During our 2016-2017 fiscal year, Food Bank of Central New York distributed 14,162,208 pounds of food across central and northern New York.
That's 11,801,840 meals provided to hungry individuals and families through our network of 262 emergency food programs.
- 17% of our distributed product was fresh produce (2,355,408 pounds)
- 26% of food distributed was United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) product (3,614,383 pounds)
Over the last fiscal year, our service programs have also reached astounding goals:
|3,996,075 pounds of fresh food was rescued from 103 retail grocery partners for immediate distribution through our Retail Partnership Program.|
|24,350 milk coupons were distributed through 202 partner agencies to be redeemed at partnering grocery retailers.|
|81,076 meals were distributed to 569 children at 11 Kids Cafe program sites in Onondaga County.|
|30,246 meals were distributed to 1,066 children at Summer Food Service Program sites during summer months when free school meals are not available. The sites were located in Cayuga, Lewis, and Onondaga counties.|
|37 distributions were held through our Mobile Food Pantry program, providing nutritious, perishable food to 2,452 households. The food distributed through this program was enough to create 74,196 meals.|
|14,487 Food $en$e packages were sold and distributed through 38 program sites.|
|556 volunteers donated 4,826 hours of their time valued at more than $135,417.|
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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