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Food Bank for New York City

Hunger Stories
Darryl, Manhattan soup kitchen guest
"I’ve been battling kidney cancer for years and I’ll be honest, it doesn’t look good. I try to just get by and live each day to its fullest.

"My kids help me out. They look out for me and keep me motivated."

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Food Sourcing & Distribution

Food Bank For New York City was founded in 1983 with the goal to get large quantities of food to local organizations serving the poor throughout the five boroughs. During our first year, the Food Bank distributed 500,000 pounds of food to 95 food assistance programs. Since our founding, the Food Bank has distributed more than one billion pounds of food for New Yorkers in need. As the city's major supplier of food to a network of approximately 1,000 community-based member programs, the Food Bank now procures, stores and distributes more than 74 million pounds of food every year, including more than 13 million pounds of fresh produce— helping to provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need.

From Procurement to Meals

Learn about the steps our food takes before being delivered into the hands of New Yorkers in need throughout the five boroughs.

Where Our Food Comes From

The Food Bank's food acquisition programs address the rising need in New York City as well as specific considerations from nutrition to ethnic communities.

Our Warehouse

The Food Bank's 90,000 square foot warehouse — located at the Hunts Point Cooperative Market in the Bronx, the largest wholesale food distribution center in the worldincludes a freezer and refrigerator for perishable products.

Where Our Food Goes

Food Bank For New York City works in partnership with approximately 740 member organizations, which run approximately 1,000 community-based programs throughout the five boroughs to help get food to New Yorkers at risk of going hungry.

Food Program Locator

This map-based search tools helps you find locations, hours of operation and contact information of approximately 1,000 community-based member programs throughout the five boroughs.

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