“We need to feed the hungry in the name of Jesus,
and that is a high honor and call.
We need to make sure that none of our neighbors are ever turned away when they look to the church for help.”
-Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
SNAP applications processes –
up 66% from 2019
households receiving Food
Pantry Distributions –
up 68% from 2019
total meals provided –
So, what is food insecurity?
Food insecurity is a household’s inability to provide enough nutritious food for every person in it to live an active, healthy life. Hunger is just a part of food insecurity.
Over 1.5 million New Yorkers are experiencing food insecurity. A 38% increase since pre-Covid-19 conditions.
How does food insecurity affect a family?
Associated with diet-sensitive chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. It can lead to delayed development in young children, and increases the risk of illness like asthma, anemia, hyperactivity, anxiety and aggression in school-age children.
Linked with poverty, families are often forced to make hard choices about where to spend their money – on food, healthcare or housing.
If You or Someone You Know Needs Food
Access soup kitchens and food pantries through our Find Help Directory
We acknowledge the following for their incredibly generous efforts and support
the Feeding Our Neighbors program:
All Archdiocesan Catholic Schools | Local parishes within the Archdiocese
Archdiocesan Catechetical Office | Office of Youth Ministry and the Catholic Charities Federation