Feeding America: $1,400,000

Eight-month grant. This grant provides funds for a New York State “Fresh To Go” produce and dairy box program. The program will supply pre-packed boxes of fresh food to our food banks. These boxes are easier for food banks, food pantries and clients to handle, and support the low-social-contact method of food distribution while the pandemic is ongoing. The dairy and produce going into these boxes will originate in New York state, and the boxes will be packed by a New York-based company. We expect to provide 92,000 Fresh To Go boxes with nearly two million pounds of food to hungry New Yorkers.