- YEAR OF GRANT
- CATEGORYSOCIAL WELFARE
- ORGANIZATION LOCATIONNew York
- GRANT LOCATIONNew York, U.S.A.
- ORGANIZATION WEBSITEwww.foodbanknyc.org
For general operating support.
For 25 years, the Food Bank of New York City has worked to end food poverty and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income New Yorkers, both in the short-term and over the long-term. It procures, stores and distributes to soup kitchens and food pantries more than 60 million pounds of food every year, helping to provide more than 300,000 free meals a day.
The Food Bank of New York City is one of the largest food banks in the country, giving it the ability to provide significant aid to people across the nation affected by disasters. The Food Bank of New York City also operates numerous other programs, including benefits access (helping New Yorkers obtain food stamps and prepare their taxes to access income tax credits for which they are eligible); nutrition and health education (for children and adults, in classrooms, community centers, and senior citizen centers); community support (workshops and conferences for leaders, staff, and volunteers to learn grantwriting, volunteer management, political outreach, and use of the food ordering system), and research and advocacy (studying all aspects of poverty and hunger in New York City and working with government officials to make the Food Bank’s mission a priority).