The following is a list of our favorite resources for the latest in food advocacy and research. The institutions listed that conduct research offer data spanning many years—these resources have been marked with an asterisk (*), while the organizations involved in advocacy have been indicated with a plus sign (+). Indented links indicate particular reports or write-ups that we find especially pertinent to the current discussion on food-insecurity and hunger in NYC and nationally.


Center on Budget and Policy Priorities*

Food Assistance Research


City Harvest*+

Research and Reports

     Overlooked and Undercounted: The Struggle to Make Ends Meet in New York City


The City of New York, Food Policy*

2015 Food Metrics Report


Feeding America*+

Hunger in America

     Map The Meal Gap


Food Bank For New York City*+

Policy and Research

     Food Poverty in NYC

     Hunger Cliff NYC: Bridging A City's Monthly 5.3 Million Meal Loss


Food Research and Action Center*+

Data and Publications


The Hamilton Project*

Economic Security and Poverty

     Twelve Facts About Food Insecurity and SNAP


Hunger Free America*+

Annual Report on Hunger

     New York City Coalition Against Hunger, New York City Hunger Report 2015



The Reality of Hunger

     Hunger By The Numbers


New York City Food Policy Center At Hunter College*+



Robin hood Foundation*

Poverty Tracker


We all know there are many different points of view to be found on the internet. Use our list of favorite blogs to find the most pertinent opinions on matters of food systems, policy and advocacy. 


Anna Lappé


Bread For The World


Food Politics by Marion Nestle


Food Tank


Just Food


NPR: The Salt


Why Hunger



Each hunger-fighting organization in NYC lists different food pantries and soup kitchens. This is why we have collected all of the food finding resources into this one section—to make finding food easier. 


Find food in New York City:

Food Bank for New York City, Food Program Locator

Emergency hotline: 212-566-7855


Hunger Free America, Food Finder


New York City Hunger Hotline

1-866-692-3663 or 1-866-888-8777


Nation-wide resources for finding food:

Feeding America, Find Your Local Food Bank



Hunger Hotline, Monday through Friday (8am to 8pm EST)

1-866-3-HUNGRY for English, or 1-877-8-HAMBRE for Spanish

       National Hunger Clearing House

       Summer Meals Database