Following are highlights of media coverage concerning Food Bank's ongoing work to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. Included here are feature stories, Letters to the Editor, Op-Ed pieces, television, radio and web coverage.
For more information, including copies of available articles, please contact Carol Schneider, Associate Director, Media Relations.
NY Daily News, 2/10/2016 – New York City food pantries are low on money and need volunteers.
Univision, 2/5/2016 – Reembolsos No Estan Basados en el Costo de la Preparacion. Spanish-language coverage of Food Bank's free tax preparation services.
DNA Info, 2/3/2016 – Get Your Taxes Done for Free at Harlem Food Bank Center.
NY1, 2/2/2016 – NYC’s VITA Sites Help Eligible New Yorkers Take Advantage of Earned Income Tax Credit.
CBS NY, 1/18/2016 – Martin Luther King Jr. Honored Throughout Tri-State Area With Day Of Service.
DNAInfo, 1/18/2016 – Bronx Volunteers Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at New York Food Bank Event.
NY 1, 1/18/2016 – Islanders Gather for Day of Service.
The Post Game, 1/15/2016 – Rangers, Islanders Wives, Girlfriends Unite To Fight Hunger.
Gotham Gazette, 1/12/2016 – Council to Assess Hunger Problem, City Efforts to Reduce It.
DNA Info, 1/12/2016 – First-Ever Doughnut Fest Headed to Williamsburg.
News 12 Bronx, 1/11/2016 – Hockey Wives, Girlfriends Help Needy Residents.
Time Out NY, 1/8/2016 – Go nuts for donuts during NYC’s inaugural Donut Fest.
MarketWatch, 12/24/2015 – The Best Ways to Donate to Food Banks.
Voice of America News, 12/19/2015 – Federal Aid Helps New York’s ‘Working Poor’.
Time Warner Cable News, 12/18/2015 – Teamwork Helps Stuff Truck for Needy New Yorkers.
Brooklyn Heights Blog, 12/13/2015 – Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week.
Take Part, 12/9/2015 – The White House Really Wants More Money for Food Stamps.
ABC NY, 12/6/2015 – Here and Now on December 6, 2015: Food Bank.
Take Part, 11/30/2015 – Americans on Food Stamps Are Looking at a Second Year of Meager Holiday Meals.
Al Jazeera America, 11/26/2015 – A grim holiday season awaits America’s hungry.
New York Jets.com, 11/26/2015 – Thanksgiving Meals Served Up By Jets.
Village Voice, 11/25/2015 – New York City's Food Pantries are Struggling to Keep Up with a Growing Demand for Meals.
NY Herald (AP), 11/24/2015 – Mayor: Nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers don't have enough food.
The Nation, 11/23/2015 – Thanksgiving is Almost Here, and Over a Million New Yorkers Might Go Hungry.
AM NY, 11/23/2015 – Food Bank: 9 out of 10 food pantries, soup kitchens say they're serving more people.
NY Post, 11/21/2015 – New York is the second-most expensive state in the US.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 11/17/2015 – ‘Portraits of Hunger in NYC’ exhibited at Brooklyn Historical Society.
Look to the Stars, 11/16/2015 – NYC Wine & Food Festival Raises Over $1 Million For Charity.
Noticieros, 11/13/2015 – NY: Ciudad de Hambre.
Individual.com, 11/13/2015 – 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Food & Wine Raises More Than $1 Million To Help End Hunger.
Village Voice, 11/13/2015 – Thanksgiving Guide: All You Need to Know About Turkey Day Deals and Destinations.
Latina Magazine, 11/2015 – Food For Thought (profile of Food Bank For New York City COO Lisa Hines-Johnson).
Crain’s NY Business, 11/11/2015 – This tour shows how pizza is baked into the city's history.
Downtown Magazine, 11/11/2015 – NYC Charities That Are Giving Back This Holiday Season.
Metro NY, 11/10/2015 – New photo show illustrates three years of food insecurity in New York City.
CNBC, 11/5/2015 – Hidden in Plain Sight: Portraits of Hunger in NYC.
