About UsFood Bank For New York City's mission is to end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. Working to end food poverty and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs, the Food Bank's initiatives focus on direct services, food sourcing and distribution, nutrition and health education, financial empowerment, disaster relief and policy and research.There are 3.3 million New Yorkers who experience difficulty affording food an astounding number and one that continues to increase as the donated food supply drops to an all-time low and food costs skyrocket. To address this issue, the Food Bank procures and distributes food to a network of approximately 1,000 food assistance programs citywide. In addition, we provide food safety and capacity-building workshops, manage school nutrition education programs, after-school and emergency food programs, conduct food stamp prescreening and outreach, operate a soup kitchen and food pantry, coordinate the largest Tax Assistance Program in the country, and develop policy and conduct research to inform community and government efforts to end food poverty throughout New York City.As an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, the Food Bank meets the Better Business Bureau's charity standards. The Food Bank is a certified member of both Feeding America and the Food Bank Association of New York State.