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2023 Shorty Awards: “Food is a Powerful Ally” Recognized with a Gold Honor

November 16, 2023, New York

We’re thrilled to announce that Food Bank’s 2023 Pride campaign “Food is a Powerful Ally” was selected as a Gold Honoree by the 8th Annual Shorty Impact Awards, which recognizes excellence in social impact awareness building! The prestigious awards program is dedicated to celebrating purpose-driven digital and social media work from brands, agencies, and nonprofits that make the world a better place. 

Congratulations to our partners Antarctic Agency and MSA Marketing, Inc., as well as our neighbors at Make the Road NY, GMHC, and Safe Horizon for their hard work and innovation on this important campaign.  

Thank you to all who fuel our mission to empower every New Yorker to achieve food security for good. Together, we can make a significant impact on the lives of those in need and stand in solidarity with LGBTQ+ New Yorkers. 

Read the official announcement from Shorty Awards here!


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About Food Bank For New York City

Driven by our mission to empower every New Yorker to achieve food security for good, Food Bank For NYC works with 800 soup kitchens and food pantries to provide reliable access to food.

From legislation impacting their human rights to cycles of discrimination in housing and employment, our organization recognizes that the LGBTQ+ community is increasingly under attack, with those most marginalized – transgender and non-binary people, people of color, and those living with HIV –getting the worst of those attacks.  According to the Williams Institute, nationwide, 22% of LGBTQ+ adults are food insecure. In NYC, 1 in 5 LGBTQ+ people struggle to put food on the table.

While entities nationwide have backtracked on their support for the LGBTQ+ community, we have responded by strengthening our partnerships, including our public outreach, with community-based organizations serving their unique needs.

Learn more about our mission.

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