Additional Information on Food and Hunger Assistance

Tragically, more and more New Yorkers are finding themselves in need of basic assistance for food in order to fight against the daily struggle of going hungry. If you are interested in learning more about this disturbing trend the following websites of Coalition partners offer further information regarding food insecurity in New York City:

  • Hunger Free America represents more than 1,100 nonprofit soup kitchens and food pantries in NYC, as well as the low-income New Yorkers who can’t afford enough food. They provide borough-specific guides to food and assistance on their website.
  • The Food Bank for New York City procures and distributes food to a network of more than 1,000 community-based member programs citywide, helping to provide free meals for New Yorkers in need.
  • City Harvest collects excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms and then delivers the food to more than 500 community food programs throughout New York City.