At Food Bank For New York City, we’re proud to serve one of the largest and most diverse LGBTQ+ communities in the United States. We do this by partnering with member agencies on the ground who are able to tailor their programming to meet the unique needs of the 1 in 5 LGBTQ+ New Yorkers currently facing food insecurity.  

On this page, we’re going to introduce you to some of those partners and talk about the actions we’re taking to further uplift, support, and serve our LGBTQ+ neighbors.  

FOOD INSECURITY IN THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

 

  

LGBTQ Stats-01
8630
900,000
+

LGBTQ+ residents in the state of New York

21%
LBGTQ+ New Yorkers facing food insecurity
LGBTQ Stats-02

1 in 3 LGBTQ+ New Yorkers over the age of 50 are living in poverty

Sources: Movement Advancement Project, June 2021: Equality Maps; The Williams Institute, June 2021: LGBT Data & Demographics Maps; AARP New York, January 2021: 51 Years Since Stonewall – Health, Poverty, Housing Hurdles Still Plague LGBTQ 50+ NYers; Worse Since COVID: First of its Kind Report

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Our work to alleviate food insecurity and poverty in the LGBTQ+ community wouldn’t be possible without our phenomenal partners on the ground. They’re the ones who power our mission and enable us to reach LGBTQ+ New Yorkers all across the city.

  

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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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