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Our Approach

Driven by our mission to empower every New Yorker to achieve food security for good, we harness the collective power of our network of food providers, partners, and volunteers to activate the right resources, supports, and expertise across the five boroughs. Our work with 800+ soup kitchens, food pantries, and campus partners provides immediate and reliable access to food and nutrition education, while our economic empowerment programs give people the tools and know-how to improve their financial wellness. Community by community, we work together to make progress on a more hopeful, dignified, and equitable future for all.

Our Mission

We empower every New Yorker to achieve food security for good.

Our Core Values


We steward the assets and resources that are entrusted to us with dignity, purpose, and care.


We believe that teamwork makes the dream work and endeavor to celebrate our colleagues through every success and failure.


We measure our impact with data, case studies, and interviews to make sure we’re doing the most good that we can for our fellow New Yorkers.


We value honesty and make it a priority to regularly share information about our work with our donors, volunteers, supporters, clients, and colleagues.


We proudly admit that we don’t know it all – we are lifelong learners dedicated to bettering ourselves every day.


We are here because we love to serve our neighbors and are committed to fighting hunger for ALL of us.

Many Paths to One Solution

Food Distribution

Our 90,000 sq. ft. Warehouse & Distribution Center in the Bronx allows us to collect, safely store, and efficiently distribute food to our 800+ member agencies across the five boroughs.

Member Network

Our growing network of more than 800 Food Bank member agencies help us get food and other vital resources to nearly every zip code in NYC.

Income Support

For over 20 years, our free SNAP assistance and tax preparation services have helped return over $1 billion dollars to New Yorkers.

Nutrition Education

Each year, our nutrition education programs empower thousands of students and their families with the know-how they need to eat better on a budget.


Food Bank is on the frontlines of the fight against hunger, utilizing our expertise to push policy on the local, state, and federal level.

Direct Service

From our Community Kitchen & Pantry to our SNAP Outreach, Food Bank connects directly with our neighbors to address the symptoms and causes of food poverty.

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.
The Next Hunger Cliff Report Cover Page
The Next Hunger Cliff: Food Assistance in NYC Faces Safety Net Crisis
Cover_Form 990
Our Form 990
Consolidated Financial Audit
2021 Annual Report
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