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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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How You Can Help

Approximately 1.4 million New Yorkers — the majority of whom are women, children, seniors, the working poor and people with disabilities — rely on soup kitchens and food pantries. With the goal of ending food poverty throughout the five boroughs, the Food Bank For New York City provides a series of income support, nutrition and health education programs in addition to food distribution efforts that last year provided more than 74 million pounds of food to approximately 1,000 food assistance programs every year.

Without the help of our partners and supporters like you, the work of the Food Bank would not be possible. Read on to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers in need.


Donate Money

For every $1 donated 5 meals can be provided to New Yorkers in need. Donate today!

Donate Online
Donate by Mail
Monthly Giving Workplace Giving
Matching Gifts Virtual Food Drives
Tribute Gifts Stock & Mutual Funds
Become a Liberty Partner Planned Giving


Virtual Food Drives

The Food Bank's Virtual Food Drive tool creates personalized, interactive web pages for our supporters where they can invite coworkers, family and friends to help reach their fundraising goal — all while helping provide more meals than a traditional canned food drive.

Donate Food

The Food Bank solicits, warehouses and distributes large-scale food donations to more than 1,000 food assistance programs throughout the five boroughs. The Food Bank can also help you find a drop site if you are looking to make an individual donation.

Shop with Purpose

Simply download the We-Care Reminder, then go about your normal online shopping. With more than 900 online vendors — including,, and — We-Care will "remind" you at point-of-purchase when you are benefitting the Food Bank!


Volunteers are essential at all levels of the Food Bank's operations from serving hot meals to New Yorkers in need at our Community Kitchen & Food Pantry to staffing at public awareness and fundraising events or repacking food at our Bronx warehouse.


You can make a lasting difference in the lives of New Yorkers in need by supporting legislative change, raising hunger awareness and promoting available solutions.

Stay Informed

Sign up for the Food Bank's monthly E-News & Updates to stay informed on how you can help New Yorkers in need, public events that benefit the Food Bank and new achievements in our fight to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs.

Join Our Online Community

Stay up to the minute of how you can help and spread awareness as part of the food Bank's Online Community.

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Become a Partner

Whether it is sponsoring a campaign, holding an event that helps cultivate the next generation of New York City philanthropists or making a donation, the Food Bank's partners are an essential part of our fight to end food poverty in our city.

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