Our Mission 

To end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. Food Bank For New York City has been working to end food poverty in our five boroughs for over 36 years. As the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, we employ a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence.


Our Core Values



Our work begins and ends with our mission to end hunger, which we only achieve through partnering with our citywide member network.



We respect every gift of time, talent, and treasure to our mission by committing to a practice of transparency and excellence in stewardship.



We recognize that a strong, talented staff is central to our success and we invest in development and retention.



We embrace being a non-traditional anti-poverty organization because we recognize that strategic, innovative approaches are necessary to end hunger.

Many Paths to One Solution

At a Glance

Food Bank For New York City—an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization—meets the Better Business Bureau’s charity standards and is a proud member of Feeding America. Below are some of our most informative and commonly requested documents and reports. See all of our available publications and reports in our Research & Reports Center.

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Our Form 990
Consolidated Financial Audit
2020-2021 Annual Report
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Fighting More Than COVID-19