Food Bank For New York City is grateful for the support we have received from passionate volunteers as we continue to mobilize resources to help New Yorkers in need across the five boroughs. However, we are now making the difficult decision to shift to paid temporary workers and will no longer accept volunteer assistance. This will allow us to maintain a safe environment for our clients with a regular, dedicated workforce, while also fueling our city during this challenging time and supporting New Yorkers who are currently out of work. We are also working with the city to identify additional support who can help with our growing needs, including our planned citywide pop-up food distributions.
This update to our operations is effective immediately. We hope to be able to reinstate our volunteer programs as soon as possible, and hope you will check back with Food Bank in future.