Food insecurity has increased by 44 percent due to the ongoing pandemic. That means 1.6 million New Yorkers are currently struggling to put food on the table for themselves and their families. The reality of this crisis is daunting, but food insecurity CAN be defeated if we work together. That’s why our theme for this year’s Hunger Action Month is “One Mission. Five Boroughs. Feed All.” It’s a simple premise with a beating heart that says our work will not be done until every single New Yorker has what they need to overcome food insecurity.
To help us nourish our neighbors all across the city, check out the actions below. You can raise awareness about our work on social media, attend one of our virtual events, or give directly to the programs that enable us to get food and other resources into the communities that need us most.

WAYS TO TAKE ACTION THIS MONTH

Are you a New Yorker in need of food for yourself or your family? Find your nearest emergency food provider, including our series of pop-up food distributions for Hunger Action Month, here.
HELP AMPLIFY OUR EFFORTS

We need you to spread the word to your network on social media! Below is sample messaging you can use to help raise awareness or support our Eat For Good campaign during Hunger Action Month.

  • Suggested Messaging

    General Messaging

    • September is Hunger Action Month, a time for all of us to stand up and fight back against hunger in the United States. In NYC alone, food insecurity has increased by 44% due to the ongoing pandemic, leaving 1.6 million New Yorkers to worry about where their next meal is coming from. To help nourish our neighbors in need, join me in supporting the Food Bank For New York City! For every $1 we raise, we’ll be able to provide 5 meals, which is pretty incredible if you ask me. Give today at foodbanknyc.org/donate. #FeedAll 
    • This Hunger Action Month, I’m teaming up with the Food Bank For New York City to provide meals for the 1.6 million New Yorkers currently facing food insecurity. To join me in nourishing our neighbors across the five boroughs, go to foodbanknyc.org/hunger-action-month. #FeedAll 
    • September is Hunger Action Month, a time for all of us to stand up and fight back against hunger in the United States, especially as the economic fallout of the ongoing pandemic continues to increase food insecurity across the country. To make an impact right here in NYC, go to foodbanknyc.org/hunger-action-month. There, you’ll find easy ways to get involved with Food Bank’s work to wipe out hunger across the five boroughs. #FeedAll 

    Hunger Action Month/Hispanic Heritage Month Messaging

    • Every day, more than 1 million New Yorkers face the struggle of not having enough to eat, including hundreds of thousands of members of our city’s Latinx community. Even before the pandemic, nearly twice as many Latinxs were facing hunger than their non-Latinx, white peers, with 19% of Latinx children in the United States going to bed hungry. That’s why I’m partnering with the Food Bank For New York City this Hispanic Heritage Month, to make sure that all of our Latinx neighbors get the food and resources they need to thrive. Join me in giving today and for every $1 we raise, we’ll be able to provide 5 meals. #FeedAll
    • More than 1.6M New Yorkers are facing food insecurity, including hundreds of thousands of our city’s Latinx community members. Join me this Hispanic Heritage Month in supporting @FoodBank4NYC to ensure that all of our NYC neighbors have the food they need to thrive. #FeedAll 

    Eat For Good Messaging

    • As the ongoing pandemic continues to increase food insecurity in NYC, it’s also taking a major toll on our city’s restaurants, cafés, and bars. That’s why I’m supporting Food Bank For New York City and Eater’s “Eat For Good” campaign, which is all about showing a little love to the local haunts that make NYC great. Get involved here: 
    • This week, I’m teaming up with the Food Bank For New York City and Eater to raise awareness about NYC’S recovering hospitality industry. As the ongoing pandemic continues to increase food insecurity in our city, it’s also taking a major toll on our neighborhoods’ restaurants, cafés, and bars. To support the workers who power your favorite local haunts, join our “Eat for Good” campaign today. 
    • All week long, we here at Food Bank are partnering with our good friends at Eater to raise awareness about NYC’s recovering hospitality industry. Our city’s restaurants, cafés, and bars have been hit hard by the ongoing pandemic, so it’s more important than ever to support your favorite local eateries. To get involved with our “Eat for Good” campaign, visit  
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Don’t Miss These UPCOMING EVENTS

We’re working to address food insecurity at all angles throughout Hunger Action Month. From launching a campaign to revitalize our thriving food scene to a virtual gathering of tastemakers to fundraise and make a difference – we look forward to having you join us at these upcoming events!