“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
1 out of every 5 New Yorkers relies on a soup kitchen or pantry for dinner.
1 out of every 4 NYC children is at risk of experiencing hunger.
1 out of every 5 NYC seniors requires help from a charity to feed themselves.
In order to properly serve the 1.5 million New Yorkers relying on Food Bank, help must come from different corners of compassion and leadership. Food donations are vital to our ability to enable soup kitchens and pantries with the resources needed to serve our city’s most vulnerable. Whether your business is in the food industry or not, whether you plan to make a difference solo or as a member of a team, there’s a New Yorker who needs you, and many ways for you to serve.
Food Bank’s Updated Donated Food and Nutrition Policy
Did you know food insecure households experience higher rates of diet-related health issues, including obesity and type 2 diabetes? To ensure our efforts to end hunger also facilitate healthy eating patterns, Food Bank has updated our policies to make more room for healthier foods to be distributed through our network of soup kitchens and food pantries. This means certain foods will no longer be accepted as donations, including sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) and candy. Read our full policy to learn more about which foods we no longer accept and why.
Ways to Provide Needed Meals
For immediate assistance on donating a large amount of food, please call our Food Sourcing Department at 212.566.7855 ext. 2250