United Way of New York City

United Way of New York City
Organization Name:
United Way of New York City
Primary Address 1:
205 E. 42nd street
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
10017
Long Organization Description:

United Way of New York City helps to mobilize our communities to break down barriers and build opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers for the benefit of all.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 251-2500
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Sheena Wright
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
How often does your organization use social media?:
2-3x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
In 2013-2014, Local Produce Link helped 49 food pantries receive 280,868 pounds of locally grown, fresh produce of which 210,651 pounds were organic.
Community members (approx.):
100,000
Number of staff/employees:
70
Year Started:
1940
Major Funders:
Bank of America, Johnson & Johnson, macys, bloomingdales, limited brands, sidley
Organization Type:
Food Pantry, Provide Emergency Food, Charity, Program Investment
About the Organization:
1 in 4 New Yorkers does not have enough income and earnings to pay for basic necessities. United Way of New York City wants to change this. We’re fighting poverty by working to make sure low-income people get the support services they need right now, while simultaneously driving real, system-wide change in our community.

We focus on education, income stability and health-the building blocks of a good life. Because the nonprofit sector plays such a critical role in the delivery of health and human services across New York City, we also work to build the capacity of local nonprofits to enable them to deliver the highest-quality services possible.
Latest Project:
Running workshops that train over 250 representatives from emergency food program sites in food protection, pantry management and cooking with fresh produce to improve the health and nutrition status of people needing food assistance.
Areas Served:
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens
Core Programs:
Education, Income, Health, Strengthening NYC nonprofits , hunger prevention and nutrition assistance, local produce link, urban farms, client choice, healthy eating for a healthy start
Major Issues:
Anti-Hunger, Food Affordability, Food Insecurity
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#nycstrong
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#nyc
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