During our 2017-2018 fiscal year, Food Bank of Central New York distributed 14,574,911 pounds of food across central and northern New York.
That's 12,145,759 meals provided to hungry individuals and families through our network of 280 emergency food programs.
- 17% of our distributed product was fresh produce (2,468,103 pounds)
- 24% of food distributed was United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) product (3,505,579 pounds)
Over the last fiscal year, our service programs have also reached astounding goals:
|4,430,349 pounds of fresh food was rescued from 102 retail grocery partners for immediate distribution through our Retail Partnership Program.|
|31,330 milk coupons were distributed through partner agencies to be redeemed at partnering grocery retailers.|
|83,716 meals were distributed to children at 14 Kids Cafe program sites in Onondaga County.|
|23,816 meals were distributed to children at 15 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.|
|74 distributions were held through our Mobile Food Pantry program, providing nutritious, perishable food to 6,830 households. The food distributed through this program was enough to create 278,155 meals.|
|13,326 Food $en$e packages were sold and distributed through 37 program sites.|
|748 volunteers donated 5,603 hours of their time valued at more than $138,338.|
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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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