SERVING THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

Food Bank For New York City is proud to serve ALL New Yorkers, including the LGBTQ+ community. We recognize these neighbors face unique circumstances that can leave them vulnerable to food insecurity and poverty. Food Bank serves New Yorkers through our network of charities, including the following organizations that provide food and direct services to the LGBTQ+ community.

FOOD INSECURITY & POVERTY

Food insecurity among LGBT adults in the United States is more than double the national food insecurity rate.

27%
food insecurity among LGBT adults
21.5%
LGBT women living below the poverty level
27%
LGB adults aged 18-44 participate in SNAP

Single LGBT adults with children are 3 times as likely to have incomes near the poverty line as non-LGBT adults with children.

13%
national rate of food insecurity
20.1%
LGBT men living below the poverty level
33%
LGB adults aged 18-44who were raising children indicated not having enough money for food

Married or partnered LGBT adults with children are 2 times as likely to have incomes near the poverty line as non-LGBT adults with children.

Sources: Food Insecurity and SNAP Participation in the LGBT Community. The Williams Institute, July 2016; New Patterns of Poverty in the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community. The Williams Institute, June 2013; 2012 Gallup Poll, The Williams Institute.

Making an impact

In honor of Pride month and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, we highlight the many ways Food Bank For New York City and its network of soup kitchens and food pantries serves ALL New Yorkers, including Jovanna, a 61-year old transgender woman from the Bronx who relies on St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction for community support and other resources.

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Food Bank works on several fronts to eliminate hunger in New York City. The scale of our efforts is only possible because of our caring supporters. Gifts of time, talent, and treasure help to advance our mission.

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