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Which borough will come out on top?

Join Food Bank For New York City’s annual 5 Borough Challenge to help raise 1 million meals for our neighbors in need before the holiday season.


How does it work?

The idea is a simple yet effective one – each borough gets a team and competes to see who can raise the most money for our neighbors in need. The winning borough is then crowned champion of the 5 Borough Challenge!

The special twist is that each team is led by NYC-based celebrities who drum up support and excitement throughout the campaign. This year, some of our team captains include Tracy Morgan, Lance Fresh, and Mark Brand for Team Brooklyn; New York Nico, Isaac Boots, and Leah McSweeney for Team Manhattan; Lauren Bush Lauren and Hannah Blackwell for Team Queens; and Belle Bakst and Leonard Williams for Team Staten Island.

Each gift will be matched by our friends at Bank of America – that means double the meals, double your impact.


1.2 million New Yorkers are facing food insecurity

Here’s a snapshot of the state of food insecurity across the five boroughs.

of all Brooklyn residents live below the federal poverty line.
of all Bronx residents are considered food insecure.
more expensive for a meal in Manhattan than elsewhere in the city.
of SNAP participants in New York City live in Queens.
of all Staten Island residents are considered food insecure.

How do I get involved?

Here’s how you can participate in Food Bank For New York City’s 5 Borough Challenge:

1. Choose which borough you want to rep

2. Make a gift and show your pride

Double your impact this year and help reach our goal of raising 1 million meals for New Yorkers in need. All gifts are matched thanks to our friends at Bank of America. Every $1 = 10 meals!

Team Bronx Team Brooklyn Team Queens Team Manhattan Team Staten Island Support all Boroughs

3. Spread the word on social media

Like, follow, and share the challenge with your peers! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #5BoroughChallenge.

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