restaurant Insider, Dec. 2006

NOVEMBER

“Cause for celebration,” Time Out New York, Nov. 29, 2006

“Good Day team gives out turkeys at Yorkville Pantry,” Fox 5 Midday at 11 a.m., Nov. 22, 2006

“Going hungry: 1 in 6 New Yorkers doesn’t have enough to eat,” Metro, Nov. 22, 2006

“Mario Batali Gets Roasted to Benefit the Food Bank For New York City and Kick Off the Third Annual New York Comedy Festival,” New York Magazine, Nov. 20, 2006

“Good Deal with Dave Lieberman,” Food Network, Nov. 11, 2006

“Mario Batali interview,” WABC Eyewitness News, Nov. 7, 2006

“Hot Seat: Mario Batali,” Time Out New York, Nov. 2-8, 2006

“The Emergency Food Chain,” New York Nonprofit Press, November 2006

OCTOBER

Public Speaks on Plan to Limit Trans Fats, Mostly in Favor,” The New York Times, Oct. 31, 2006

“Much Support for Trans Fats Ban,” gothamist.com, Oct. 31, 2006

“Chef Roast,” Bravo TV Online The Dish Blog, Oct. 23, 2006

“hotsnack: snack goes orange,” snack.blogs.com, Oct. 16, 2006

“What color is the Empire State Building tonight? Monday 16,” Time Out New York, Oct. 12–18, 2006

“partysnack: bourdain and black light it up,” snack.blogs.com, Oct. 5, 2006

“Food Chain,” Time Out New York, Oct. 5–11, 2006

“Are we rich if we don’t feed the poor?,” The Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 2, 2006

SEPTEMBER

“party snack: Mario Batali roasted, battered and friend––save the date,” snack.blogs.com, Sept. 5, 2006

AUGUST

Number of Food Stamp Users Drops for 2nd Summer in Row,” The New York Times, Aug. 29, 2006

JULY

Shoot for Good Diet, ex–Knick Star Tells Kids,” NY Daily News, July 13, 2006

JUNE

Where Kids Can Eat Free in Summer,” NY Daily News, June 25, 2006

MAY

Food Fight,” ContributeMedia.com (Catalysts), May 1, 2006

JANUARY

Hungry New Yorkers Battle Red Tape for Food Stamps,” Queens Chronicle (Northeast Edition), Jan. 12, 2006

2005

DECEMBER

Food Banks Leaner as More in U.S. Are Hungry,” Chicago Tribune, Dec. 26, 2005

NOVEMBER

Some Food Banks Say Katrina Drained Aid,” Associated Press, Nov. 23, 2005

City Feeling Hunger Pains,” Daily News, Nov. 21, 2005

Katrina Shelves Gifts to Food Banks,” USA Today, Nov. 21, 2005

OCTOBER

Bono, Alicia and Naomi Meet Up at Lunchbox Bash,” Hello! Magazine, Oct. 14, 2005

SEPTEMBER

With Nod to Katrina, Local Charities Remind, ‘We’re Still Here!,'” New York Post, Sept. 28, 2005

Local Charities Fear Hurricane Relief Will Siphon Donations,” USA Today, Sept. 16–18, 2005

2004

Public Lives: Managing the Fight Against Hunger,” The New York Times, Nov. 25, 2004

Bronx War on Hunger,” NY Daily News, Nov. 23, 2004

2003

Inching Closer to Bread Line,” NY Daily News, Sept. 2, 2003

Success is Bittersweet at Food Banks,” The New York Times, May 26, 2003

The City’s Hungry Can’t Afford Cuts,” NY Daily News, April 17, 2003

2002

A Rise In Hunger Pains in an Unexpected Place,” The New York Times, Dec. 22, 2002

Hungry Mouths Growing But Not the Donations,” The New York Times, Nov. 18, 2002

“Without a Safety Net,” Mother Jones, May/June 2002

2001

“A Hunger Emergency in New York,” The New York Times, Nov. 26, 2001

“Shift From Food Stamps to Private Aid Widens,” The New York Times, Nov. 14, 2001