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Food Bank CEO Recognized in Honor of Black History Month

Food Bank COO Lisa Hines-Johnson accepts on behalf of CEO Margarette Purvis

Margarette Purvis was among the honorees at a February 24 celebration hosted by Congressman José E. Serrano and NY State Senator José M. Serrano. Read more...

Food Bank & Government Partners Join to Encourage New Yorkers to File for Income-Boosting Tax Credits
To ensure that New Yorkers take full advantage of the tax benefits to which they are entitled, government officials are visiting Food Bank’s tax sites throughout the city to encourage working families to apply for the income-boosting Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Read more…

Food Bank Bridges the Gap

Conference attendees. Photo: Erik Fuller

NYC's Conference on Hunger and Poverty, presented by Food Bank, brought together leaders from the anti-hunger community, media and policymakers, New York City goverment, supporters and funders to look back at the last year of progress and move forward to close the Meal Gap. Read more...

Flavour App Benefits Food Bank
Flavour, a new restaurant recommendation app, is donating 10,000 meals to Food Bank. Fox Business interviews Flavour CEO Emily Keeton. Watch the video.

Food Bank Holiday Campaign Featured in PR Week

Photo: Melanie Dunea/CPi

Food Bank Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Silvia Davi shares lessons from our Thankful To Give campaign in PR Week. Read more...

Senator Gillibrand on EITC Awareness Day
NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Food Bank in promoting awareness of refundable tax credits. Read more...

Food Bank Responds to City’s Needs During Blizzard

In response to snowfall projections and a city mandate for subway and street closures on Tuesday, Food Bank For New York City took action on Monday by making emergency deliveries to food pantries and soup kitchens in addition to all scheduled deliveries.

On Tuesday, once the transportation ban was lifted, Food Bank’s Community Kitchen and Pantry in Harlem reopened with the help of some of our most dedicated Food Bankers and volunteers. As a result, over 120 families were served while schools and offices were shut down city-wide. Read more...

#FoodBank2Albany Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day
On February 25, Food Bank staff and representatives of member agencies from all five boroughs traveled to Albany to advocate for increased funding to emergency food programs. Read more...

Heart Healthy Whole Wheat Quesadillas
February is American Heart Month and in honor of a heart-healthy lifestyle we are sharing this Whole Wheat Quesadilla recipe! Read more...

Black History Month Profile: Board Member Carla Harris
Food Bank is proud to focus today’s Black History celebration on our Board Member and long-time supporter, Carla Harris. Read more.

Food Bank and Citi Expand Financial Empowerment Services in Schools
Food Bank For New York City, in partnership with Citi Community Development, releases white paper with new data exploring the link between food insecurity and household financial capability. Read the full white paper, “The Meal Gap under the Microscope: New York City Families at the Intersection of Food and Financial Insecurity.”
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Food Bank Hosts SOUPer Bowl Pre-Game Party at Community Kitchen
On Sunday, February 1st, Food Bank’s Community Kitchen and Food Pantry hosted a SOUPer Bowl Sunday pre-game party. Read more...

What's Your Financial Resolution?
January is Financial Wellness Month and it's still not too late to make some fiscal resolutions! Here are a few ideas from Food Bank’s Financial Empowerment Manager. Read more...

Food Bank Tax Sites Open Citywide
On January 22, Food Bank’s Tax and Financial Services program will open sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx—and in ALL FIVE boroughs on January 26—to help put much-needed money back into the pockets of hardworking New Yorkers. Read more...