InStyle, 11/5/2015 – The Empire State Building Was Lit in Orange Last Night to Help End Hunger in NYC.
NY Daily News, 10/30/2015 – Mario Batali to host lighting ceremony at Empire State Building to fight hunger.
PR Week, 10/26/2015 – Inside Food Bank for New York's celebrity, social, and engagement strategies.
Village Voice, 10/23/2015 – A Seriously Delicious Pasta Party Is Coming
to Chelsea Market, for a Great Cause.
The Daily Meal, 10/23/2015 – Wrap-Up: The 2015 New York City Wine & Food Festival.
Huffington Post, 10/21/2015 – Eat and Drink to End Hunger: A Weekend of Culinary Delight at NYCWFF.
The Daily Meal, 10/15/2015 – Can’t Get to the NYC Wine & Food Festival? Catch All of the Coverage on Twitter.
Socially Superlative, 10/15/2015 – 2015 New York City Wine & Food Festival.
The Braiser, 10/13/2015 – Our Picks for the NYCWFF.
Designing a Better Connection Between People and Government. Next City, 10/9/2015
New York City Wine & Food Festival. Financial Express, 10/8/2015
Giant Pizza Party Aims to Slice Out Hunger. NY1, 10/8/2015
At Sky High Farm, Everything That’s Grown Goes to Food Banks. Modern Farmer, 10/7/2015
Slice Out Hunger's $1 Slice Night. Village Voice, 10/6/2015
Nab $1 Slices From NYC's Top Pizzerias At Wednesday's Slice Out Hunger. Gothamist, 10/5/2015
Join New York City’s Biggest Pizza Party and
Support Hunger Relief with $1 Slices All Night on October 7. The Daily Meal, 10/1/2015
SPARE Launches in New York City with Sights Set on Closing Meal Gap. CNBC, 9/30/2015
Food Bank Brings Fight to End Hunger to Nation’s Capital. NY1, 9/29/2015
New York City Wine and Food Festival Approaches. Downtown Magazine, 9/26/2015
New York City Wine & Food Festival 2015. Amsterdam News, 9/25/2015
Taste Dumplings from Around the World. PR Newswire, 9/23/2015
Economic Recovery Does not Stop Hunger in NYC. Voices of NY, 9/22/2015
The Fight To End Hunger With The Food Network & Cooking Channel New
York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Food & Wine. Virtual Press Office, 9/22/2015
HW Pick: Meet, Greet And Eat At NYC Wine & Food Fest ’15. Harlem World, 9/21/2015
How Chefs & Restaurants Can Become Ambassadors, Fight Hunger & Raise Awareness for Charity. Open Table, 9/16/2015
5 Questions: Lizz Winstead. AndrewZimmern.com, 9/18/2015
Henri Bendel Will Host a Shop to Stop Hunger Event to Benefit the Food Bank For New York City. The Daily Meal, 9/16/2015
NeON Kitchen Provides Nutrition And Community Health. Queens Tribune, 9/16/2015
Food pantry opens in Jamaica Avenue justice center. Examiner, 9/16/2015
Governor Cuomo, Joined By Vice President Biden, Announces Push to Raise New York's Minimum Wage to $15 An Hour. Governor.NY.gov, 9/10/2015
UFT Community Learning Schools Initiative reaps a state grant. UFT.org, 9/10/2015
New York: Bruce Cost Ginger Ale at the Dumpling Festival. Best Events, 9/10/2015
Kosher food giveaway for the holidays. Brooklyn Daily, 9/10/2015
Charity distributes kosher food for Rosh Hashanah. News 12 Brooklyn, 9/3/2015
From Oktoberfest to New York Comic Con: 5 festivals you must attend this fall. NY Daily News, 9/2/2015
New York City’s Top Pizzerias Unite to Fight Hunger at Slice Out Hunger. Annual festival benefits Food Bank For New York City. PR Newswire, 8/26/2015
Food Bank For New York City Launches 10th Annual “Go Orange To End Hunger”™ Campaign During September’s Hunger Action Month. CNBC (and many others), 8/24/2015
The 8 Best Sustainable Ice Cream Shops in NYC. Includes Food Bank For New York City partner OddFellows. Ecocult, 8/24/2015
First-ever Bronx Food and Wine Festival to be served soon. Bronx Times, 8/24/2015
‘Food hardship’ found to have reached post-recession low. Al Jazeera, 8/21/2015
