Our Cause

NYCWFF is a Charity Event.

NYCWFF has raised over $11.5 million dollars to help fight hunger! 100% of the net proceeds benefit the No Kid Hungry® campaign and Food Bank For New York City to end childhood hunger in America and the five boroughs of New York City.

Every year, NYCWFF raises nearly $1 million for these charities helping them better provide for those they serve and closing the gap on hunger in our country.

No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

“The No Kid Hungry campaign is making unprecedented progress in the fight to end childhood hunger, connecting kids to more than 775 million meals so far. Childhood hunger is a solvable problem, and with NYCWFF’s help, we’re solving it.”

Billy Shore,
Executive Chairman
Share Our Strength,
the organization
behind No Kid Hungry

For 35 years, Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for nearly 63 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $110 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 50,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org.

“At Food Bank For New York City, $1 buys us 5 meals. 5 meals for a person in need, there is not a grocery store on the planet where you are going to get 5 meals for $1. We’ve gotten quite a lot of traction through our partnership with NYCWFF.”

Margarette Purvis,
President and CEO of
Food Bank For New York City