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The New York Times: Adding Pantries and Spice to New York’s Hungry Neighborhoods

A coalition of New York City’s leading emergency food providers is progressing to bring more food to those who need it most.

This week’s New York Times Metro section highlights the ways the Helmsley-supported Food Assistance Collaborative is working together to make strategic changes to the system. Through the Collaborative’s efforts, an additional 10 million pounds of food are being distributed to the city’s highest need neighborhoods. Implementation of new technology such as the mobile app Plentiful is enhancing coordination for clients, pantries, and providers.

“One thing that’s been clear over the years is that the Collaborative was a missing ingredient,” said the city commissioner of social services Steven Banks.

Read the full piece at nytimes.com.

The Collaborative, convened by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Food Policy, is a partnership between City Harvest, United Way of New York City, the New York City Human Resources Administration, and the New York State Department of Health Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program.