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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Food Banks Prepare for Unemployed. CNN, 12/29/2013

New Yorkers of the Year: Food Bank For NYC Takes Fresh Approach as Demand Grows. NY1, 12/27/2013

Longer Lines at New York Food Banks. CNN, 12/23/2013

Up Close with Diana Williams. WABC-TV New York, 12/15/2013

Bright Ideas: These Savings will Fund Community Health Centers. 12/15/2013

13 Celebrities on the Charities Closest to Their Hearts., 12/2013

Feeding New Yorkers With Maximum Efficiency. Wall Street Journal, 12/13/2013

Kyra Sedgwick Burns Calories for a Good Cause by Hosting Flywheel’s Holiday Ride. RYOT News, 12/12/2013

New York Viewpoint: Toyota and Food Bank For NYC. WABC-TV New York, 12/11/2013

How to Give Back By Tweeting, Shopping & Celebrating. Gotham Magazine, 12/11/2013

The War on the Poor – All In with Chris Hayes. MSNBC, 12/10/2013

5 Reasons Cash, Not Cans, Helps the Hungry., 12/4/2013

Bank of America and Bryant Park Support New York Families in Need Through Cherished Holiday Event. EIN News, 12/2/2013

Another Reason Charity is Good for Your Health. Huffington Post, 12/2/2013


Finding Comfort and Food on Lines. (Featuring photos from around Food Bank’s member network by Joey O’Laughlin) The New York Times, 11/27/2013

Demand as much as doubles at NY food pantries. Crain’s New York Business, 11/27/2013

Kevin Bacon Joins Celebrity Chefs at Thanksgiving Food Bank. Food World News, 11/27/2013

A Warm Meal, a Helping Hand. Manhattan Times, 11/27/2013

Rich Homie Quan Serves Thanksgiving Dinner At NYC Food Bank., 11/27/2013

Food Stamp Cuts, Holidays Stress Food Banks. USA Today, 11/26/2013

Lots of Turkey, Food Giveaways this Thanksgiving in New York City., 11/26/2013

Ed Reed ready to face Mike Wallace when NY Jets take on Dolphins: Reed spoke while helping to give out food in West Harlem with Food Bank for New York City. NY Daily News, 11/26/2013

Brooklyn Pantry Struggling to Help Fill Gap Left by Federal Cuts to Food Stamps. The New York Times, 11/25/2013

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick Prepare 1,000 ‘Thanksgiving To-Go Meals’., 11/25/2013

Vanities, and Hungry New Yorkers. The New York Times, 11/21/2013

The Math of Thanksgiving on Food Stamps. US News and World Report, 11/21/2013

Toyota Gears Up Efficiency at Soup Kitchen. NBC Nightly News, 11/13/2013

NYC Food Bank Head: 40% of Veterans Need Food Assistance. WCBS New York, 11/10/2013

New Yorkers Must Join Forces with Mayor-Elect de Blasio to Stamp Out Hunger and Poverty in the City. NY Daily News, 11/10/2013

Hunger Grows in a Snap. NYCity NewsService, 11/9/2013

Cut to Food Stamp Benefits Hitting New Yorkers. WCBS New York, 11/8/2013

47M Americans Hit by Food Stamp Cuts Starting Today. USA Today, 11/4/2013

City Educators Get Lesson in Healthy Eating. NY1, 11/2/2013

Slashing the Food Stamps Program. The New York Times, 11/1/2013

The Austerity Agenda Strikes Again. All In with Chris Hayes, MSNBC, 11/1/2013

Hunger Cliff. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, 11/1/2013

US Emergency Food Providers Brace as $5bn Food Stamp Cuts Set in. The Guardian, 11/1/2013

Food Stamp Recipients See Cuts. CNN, 11/1/2013

‘Our Members are Panicking’: Families Brace as Billions in Food Stamp Cuts Kick in., 11/1/2013


47M+ Brace for Food Stamp Program Cuts. CNN, 10/31/2013

Food Stamp Cuts’ $10B Effect Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story. CNBC, 10/31/2013

New Yorkers Brace to Lose $36 in Food Stamps Each Month. NY Daily News, 10/31/2013

Millions on Food Stamps Facing Benefits Cuts., 10/31/2013

America’s New Hunger Crisis. MSNBC, 10/30/2013 (See also: One Family, Trying to Keep Food on the Table.)

