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Following are highlights of media coverage concerning the 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 and television, radio and Web coverage.

For more information, including copies of available articles, please contact Carol Schneider,  Associate Director, Media Relations. 

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MARCH 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

Above and Beyond 2015 Class.  Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis is among the honorees this year.  City and State, 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


America’s hunger crisis is getting worse.  MSNBC, 12/31/2014

How to Create a Real Social Impact.  Strategic Finance, 12/2014 (Mentions Toyota's collaboration with Food Bank)

Doing Good Is More Than Just Good Business. Latino Magazine, 1/1/2015 (print only)

Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town at Food Bank for Smithfield "Lend a Ham" Campaign.  Access Hollywood, 12/30/2014

Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 12/29 – Special Mike Posner Edition! CW Detroit, 12/30/2014

Masbia Kosher Soup Kitchen Struggles Due to Federal Cuts. JPUpdates, 12/30/2014

How to Donate Stock to a Charity. Kiplinger, 12/29/2014

How to Donate Stock to a Charity. NASDAQ, 12/29/2014  

Rising Trend: Donating Stock to Charity.  CNN Money, 12/24/2014

Little Big Town and the Big Apple.  The Better Show, 12/24/2014

From Hip-Hop to Hunger: Media mogul 50 Cent uses his business savvy to fight hunger at home and around the world.  CNN, 12/22/2014

Jets Win With Holiday Cheer At Harlem Food Bank. Harlem World, 12/20/2014

America’s Economy Is Recovering, But Its Food Security Isn’t.  Vice Munchies, 12/19/2014

An Alarming Number Of Food Pantries Are Slashing Portions To Meet Rising Demand.  Huffington Post, 12/19/2014

Holiday Cards that Fight Hunger.  Metro NY, 12/17/2014.

Holiday Gifs that Give Back.  NY Daily News, 12/17/2014.

Jets Help People in Need with Donation to Food Bank For New York City.  WABC, 12/16/2014

America's real hunger game: 50 million in crisis.  CNBC, 12/12/2014

Confidential Column: 50 Cent pitches in at the Harlem Community Kitchen.  NY Daily News, 12/12/2014.

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman Asks Fans to Lend a Ham This Holiday Season.  Taste of Country, 12/10/2014.

10 Food-Related NYC Charities That Could Use Your Donation This Holiday Season.  Village Voice, 12/10/2014.

Food Bank feeds neediest New Yorkers. WPIX NY, 12/5/2014

'The Chew': On Location: NYC CookShop Program. ABC, 12/4/2014

The front lines of the fight against hunger. MSNBC, 12/4/2014

HouseTab drives usage with charity donations. NFCWorld, 12/1/2014


City Food Pantries Report They are Running Low. Brooklyn Reader, 11/30/2014&

Legally Blind Single Mother Living On $21,000 Is Just Grateful To Finally Have A Turkey This Year&. Huffington Post, 11/27/2014

Help Feed the Hungry. Fox NY, 11/26/2014

Anti-Hunger Experts Discuss Fight to Keep New Yorkers Fed. NY1, 11/25/2014

Behind The Scenes Of New York's Massive Thanksgiving Meals Operation. FastCo.Exist, 11/25/2014

New York Soup Kitchens, Food Banks Prepare for Thanksgiving Amid Donation Shortage. NY Observer, 11/25/2014

Where to Donate & Volunteer this Holiday Season. Gothamist, 11/25/2014

Food Bank For New York City in desperate need of food donations. WABC New York, 11/24/2014

Food Bank For NYC Says Need For Emergency Food Remains High. CBS New York, 11/24/2014

City's food pantries saw surge in people follow SNAP cuts: Report. AM New York, 11/24/2014

City pantries running low on food as demand rises: report. NY Daily News, 11/24/2014

City Food Pantries Struggle to Meet High Demand. NY1 News, 11/24/2014

Uno de cada cinco neoyorquinos utiliza los servicios del Banco de Alimentos. NY1 Noticias, 11/24/2014

NYC report: Need for emergency food remains high. Fox New York, 11/24/2014

Food pantries stretched to breaking point by food stamp cuts. Jazeera America, 11/24/2014

Food Bank for New York City brings its 'Thankful to Give' campaign to Staten Island Hurricane Sandy victims. 11/21/2014

Thanksgiving Mitzvah! Free Kosher Turkeys in Flatbush. Brooklyn Brief, 11/21/2014

