During our 2018-2019 fiscal year, Food Bank of Central New York distributed 15,623,010 pounds of food across central and northern New York.
That's 13,019,175 meals provided to hungry individuals and families through our network of 282 emergency food programs.
- 21% of our distributed product was fresh produce (3,250,046 pounds)
- 26% of food distributed was United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) product (4,431,422 pounds)
Over the last fiscal year, our service programs have also reached astounding goals:
|4,782,019 pounds of fresh food was rescued from 100 retail grocery partners for immediate distribution through our Retail Partnership Program.|
|27,117 milk coupons were distributed through partner agencies to be redeemed at partnering grocery retailers.|
|71,970 meals were distributed to children at 15 Kids Cafe program sites in Onondaga County.|
|25,309 meals were distributed to children at 16 Summer Food Service Program sites during summer months when free school meals are not available. Sites are located in Cayuga, Lewis, Onondaga, and St. Lawrence counties.|
|137 distributions were held through our Mobile Food Pantry program, providing nutritious, perishable food to 11,493 households. The food distributed through this program was enough to create 519,549 meals.|
|13,826 Food $en$e packages were sold and distributed through 37 program sites.|
|996 volunteers donated 6,359603 hours of their time valued at more than $167,709.|
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Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community.
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