Food Stamp Cuts will Swamp Food-Relief Programs. Crain’s NY Business, 10/30/2013

The Poor Take Another Hit. MSNBC, 10/30/2013

“Riots Always Begin Typically the Same Way”: Food Stamp Shutdown Looms Friday., 10/28/2013

Fresh Cuts in the Food Stamp Program will Make Life Worse for New York’s Hungry. NY Daily News, 10/27/2013

In Boehner’s backyard: A ‘perfect storm’ for hunger. MSNBC, 10/8/2013

Mobile Couch: Gourmet Rice Krispy Treats From Treat House On UWS. CBS New York, 10/1/2013


Time Short, House Says It Seeks a New Farm Bill. The New York Times, 9/24/2013

NYC Dumpling Festival and 10th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest Announced., 9/23/2013

House Republicans’ vote to cut $40 billion from the food stamp program was ‘heartless’. NY Daily News, 9/22/2013

Census Shows NYC’s Median Household Income At $50,895. Yeshiva World News, 9/22/2013

The real outrage. Idaho Mountain Express, 9/20/2013

Census shows NYC poverty rate up, inequality high. The Wall Street Journal, 9/19/2013

Food Bank: Go Orange. Super Chef, 9/19/2012

Anti-Hunger Advocates Put Pressure on Lawmakers Over Food Stamp Bill. The New York Times, 9/18/2013

Charities Decry Food-Stamps Cuts as House Vote Looms. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 9/16/2013

The Difference Between the Numbers and the Effects of Cutting Food Stamp Funding. Atlantic Wire, 9/16/2013

Get Involved: Fight Hunger in NYC. amNew York, 9/11/2013

The squeeze: House GOP might double food stamp cuts. MSNBC, 9/10/2013


In Lieu of Money, Toyota Donates Efficiency to New York Charity. The New York Times, 7/26/2013

Cronuts Fighting Hunger? Creator Dominique Ansel Wants To Use Success To Give Back. Huffington Post, 7/10/2013

The ‘Change One Thing Truck,’ filled with healthy snack choices, will be on Staten Island on Friday. SI Live, 7/10/2013

Food Bank For NYC takes healthy eating on the road. Brooklyn Spectator, 7/9/2013

Flavor Factory (OddFellows Ice Cream Co. donates 5¢ of every serving to Food Bank). Brooklyn Daily, 7/2/2013


Food Bank Fights Food Stamp Cuts. Crain’s NY Business, 6/12/2013


Scott Stanford talks to President and CEO of Food Bank for New York City Margarette Purvis about the latest cut backs on food stamps and what this means for our community. NBC New York, 5/17/2013

Food Bank for NYC Raises $2 Million at “Can Do” Awards Dinner, New York Nonprofit Press, 5/2/2013

Food Bank for New York City’s 30th Anniversary Can Do Awards,, 5/2/2013

Last Night’s Parties,, 5/2/2013

Jon Bon Jovi Performs At The Food Bank For NYC’s Can Do Awards!!,, 5/2/2013

What We’re Reading, New York Times Diner’s Journal, 5/2/2013

Jon Bon Jovi Rocks Food Bank For New York City’s Can Do Awards,, 5/2/2013

Chelsea Clinton Owes Everything to Mario Batali, Grub Street New York, 5/2/2013

Bill and Hillary Clinton met Chelsea’s husband at Mario Batali’s Babbo, New York Post, 5/2/2013

Mario Batali and Mariska Hartigay at the 30th Annual Can Do Awards, InStyle, 5/1/2013

Food Bank Gala with Bon Jovi Raises $2 Million, Wall Street Journal Blogs, 5/1/2013


Model Selita Ebanks Reveals her Tough Childhood, ABC News Blogs, 4/30/2013

Fortifying the Food Bank for NYC, Crain’s New York Business, 4/28/2013

Albor Ruiz: The city’s hunger crisis stands to worsen as funding cuts to the food stamp program loom, NY Daily News, 4/28/2013


Hunger In New York: One City, Two Realities, Amsterdam News, 2/7/2013


1 in 3 New Yorkers Having a Harder Time Affording Food, amNY, 1/15/2013

Hunger a Growing Problem for Some New Yorkers, Crain’s New York Business, 1/15/2013

Many Low Income New Yorkers Are Being Confronted with Starvation, Examiner, 1/15/2013

NYC Hunger Experience 2012: One City, Two Realities. New York Nonprofit Press, 1/15/2013

The Food Bank Releases a Report Showing the Struggle Many People Have to Afford Food, WBAI, 1/15/2013

City Food Banks Still Recovering From Sandy, The Wall Street Journal, 1/15/2013

The Growing Gap Between Low-income New Yorkers and City’s More Prosperous Residents is Forcing Many to Skimp on Food, NY Daily News, 1/16/2013

New York City Food Banks Still Recovering From Superstorm Sandy, Philanthropy News Digest, 1/27/2013