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#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...

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...

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Wishing a Happy Purim to our Friends and Neighbors!
In the spirit of Purim, we're happy to share Paula Shoyer’s Chocolate Chip Hammentaschen recipe from her cookbook, The Holiday Kosher Baker, with our friends and neighbors. Read more...

Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis Goes "Above & Beyond"
We are thrilled to announce our President & CEO Margarette Purvis has been selected as a winner of City & State’s Above and Beyond Awards. Read more...

Extended Hours at Food Bank Tax Assistance Sites
There’s still time to take advantage of Food Bank’s free tax preparation services for low-income New Yorkers – now open Mondays at select locations! Read more…

Black History Month Profile: Board Member Michael Smith
As we get ready to conclude our Black History Month spotlights, we recognize Food Bank board member and food media heavyweight Michael Smith, General Manager and Senior Vice President at Cooking Channel. Read more...

Celebrating Black History Month at Every Age
In honor of Black History Month, Food Bank is proud to feature our former student EATWISE intern, Melissa. After finishing school, Melissa hopes to work in nutrition, a passion she discovered thanks to her work with EATWISE. 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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