Safety First: Food Bank Takes Proactive Measures amid Coronavirus Spread across NYC and US

Food Bank For New York City has been closely monitoring the recent developments around the new coronavirus infection, COVID-19. While local health officials indicate that the risk to New Yorkers of contracting the coronavirus is still low, the health and safety of the New Yorkers we serve and the Food Bankers and volunteers who serve them are our top priority.

Food Bank is taking proactive steps – including increased deep cleanings at our Bronx Warehouse and Community Kitchen and Food Pantry in Harlem – and ensuring that alcohol-based hand sanitizers and cleaning wipes are readily available in these public spaces.

The NYC Department of Health recommends that New Yorkers go about their daily routine and exercise the same precautions as you would during flu season. This includes staying home for any volunteers who may be feeling ill, to minimize the risk of exposure for the vulnerable populations we serve.

Operations at our Warehouse will continue, and our Community Kitchen and Pantry will remain open for our senior program, food pantry, and community meals. We will keep you informed with the latest developments via email, social media, and on our website.