In 1983, leaders of NYC’s pioneering soup kitchens and food pantries gathered to create a solution to best meet their needs in serving their communities. The result was their founding of Food Bank, which has since provided more than 1 Billion Meals for New York City and supports more than 1.5M New Yorkers a year in need. As the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, Food Bank for NYC employs a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence. As businesses and schools have closed their doors in response to COVID-19, adults and nearly one in five children have been forced to rely on the emergency food network, many for the first time. Donations will go directly to support fighting food insecurity across New York’s five boroughs.