Community Food Security Coalition
This national coalition defines food security as “the state in which all persons obtain a nutritionally adequate, culturally acceptable diet at all times through local non-emergency sources. Food security broadens the traditional conception of hunger, embracing a systemic view of the causes of hunger and poor nutrition within a community while identifying the changes necessary to prevent their occurrence. Food security programs confront hunger and poverty.” Their website lists upcoming workshops, helpful publications, and contact people around the country.
The national network of food banks, Feeding America, has a list of all its member programs in New York State (to the left of the page) as well as a food program locator for NYC on its website. It also has public policy information, results of its national surveys, and more.
Food Bank Association of NYS represents the Food banks in NYS.
Foodlink is one of the oldest and most innovative food banks in the US. Its mission is to provide hunger relief, eliminate the root causes of hunger, improve health and promote economic development
Hunger Solutions New York The goal of Hunger Solutions New York (formerly The Nutrition Consortium of New York State) is to reduce hunger, with their efforts directed toward the issues contributing to hunger and potential solutions for the low income populations of our state. See their Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) contact page to get in touch with someone in your community to help with Food Stamps.
Westside Campaign Against Hunger is one of the largest and most innovative food pantries in NYC.
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.