Number Of U.S. Families Struggling To Afford Food Drops To Pre-Recession Levels: Report. Huffington Post, 8/21/2015
Kids Educate Each Other About Healthy Eating. News 12 Brooklyn, 8/18/2015
Gillibrand, City Pols Rally for Better School Nutrition. Queens Times Ledger, 8/17/2015
Food Bank Brings Summer Nutrition Program for NYC Teens and Tweens. Brooklyn Reader, 8/15/2015
NYCHA Announces Doorway to Opportunity. Queens Tribune, 8/13/2015
A Visit to the Food Bank For New York City. Divine Lifestyle, 8/10/2015
Opening Doorways to Opportunity in Public Housing. Crain's NY Business, 8/7/2015
Perrier® and Flavorpill Make Your Lunch Break Extraordinary with Midday Dance Party Featuring DJ Questlove. WFMJ, 8/6/2015
Tzell Travel Group Supports Food Bank For New York City. Travel Agent Central, 8/6/2015
Food Bank For New York City Brings Healthy Eating Program to Fordham South. Bronx Times, 8/4/2015
Eat NYC Food and Wine Festival - Bronx Fashion Week. The Bronx Chronicle, 8/2/2015
Midnight Jazz Breakfast Hosted By Rev Run Locally In Harlem. Harlem World, 7/27/2015
“Black Chef Summer Series” Happening Now Through Sept. 7 in New York City. The Obamacrat, 7/26/2015
Uber Drones will Deliver Ice Cream in Singapore. Select dessert deliveries in NYC benefit Food Bank. Tech Times, 7/24/2015
Black Chef Series Happening Now in New York City. Black Enterprise, 7/24/2015
Unique Food Service Program Aimed at Department of Probation Clients. SI Live, 7/20/2015
S. Bronx NeON Opens Nutrition Kitchen. Bronx Times, 7/20/2015
The Brilliance of Observation. Board member Gail Grimmett talks about her passion for Food Bank & her role at Delta. Premier Traveler, 7/20/2015
NYCHA & Citi Announce Economic Empowerment Program for Public Housing Residents with Community Partners. RealEstateRama, 7/17/2015
Adult Sizes Now on the Menu at Little Italy's Piccolini. $1 from each t-shirt sale goes to Food Bank. NY1, 7/15/2015
Harlem’s Black Chef Summer Series to Celebrate Local Talents. BET, 7/15/2015
Bronx celebrates Nutrition Kitchen grand opening. News 12 The Bronx, 7/13/2015
The Black Chef Summer Series At BluJeen In Harlem. Harlem World, 7/11/2015
Free financial coaches give the working poor a second chance. Yahoo! Finance, 7/9/2015
Nathan's Famous will Donate 100,000 Hot Dogs to Food Bank For New York City. Queen of Style, 6/30/2015
Governor Cuomo Announces Free Meals to Boost Children’s Nutrition During Summer Months. Governor.NY.gov, 6/29/2015
Momofuku Uses Fried Chicken Dinners, Ko Reservations to Fuel Charity Auctions. Food Bank culinary council member David Chang’s restaurants benefit Food Bank. New York Eater, 6/24/2015
Meet, Greet and Eat with Your Favorite Chefs at the New York City Wine & Food Festival. Food Network, 6/23/2015
What Meals Should City Schools Provide, and When? Gotham Gazette, 6/23/2015
Tickets on Sale Now for Annual Celebrity Chef Schmooze. NYCWFF benefits Food Bank. Village Voice, 6/22/2015
Mott Haven Food Pantry Seeks Funding. Covers Food Bank's EFAP advocacy efforts. News 12 Bronx, 6/19/2015
Best of the Bronx: Woman Helps Feed New Yorkers. Profiles Food Bank’s COO Lisa Hines-Johnson. News 12 Bronx, 6/15/2015
‘Meatzilla’ Takes Manhattan. Jack Link's donates a ton of jerky to Food Bank. CSP Net, 6/11/2015
Food Research and Action Center Honors American Academy of Pediatrics President, New York City SNAP Task Force at 25th Annual Benefit Dinner. FRAC.org, 6/10/2015
Revealing Look at Snug Harbor’s alluring attractions. Highlights Heritage Farm’s partnership with Food Bank. SI Live, 6/7/2015
Big city, big need: NYC food bank asks for $16 million to combat growing need. RT News, 6/4/2015
The Rise of Food-Studies Programs. The Atlantic, 6/1/2015
NYC Wine & Food Fest Returns with Midnight Jazz Breakfast, the Art of Sushi, and More. The Daily Meal, 5/27/2015.
