Help Food Bank Prepare for Increased Need

Food Bank For New York City continues to monitor the development of COVID-19 and take proactive steps to protect the New Yorkers who rely on us.  As our city’s leading hunger-relief organization, we must be prepared to provide emergency food to vulnerable New Yorkers who may be quarantined, along with those impacted by the economic downturn. Your gift today will help us keep meals on the table for New Yorkers in need.

Food Bank is committed to ensuring New Yorkers in need continue to have access to meals during times of crisis. As part of our proactive response, we have continuity and prevention measures in place to help keep our operations up and running. We are following guidance from the CDC and local health officials to ensure best practices for the safety of our staff and volunteers, while continuing to serve the needs of New Yorkers in need.

Responding to crisis is a team effort and we’re grateful for your support and consideration. See below for more ways you can help keep our mission running strong!

  • i need food
  • I want to give
  • I want to volunteer
  • I want to advocate
  • i want to stay healthy

Food Bank For New York City has temporarily closed our Community Kitchen and Food Pantry in Harlem until Monday, April 13.

Search the map to find a soup kitchen or food pantry near you.

NOTE: hours and services are subject to change without notice. Be sure to call ahead to confirm.

  • To search this map, click this icon  on your desktop or mobile device.
  • A full screen version of the map will open.
  • Click the search icon  and enter your search terms (borough, organization name, etc) to find open providers.

To help Food Bank meet our goal of providing 15 million meals over the next 90 days, our Board of Directors is matching all gifts, dollar for dollar, up to $800,000. Your support TODAY will help us ensure that access to meals and other resources remain available for those in need.
Every $1 provides 10 meals.

To give by check, please send gifts to:

Food Bank For New York City
Attn: Development
39 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Please complete this donation form and include it when mailing your gift.

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.

If you are interested in working with Food Bank, please send an email to: We appreciate your patience in advance as we review each inquiry.

The passing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was an important first step in to addressing the needs of those experiencing economic hardship as the nation responds to Coronavirus, but Congress must take more action. Click below to urge your Member of Congress to TAKE ACTION that focuses on relief resources for low-income people across America.

We remind you to please continue to practice personal hygiene measures to avoid the spread of germs and limit possible exposure to the coronavirus:

  • If you feel sick, please stay home.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if no soap and water is available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick to protect yourself, co-workers and others with whom you’re in contact.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.

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Help us ensure that New Yorkers continue to have access much-needed meals amid the public health crisis impacting our city. Every $1 provides 5 meals!