In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state lawmakers stepped up by creating Nourish New York (NNY), a nationally recognized program that connects hungry families with healthy food. NNY provides funding to food banks and food relief organizations to purchase directly from New York-based farmers and producers.

Since its inception, over $150 million has been allocated to the program – to the benefit of over 4,000 New York-based farmers, food hubs, and other businesses. Nourish New York equips emergency food providers with healthy food including fruits, vegetables, dairy, and proteins while enhancing the availability of halal, kosher, and culturally relevant food options.

WE CALL ON NEW YORK STATE to strengthen the program by investing $75M in the 2024-2025 New York State budget.