Food Bank For New York City offers dynamic partnership opportunities, from our high-profile events to corporate grants — all to help end hunger throughout the five boroughs.
By partnering with Food Bank, you will receive exposure through our comprehensive media campaigns, event and campaign materials, website, and monthly E-Newsletter. So, help New Yorkers at risk of hunger and gain recognition for your company's charitable efforts.
Learn about the various ways to partner with Food Bank and find the best fit for your organization below.
Corporate Grants Sponsorships In-Kind Donations Matching Gifts
Volunteering Campaigns, Events & Programs
Food Bank has a long history of partnerships with corporate and foundation grantors to help carry out our mission, from general operating support to underwriting programs and special initiatives. We work closely with a number of local and national companies, through regular feedback and reporting, to apprise them of the use and effectiveness of their grants to Food Bank.
We are always looking to broaden our base of support, especially with businesses interested in investing in the New York City community.
For more information about corporate and foundation giving and other granting opportunities, contact Alyssa Herman, Chief Development Officer.
Food Bank For New York City has a wide range of annual and specialized programs, activities and events that provide sponsorship opportunities. Annual corporate sponsorship opportunities include Go Orange, the annual Can Do Awards Dinner, Time Out For Hunger, the NYC Conference on Hunger & Poverty, Check-Out Hunger, and the Toast & Jam donor-recognition event.
Sponsorship can have outstanding marketing benefits for a corporation. Sponsorships are regularly recognized in our:
- Annual Report
- Advertising and promotional materials
- Social Media
- Event Programs
- President's remarks
If your organization is interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact Ijeoma Obilo, Senior Director of Engagement and Strategic Partnerships.
From desks to design services, Food Bank has a number of capital, product and service needs that can often be met through in-kind donations from corporate partners. Items in frequent need are:
- Advertising placements
- Catering services
- Computer equipment
- Corrugated boxes
- Creative services (brochure and poster design, etc.)
- Trucks and vans for food distribution
- Event spaces
- Printing services
- Product samples (e.g., items for event gift bags)
- Raffle items (e.g., gift certificates to a store or restaurant)
Whatever your company's nature, an in-kind donation is often an efficient and easy way to help Food Bank. In-kind donations are generally tax-deductible.
For further information about in-kind donations, contact Ijeoma Obilo, Senior Director of Engagement and Strategic Partnerships.
Matching employee contributions is an increasingly popular way for a company to demonstrate support for its employees and community. When an employee makes a donation to Food Bank, the company's matching donation of the same amount doubles the impact of the gift.
A variation is "employee directed" or workplace giving, whereby employees choose to which charities their company's funds will go.
In either case, Food Bank can provide promotional materials to educate company staff about food poverty in New York City and the work of Food Bank and its network of food assistance programs. We can even come to your company to make a presentation, or invite employees to our warehouse to see Food Bank in action!
Learn more about matching gifts and workplace giving.
There may be no more effective way to help employees feel good about their company and themselves than by participating in a group volunteer opportunity. At Food Bank we are always looking for help repacking bulk containers at our 90,000-square-foot warehouse. Or if a company prefers, we can connect volunteers to opportunities at our more than 1,000 food assistance programs throughout the five boroughs.
Volunteering builds team spirit and self-esteem and saves Food Bank valuable time and money that can then be spent on distributing more food. It can also provide a fascinating look behind the scenes of a highly efficient distribution operation that has distributed more than 800 million pounds of food over 28 years
Learn more about employee volunteer opportunities at Food Bank. To set up a volunteer event now, contact our volunteer services team.
Campaigns, Events & Programs
There are myriad ways to partner with Food Bank For New York City. Below is a brief introduction to campaigns, events and programs your company can become involved with.
Annual Events & Campaigns
Food Bank holds a variety of annual events and campaigns that help fight hunger
by raising funds, awareness and food. Browse our Events & Campaigns Calendar for a listing of our annual, as well as
third-party, events and campaigns.
NYC Conference on Hunger & Poverty
Every winter, Food Bank hosts NYC’s Conference on Hunger & Poverty, offering
our network of more than 1,000 food assistance programs and other hunger-relief
organizations an opportunity to come together and strengthen the hunger-relief
community's response to hunger through a full-day of workshops, panel discussions,
and keynote speeches, including an awards ceremony and vendor marketplace where
they can meet business, nonprofit and government service providers.
Virtual Food Drives
The food may be virtual, but the help is real! Virtual Food Drives, which raise "virtual food" through online donations, can be created and customized specifically for your organization. Food Bank will help you shape your team- and company-specific pages to reflect your company's brand, while promoting your philanthropic mission. Every $100 your staff gives helps us provide a food pantry with enough food for 500 home-cooked meals. Learn more.
For more information on any of these campaigns,
events or programs, or if you have an idea for one of your own, please review our event and campaign guidelines, or email email@example.com.