Food Bank Chief Fuels Up on Faith and Breakfast. The New York Times, 11/20/2014

The stars get cookin' at a New York City soup kitchen. People Magazine, 11/20/2014

Kosher food pantry distributes meals to Sandy victims. News 12 Brooklyn, 11/20/2014

Charitable couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick get into the holiday spirit as they volunteer at Food Bank. The Daily Mail, 11/19/2014

Ulrich and Levin Announce Veterans Food Drive. The Forum, 11/18/2014

Food pantries: more demand, less supply. Crain's NY Business, 11/17/2014

This Is What Food Banks Actually Need. Buzzfeed, 11/16/2014

Bronx students get helping hand to fight hunger for the holidays. NY Daily News, 11/16/2014

Food Bank For New York City Launches New “Thankful to Give” Campaign. Total Food Service, 11/15/2014

The Jets’ Taste of the NFL Event. Hudson Mod, 11/14/2014

Food Bank For NY attracts stars; nutrition summit educates city youth., 11/13/2014

Ulrich announces food drive for vets. Queens Chronicle, 11/13/2014

Veterans’ food drive underway. The Riverdale Press, 11/13/2014

New York Jets Host Taste of the NFL Bash. The Source, 11/12/2014

Michael Vick Drops 'Blue Steel' After Dropping the Steelers. TMZ, 11/11/2014

Council members collecting for Veterans Food Drive. SI Advance, 11/10/2014

A Food Drive For the Nation’s Veterans, Courtesy of Bronx Council Members. Norwood News, 11/10/2014

Rego Park Principal Focuses on Student, Parent and Teacher Wellness. DNAInfo, 11/10/2014

Fitness Minute: Work out, do good. NY Daily News, 11/6/2014

No ‘SNAP’ Solution for New York City’s Food Insecure Dilemma., 11/5/2014

New York Jets, Saks 5th Avenue Team Up for Food Bank Benefit. The Daily Meal, 11/5/2014


New York City's Biggest Pizza Party Helps Feed the Hungry., 10/30/2014

2014 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE Raises $1 Million To Help Fight Hunger. PR Newswire, 10/20/2014

Stanley Tucci stops by to make his delicious beef stew with hearty sides. (A portion of proceeds from his new book goes to Food Bank). The Chew, ABC, 10/28/2014

Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation present the 2014 Good Food Org Guide., 10/26/2014

'Make a Difference Day' encourages millions to get out and give back. NBC's Today Show, 10/25/2014

Stanley Tucci Shares Some Delicious New Recipes (A portion of proceeds from his new book goes to Food Bank). Good Morning America, ABC, 10/20/2014

Mouthwatering Burgers, Great Music: The Best from NYCWFF., 10/19/2014

What Donors Want Now. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 10/19/2014

11th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest. PR Newswire, 10/16/2014

LULAC and Tyson Foods Partner to Donate a Truckload of Protein to Food Bank For New York City. Digital Journal, 10/10/2014

Food Pantries Grow on New York Campuses. The Wall Street Journal, 10/9/2014

A beautiful day brings BBQ and $1 gourmet pizza to NYC. AM New York, 10/8/2014

Tackling Food Insecurity in Harlem. Amsterdam News, 10/7/2014

Eat Dollar Pizza While Doing Some Good., 10/7/2014

Wednesday, fight hunger by eating NYC’s best pizza for just $1 at Slice Out Hunger. Brokelyn, 10/6/2014

Lee Schrager Talks 2014 New York City Wine and Food Festival. The Daily Meal, 10/3/2014

How To Eat Di Fara & More Top Pizza For Just $1. Gothamist, 10/1/2014

Celebrate America's Favorite Foods At The 2014 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Food & Wine. PR Newswire, 10/1/2014


Bryant Park Festival Features Celeb Chefs, Shines Spotlight on Hunger in the City. AM New York, 9/28/2014

11th Jets Taste of the NFL Set for Nov. 10., 9/26/2014

Keke Palmer & Brook Lopez Share Healthy Eating Tips With Harlem Students (Photos)., 9/25/2014

Kelly Killoren Bensimon: Margarette Purvis is working to end hunger with Food Bank For New York City. AM New York, 9/25/2014

Star Gazing – Keke Palmer attends Food Bank For New York City’s nutrition education summit for teens in Harlem., 9/25/2014

Food Bank For NYC and Henri Bendel Go Orange to End Hunger. Avenue Magazine, 9/24/2014

