Food Bank for New York City

by Leah Butz
Food Bank for New York City
39 Broadway
New York City
Secondary Address
Community Kitchen:
252 W 116 Street
New York, NY 10026
Phone Number
(212) 566-7855
Director, Manager or CEO
Margarette Purvis
Mission Statement
Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers.
Community members served per month
Food Bank For New York City serves 1.4 million people through its network of 1,000 charities and schools citywide.
Volunteers per month
Number of staff/employees
Annual Budget
$115.6 million
Year Started
Major Funders
Public and privately funded
Latest Projects
Food Bank is set to open a pantry at the Bright Temple AME Church in Hunts Point, an area of the Bronx with one of the highest meal gaps in the City that also is the site of one of the largest food distribution centers in the country. Opening this pantry is part of Food Bank’s ongoing commitment to meet need where it is across the five boroughs.
Interesting Fact
Food Bank For New York City has partnerships with 23 farms, primarily in New York State, to provide nearly 20 million pounds of produce to New Yorkers in need.
Areas Served
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens
Major Issues
Food Assistance Programs (SNAP/WIC/EBT), Food Insecurity, Provide Emergency Food
Hours of Operation
Main office: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 4:30 PM | Closed Saturday & Sunday
Frequently used hashtags
#FoodBank4NYC #endhunger #farmtotable #fighthunger #foodislove
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