French Bull + Cheeky Launch Party Hosted at the Spotted Pig. Featuring Food Bank Culinary Council Chair Mario Batali. Downtown Magazine, 5/26/2015
To Feed More, Food Pantries Learn from Supermarkets. NY Times, 5/22/2015
Hunger a ‘women’s issue,’ Food Bank NYC’s chief says. CNBC, 5/10/2015
Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards Dinner. Socially Superlative, 5/5/2015
Sandy Kenyon goes Backstage with the Cast of "The Chew". WABC-TV NY, 5/4/2015
Celebrity Chefs at Food Bank For New York City's Can Do Awards. OK! TV, 5/1/2015
Try-Day Friday: Taking on the Food Stamp Challenge. ABC News Good Morning America, 5/1/2015
Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards. Behind the Velvet Rope, 4/30/2015
Artist Updates: Krystal Keith, Little Big Town, Sunny Sweeney. Music Row, 4/30/2015
Women of Distinction. New York Social Diary, 4/30/2015
Food Bank For NYC Raises $2 Million At Can Do Awards Gala. Look to the Stars, 4/24/2015
Citi Supports 'Teach Children To Save' Campaign To Help Educate And Prepare Kids For Positive Financial Futures. CNN Money, 4/24/2015
Michael J. Fox, Little Big Town represent at Food Bank For New York Can Do Gala. Examiner, 4/24/2015
Chatting Cooking with Anne Burrell. AM NY, 4/23/2015
Stamped Out. US Weekly, May 2015 print issue.
Little Big Town are Helping Fight Hunger at the Can Do Awards Dinner. Country Music Tattle Tale, 4/23/2015
Jon Bon Jovi, Little Big Town, 50 Cent Join Screen Stars to Raise Money, Awareness for Food Bank. Billboard, 4/22/2015
Sandra Lee Gets Emotional at Food Bank's Can Do Awards. Page Six, 4/22/2015
Michael J. Fox, Mario Batali, Jon Bon Jovi, Raise Money, Awareness for Food Bank at New York Gala. Hollywood Reporter, 4/22/2015
Food Network Chefs Raise Hunger Awareness with Food Bank For New York City at Annual Can Do Awards. Food Network, 4/22/2015
Food Bank For New York City Raises Over Two Million Dollars For Hunger Relief At Star-Studded Can Do Awards Gala April 21. PR Newswire, 4/22/2015
Star Tracks: Michael J. Fox and Jon Bon Jovi team up for a good cause at the Food Bank for New York City Can Do Awards Dinner Gala. People, 4/22/2015
de Blasio and Human Resources Administration Commissioner Steven Banks
Announce FoodHelp.nyc to Connect New Yorkers to SNAP Benefits. NYC.gov, 4/21/2015
What Gwyneth Paltrow's Food Stamps Failure Taught Us. Shape, 4/21/2015
Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State, To Talk At Can Do Awards Dinner. Look to the Stars, 4/20/2015
Lean management for the public good - an interview with Margarette Purvis on Toyota and Food Bank for New York City teaming up to defeat hunger in the Big Apple. Planet Lean, 4/20/2015
How Gwyneth Paltrow succeeded by failing the Food Stamp Challenge. MSNBC, 4/18/2015
Gwyneth Paltrow consciously uncouples from $29/week food challenge after 4 days. NBC's Today, 4/17/2015
Gwyneth Paltrow Only Lasted 4 Days out of Her 1 Week Food Stamp Challenge. In Touch, 4/17, 2015
Food Bank For New York City to Welcome Special Guest Speaker Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State, to Annual Can Do Awards Dinner on April 21st at Cipriani Wall Street. PR Newswire, 4/16/2015