Keke Palmer & Brook Lopez Team Up For “Change One Thing Back-To-School” Tour., 9/23/2014

Lopez Plays Five-on-Five; Impressed by Teammates. ESPN New York, 9/23/2014

Go Orange Urban Adventure Scavenger Hunt. NY Daily News, 9/23/2014

New York City's Biggest Pizza Party returns! $1 Slices from NYC's Top Pizzerias at Slice Out Hunger on October 8. Reuters, 9/23/2014

Join The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented by Food & Wine in The Fight to End Hunger. PR Newswire, 9/22/2014

100 Montaditos presents first annual Running of the Bulls., 9/20/2014

Go Orange to End Hunger™ at Food Bank For New York City's Scavenger Hunt in Bryant Park. Digital Journal, 9/18/2014

New York Today: Food Bank For New York City officials headed to Washington, D.C., for Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day. The New York Times, 9/18/2014

Henrik Lundqvist Hosts Fund-Raiser at Refinery Rooftop. Women's Wear Daily, 9/18/2014

Spanish restaurant holds mock ‘Running of the Bulls’ in downtown Manhattan. Pix11, 9/18/2014

Empire State Building Lighting for Go Orange to End Hunger™ Campaign (03:45). The Chew, 9/15/2014

Food Bank For New York City Launches "Go Orange To End Hunger"™ Call To Action During September's Hunger Action Month. Reuters/PR Newswire, 9/12/2014

First Annual Running of the Bulls NYC Set for 9/18. Broadway World, 9/11/2014

Food Bank For NYC Launches Go Orange to End Hunger. NY Nonprofit Press, 9/10/2014

New York Minute: Seniors at Food Bank Got Some Free Yoga Instruction from Land Yoga. Fox NY, 9/8/2014

NYC Restaurants and Food Bank Team up to Feed Hungry. AM New York, 9/2/2014

Volunteers Work 100M Hours at Food Pantries. MSNBC, 9/1/2014


The Power and Influence Top 50: New Faces Abound. The Nonprofit Times, 8/1/2014


Dominique Jones, Food Bank For New York City’s Chief Programs Officer, shares how its programs are assisting New York students in need. Fox 5 NY Good Day Street Talk, 7/28/2014

Sky's the Limit: Chef Katie Lee with Food Bank for New York City volunteer. DELTA Magazine's Skymiles section, July 2014 issue

Ex-Giant Chris Canty Returns to The Bronx to Promote Healthy Eating. DNAInfo, 7/21/2014

Bronx native Chris Canty tackles teen eating habits at Mullaly Park. NY Daily News, 7/21/2014

Food Organizations Emphasize Healthy Eating. Epoch Times, 7/21/2014

De Blasio Administration Taps New Advisory Board to Help Develop New York City's Next Wave of Community Schools. (Food Bank CEO Margarette Purvis named to board.) 7/17/2014

A New Form Of Giving. Forbes, 7/10/2014

LULAC and Tyson Donate Chicken to New York City Ahead of Convention. Latin Post, 7/8/2014

Elevating Nutrition. EJ|USA - U.S. Department of State, July 2014 issue


Once Shuttered Bronx Food Pantry Finds Creative Way to Serve Hungry Residents. NY Daily News, 6/26/2014

Fundraising Gets a Welcome Lift. Crain's NY Business, 6/16/2014

Council Considering More Funding for Food Bank's Tax Return Program. City & State, 6/11/2014

The Brian Lehrer Show: Home Economics for the 21st Century. WNYC Radio, 6/9/2014


Majority of New York’s Needy Children Miss Out on Free Summer Lunches. Epoch Times, 5/30/2014

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Returns with an All-Star Roster of Chefs, Winemakers, Spirits Producers, and Culinary Personalities. Reuters, 5/22/2014

10 Chefs who are Bringing a Food Revolution to America., 5/19/2014

Tom Colicchio, Citizen Chef. The New York Times, 5/16/2014

Florida Georgia Line Visit Food Bank For New York City. Taste of Country, 5/10/2014

Lunch for All, and a Stigma for None. NY Daily News, 5/8/2014

Florida Georgia Line Fights Hunger at New York Food Bank. Great American Country, 5/5/2014


Rolling Out the Orange Carpet. The Wall Street Journal, 4/10/2014

Food Bank's Tax Service Puts Money in the Hands of Those in Need. The New York Times, 4/7/2014

Food Bank For New York City Holds Free Tax Prep Event in Brooklyn. Brooklyn News, 4/4/2014

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