Food Bank NYC – Granted $1500
Food Bank has ramped up our operations to keep meals flowing to our highest-need communities.
As a New York City essential service, Food Bank has continuity and prevention measures in place to keep our operations up and running. Our warehouse is open and our fleet of trucks remains on the road, fast-tracking deliveries to our citywide network of food pantries and soup kitchens.
Our city’s “new normal” of social distancing, shuttered businesses, lost wages, and closed schools has led to thousands more New Yorkers facing hunger. Low-income New Yorkers, families with school-aged children, and seniors at high-risk of infection are among those we see struggling most. According to a poll recently published by The New York Times, half of New York City residents are concerned about how they will afford food as this crisis continues. Amid this new reality, the number of people turning to our emergency food network has increased by 50%.
Food Bank has ramped up our operations to keep meals flowing to our highest-need communities. We’ve established Community Response Partners in each borough to serve as food and resource “hubs” within communities that have experienced closings of local soup kitchens and food pantries. We’ve partnered with these hubs to deploy new methods of food distribution, including Drive-Thru Pantry Bag Pick-ups, Seniors-Only Distribution Hours, andHome Deliveries.We’ve organized pop-up food distributionscitywide to provide emergency food, fresh produce, and household supplies for vulnerable families. We’re also partnering with the NYC Health + Hospitals network to providefood and emergency grocery bags for more than 30,000 healthcare workers.