||As the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Feeding America solicits surplus food and grocery products to distribute through a nationwide network of over 200 food banks — including the Food Bank For New York City — and food rescue programs.
Food Bank Association of New York State
||All eight Feeding America–affiliated food banks in New York State have joined together to form the Food Bank Association of New York State to address issues related to feeding the hungry and ending hunger in New York. Margarette Purvis, President and CEO of the Food Bank For New York City, is a founder and board member of the association. Members include:
- Food Bank For New York City
- Food Bank of Central New York (based in East Syracuse)
- Food Bank of the Southern Tier (based in Elmira)
- Food Bank for Westchester (based in Millwood)
- Food Bank of Western New York (based in Buffalo)
- Foodlink, Inc. (based in Rochester)
- Long Island Cares, Inc. (based in Brentwood)
- Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (based in Albany)
Food Assistance Programs
The Food Bank's network of more than 1,000 community-based member programs throughout the five boroughs includes soup kitchens, food pantries, senior centers, daycare services, Open Market BackPack Programs, rehabilitation centers, shelters and youth services.
These programs use the food provided by the Food Bank for preparing nutritious, balanced meals for hungry New Yorkers who otherwise would not get enough to eat — the majority of whom are women, children, seniors, the working poor and people with disabilities.
Food Bank For New York City also works with a variety of other groups, including national and local anti-hunger nonprofit organizations, anti-poverty organizations, grantmakers, businesses, legislators and government agencies, to alleviate hunger in New York City.