Kimberly Schlapman on NASH FM. 4/16/2015
Why Gwyneth Paltrow's Food Stamp Challenge is So Valuable. Time Magazine, 4/15/2015
My $29 Food Stamp Challenge – and the Recipes (& Brouhaha) that Ensued. Goop.com, 4/15/2015
Gwyneth Paltrow 'Should Be Praised' for Living on $29 Food Stamp Budget, NY Charity Says. The Wrap, 4/14/2015
Gwyneth Paltrow is on Food Stamps This Week. Stop Making Fun of Her. Slate, 4/14/2015
Why Kelly Bensimon Wants to Help Hungry New Yorkers. Gotham Magazine, 4/14/2015
Gwyneth Paltrow's Food Stamp Experience vs. Reality. Huffington Post, 4/13/2015
Gwyneth Paltrow tries to live on $29 for a week. Includes interview with Food Bank President & CEO Margarette Purvis. NBC's Today, 4/13/2015
Gwyneth Paltrow Cuts Back for Food Stamp Challenge. CNN, 4/11/2015
Gwyneth Paltrow Lives on Food Stamps for One Week #FoodBankNYCChallenge. US Weekly, 4/10/2015
Gwyneth Paltrow is living on Food Stamps for a Week. Elle, 4/10/2015
Tax Season 2015: IRS Cutbacks Cripple Taxpayer Services For Poor, Elderly. International Business Times, 4/7/2015
Masbia and Food Bank Provide for Passover Meals. 5 Towns Jewish Times, 4/2/2015
Will Congress Let Hunger Hold Women Down? Editorial by Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis. City Limits, 3/31/2015
City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito Prepares Passover Meals At Masbia Kitchen. JP Updates, 3/30/2015
'Time Out for Hunger' aids Food Bank for NYC. News 12 Brooklyn, 3/29/2015
New Yorkers Can Help Fight Hunger By Dining Out Sunday. CBS New York, 3/29/2015
Most Compelling Women in Travel. Featuring Food Bank Board member Gail Grimmett. Premier Traveler, 3/29/2015
Above and Beyond 2015 Class. Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis is among the honorees this year. City and State, 3/26/2015
Eat Out for Hunger this Sunday: Help Feed Needy New Yorkers. The Daily Meal, 3/26/2015
Food Bank for NYC to Distribute Passover Emergency Packages. Jewish Voice NY, 3/25/2015
Texas de Brazil NYC Participates in Time Out For Hunger 2015. PR Newswire, 3/25/2015
Free Ways to File Your Taxes. CNN Money, 3/24/2015
Staten Island Hunger Task Force to host legislative breakfast. SI Live, 3/24/2015
Time Out NY and Food Bank For NYC to Host “Time Out for Hunger”. Downtown Magazine, 3/20/2015
This Week On FM Magazine: Take Time Out For Hunger. CBS radio, 3/15/2015
Women in Business: Gloria Pitagorsky, Managing Director/Executive Producer, Heard City. Huffington Post, 3/15/2015
Little Big Town head to the Can Do Awards Dinner. AXS, 3/14/2015
Republicans float changes to food stamp funding. Al Jazeera, 3/13/2015
Little Big Town To Perform At Food Bank for NYC Awards Dinner. Country Music Rocks, 3/13/2015
NYC Looks to Expand Free Tax Prep Services. Accounting Today, 3/13/2015
Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards Dinner. Socially Superlative, 3/12/2015
Free tax preparation help for low-income households. SI Live, 3/11/2015
Food Bank of NYC Kicks off Pesach Relief Campaign. Hamodia, 3/11/2015
Rangel Urges Use of Free Tax Services: IRS Free File Provides Federal Income Tax Solutions to all Taxpayers. Charles Rangel official site, 3/6/2015
