Gotham Food Pantry

Promoting Food Justice

The Mission

Gotham is committed to establishing Food Justice through the five boroughs through a hyper-local, sustainable approach that empowers historically underserved communities.

By bridging the divide between the city’s largest food rescue organizations and mutual aid feeding initiatives we aim to expedite distribution, reduce food waste, and expand access to nutritious food for those in need.

The Numbers

Number of New York City residents, nearly 1 in 3, who are food insecure (Mann, 2020)

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The rise in NYC food insecurity since the start of COVID-19
(Mann, 2020)

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Percentage of discarded food in New York City that is edible
(Hoover, 2017)

Pounds of food wasted per family per week (Hoover, 2017)

Hours it takes per week to help make your community food secure

The Facts

A household that is food insecure has limited or uncertain access to enough food to support a healthy life.

People of color are disproportionately affected by food insecurity, as well as its attendant ills and socio-economic disadvantages. Studies have shown that Black people are nearly twice as likely to face food insecurity compared to other Americans.

According to Feeding America, children are more likely to face food insecurity than any other group in the United States. Children who experience food insecurity are at a higher risk of developing asthma, struggling with anxiety or depression, and performing poorly in school or physical activities.

People who are food insecure are more likely to be obese or suffer from chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease.

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