Food Bank for New York City

Sponsor/Parent Agency:America's Second Harvest
Address:39 Broadway New York NY 10006
Telephone(s):(212) 566-7855 866-NYC-FOOD (for emergency food assistance)
Fax:(212) 566-1463
World Wide Web: http://www.foodbanknyc.org

Description:Founded in 1983, the Food Bank For New York City is the only food bank in New York City, servicing Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. This program solicits, collects, purchases and stores food from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies and distribute it to approximately 1,200 nonprofit emergency and community food programs that provide free food to the hungry throughout the five boroughs. The Food Bank does not provide food directly to individuals.

Information and resources are available online for organizations interested in working with The Food Bank.

The Food Bank manages the 24-hour Emergency Food Assistance hotline: 866-NYC-FOOD (866-692-3663).

The website provides access to a directory of food programs for people needing assistance (click on the Get Help button). Search by borough; program type (food pantry, soup kitchen, senior center); or by ZIP code/keyword.

Donation and volunteer opportunities are available.

Services Offered:Emergency FoodFood Banks / Food SuppliersFood PantriesMealsSpecialized Information and ReferralVolunteer Opportunities