Little Big Town’s “Can-Do” Attitude Toward Ending Hunger. CMT, 3/6/2015
Tom Colicchio To Be Honored At Food Bank For NYC Can Do Awards. Look to the Stars, 3/5/2105
Food Bank For New York City to Present Annual Can Do Awards Dinner on April 21st Honoring Tom Colicchio & Lori Silverbush, Stavros
Niarchos Foundation, and Sandra Lee-Simply Living Publishing. Reuters, 3/4/2015
More Help Needed for Vulnerable. Albany Times-Union, 2/24/2015
How 4 NYC Organizations are Bringing Nutrition and Fitness Education to the Classroom. AM New York, 2/22/2015
Food Bank Tax Help Program Expanding its Services. Coverage of Food Bank’s Financial Services in Schools initiative. Capital New York, 2/12/2015
Study Reveals Alarming Hunger Statistics in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 2/12/2015
Food insecurity is rampant in NYC but financial coaching helps: Study. Coverage of Food Bank’s new White Paper. AM New York, 2/11/2015
Free Tax Assistance Sites Help Eligible New Yorkers Get Maximum Refunds. NY1, 2/11/2015
Anti-Hunger Advocates: Financial Literacy Aid Needed as Well. Fox NY, 2/11/2015
Consumer Affairs Commissioner Talks Earned Income Tax Credit. NY1, 2/10/2015
New Program Teaches Poor Families to Stretch Their Dollars. Crain's NY Business, 2/10/2015
Free Tax Prep Help in NYC. NYC on the Cheap, 2/6/2015
City Gives $1.7 Million to Food Bank Tax-Help Program. Capital NY, 2/5/2015
Gratis: Food Bank te ayuda a completar tus impuestos. NY1 Noticias, 2/5/2015
City Pushes Free Tax Prep, Underused Tax Credit. Brooklyn Downtown Star, 2/4/2015
How Star Power Helped Feed New Yorkers Over the Holidays. PR Week, 1/31/2015
Got leftovers? Donate your food stockpiled for the blizzard that wasn’t to NYC pantries. WPIX, 1/29/2015
Salvaging Snowmaggedon’s bounty. Metro NY, 1/28/2015
How to Help People in Need Affected by Blizzard of 2015. Huffington Post, 1/28/2015
Is The Economy Getting Better? What Obama's State Of The Union Left Out. International Business Times, 1/21/2015
Rachael Ray, Sunny Anderson and Extended Stay America Hotels Team Up To Fight Hunger. Reuters, 1/21/2015
Is The Economy Getting Better? What Obama's State Of The Union Left Out. International Business Times, 1/21/2015
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.: A day of service at Project Hospitality's food pantry. SI Live, 1/20/2015
Volunteers Sort Almost 20K Lbs of Food for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. DNAInfo, 1/19/2015
Do-gooders take to the Bronx for MLK day giveaway. NY Daily News, 1/19/2015
Food Bank of NY hosts first food pantry at BX school. News 12 Bronx, 1/17/2015
Disney VoluntEARS lend a hand at Bronx food bank for New Yorkers in need. ABC NY, 1/15/2015
Where to get free tax prep help in NYC. NYC on the Cheap, 1/15/2015
Vote for NYC's best grilled cheese at next week's Big Cheesy. Time Out NY, 1/15/2015
Lean Enterprise Institute’s 2015 Lean Transformation Summit Will Deliver Inspiration as Well as Practical Information. Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis will co-keynote this event March 4-5. PRWeb, 1/15/2015
Are You A Student Leader Who Serves The Community? Harlem World, 1/11/2015