Following are highlights of media coverage concerning Food Bank’s ongoing work to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. Included here are feature stories, Letters to the Editor, Op-Ed pieces, television, radio and web coverage.

For more information, including copies of available articles, please contact Carol Schneider,  Associate Director, Media Relations. 

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Food Bank For NYC Holds ‘Go Orange to End Hunger’ Event. NY1, 9/14/2016

Meet Olivia, Food Bank’s face of hunger in New York City. PR Week, 9/12/2016

Brooklyn’s Food Gap.  New York Times, 9/9/2016


Too Rich to be Poor, Too Poor to Get By.  Wilson Quarterly, Summer 2016

Why This Food Bank is Turning Away Junk Food.  Civil Eats, 8/15/2016

The American Food Stamp Program: A Handout that Feeds. UTNE Reader, 8/3/2016


High School Students Teach Healthy Eating to Harlem Seniors. NY Daily News, 7/26/2016

The Return of American Hunger. The Atlantic, 7/19/2016

At a Refuge for New York City’s Hungry, Summer Brings Scarcity. NY Times, 7/15/2016

Food Pantries Across City Left With Empty Shelves During Summer. CBS NY, 7/15/2016

Governor Cuomo Announces 750,000 Additional Working Families Now Eligible for Nutrition Assistance., 7/8/2016

Free Program Feeds Hungry Kids All Summer. Public News Service, 7/8/2016


A Long, Hungry Summer? Filling the Nutrition Gap for New York City Kids. Center for New York City Affairs, 6/29/2016

When Participation is a Sound. Huffington Post, 6/23/2016

How New York Is Easing Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products. CityLab, 6/21/2016

Dads and Kids Prepare Packages at Food Bank for New York City. NY1, 6/17/2016

With food pantries plagued by shortages, city should double their portions. Crain’s NY Business, 6/8/2016

Food Bank officials say impending funding cuts will leave hundreds of New Yorkers hungry. WPIX, 6/6/2016

Op-Ed: For Many Jewish New Yorkers, Hunger is a Quiet Plight. JP Updates, 6/5/2016, by Margarette Purvis.

De Blasio Administration Backs Council Push for Increased Tampon Access. Gotham Gazette, 6/3/2016

June 2, 2016: Food Banks Funding. Thirteen, 6/2/2016

New Legislation Would Stop Denying Tampons & Pads To Inmates, Homeless. Gothamist, 6/2/2016


Programa gratuito ayuda a neoyorquinos con la comida y las finanzas. NY1, 5/31/2016

Combating Hunger in the US and Around the World. CCTV America, 5/27/2016

Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Awards $20 Million in Grants to Accelerate Economic Opportunity in Six U.S. Cities. CNBC, 5/18/2016

Cuts to Food Bank Hurt NYC’s Working Families, Nonprofit Says. NBC New York, 5/13/2016

Food Bank For NYC transforms Harlem soup kitchen into five-star restaurant for Mother’s Day celebration. NY Daily News, 5/7/2016

Food Bank For NYC calls for more funding in budget. News 12 Bronx, 5/6/2016

Council members ask de Blasio to increase emergency food funding. Politico NY, 5/6/2016


Dancing for Their Dinner: Stop Using Food Assistance as a Bargaining Chip. NY Slant, 4/29/2016

Mario Batali, Mike Myers and Ledisi Rock the Food Bank Gala. Haute Living, 4/26/2016

Mario Batali, Aziz Ansari, and More Attend Food Bank for New York City’s Can Do Awards. Vogue, 4/21/2016

Food Bank Takes it to Wall Street. Fashion Week Daily, 4/21/2016

Food bank to help Jewish families for Passover. News 12 Bronx, 4/13/2016

This is What Hunger Looks Like in New York City. Slate, 4/7/2016

Food Stamp Changes Could Leave More Hungry. Lower Hudson Journal News, 4/6/2016

As states’ work mandates kick in, tens of thousands of people lose food stamps. Chicago Tribune, 4/2/2016

The controversial reason tens of thousands of people just lost their food stamps. Washington Post, 4/1/2016

Changes to food stamp program could cause up to 1 million Americans to lose benefits. Marketplace, 4/1/2016


More than 500,000 Americans Stand to Lose SNAP Benefits. CityLab, 3/30/2016

How Changes to SNAP Eligibility Will Impact New York’s Hungry., 3/28/2016

Startup strikes out hunger with MLB donations. CBS This Morning, 3/28/2016

Law Firms Helping the Hungry. New York Law Journal, 3/28/2016

Documenting the Growing Lines at NYC’s Food Pantries. Fast Company Design, 3/25/2016

SNAP Change for Single Adults. WNYC/Brian Lehrer, 3/24/2016

What Urban Hunger Looks Like Now. CityLab, 3/22/2016

Thousands of Young People Are About to Lose Their Food Stamp Benefits. Vice News, 3/17/2016

Congress is About to Take Food Away from the Poorest in America. The Nation, 3/9/2016

A Tax Season Labor of Love. NY City Lens, 3/7/2016

NYC food pantries struggle to meet demand, Food Bank For New York City says. AM New York, 3/6/2016


Is this Second-Grader a Better Cook than You? Epicurious, 2/29/2016

Hunger Activists Ask Lawmakers for More Funding. NY1 News, 2/24/2016

Canned Peas or Tampons? NY City Lens, 2/22/2016

Hunger in the Community: Food Bank Does its Part to Help. Amsterdam News, 2/19/2016

Food Pantries Doing More With Less. Queens Chronicle, 2/18/2016

Cuomo Moves to Counter Federal Restrictions on SNAP Benefits. Capital News New York, 2/11/2016

Report Finds NYC Food Banks Under-Resourced. WFUV, 2/10/2016

New York City food pantries are low on money and need volunteers. NY Daily News, 2/10/2016

Reembolsos No Estan Basados en el Costo de la Preparacion. Univision, 2/5/2016. Spanish-language coverage of Food Bank’s free tax preparation services.

NYC’s VITA Sites Help Eligible New Yorkers Take Advantage of Earned Income Tax Credit. NY1, 2/2/2016


Martin Luther King Jr. Honored Throughout Tri-State Area With Day Of Service. CBS NY, 1/18/2016

Islanders Gather for Day of Service. NY 1, 1/18/2016

Rangers, Islanders Wives, Girlfriends Unite To Fight Hunger. The Post Game, 1/15/2016

Council to Assess Hunger Problem, City Efforts to Reduce It. Gotham Gazette, 1/12/2016

Hockey Wives, Girlfriends Help Needy Residents. News 12 Bronx, 1/11/2016

Go nuts for donuts during NYC’s inaugural Donut Fest. Time Out NY, 1/8/2016