world is on a downward spiral economically, perpetuated by the greatest
recession since the 1930’s. The number of individuals affected
continues to grow unabated, while governmental agencies faced with
growing deficits, impose severe budget cuts on social service programs.
These budget cuts viewed by elected officials as necessary for the
economic recovery of the nation, are challenging the safety nets that
poor and low income families consider to be essential for their
difficult times, Food First, Inc. upholds its commitment to assist
marginalizes groups and individuals who are struggling with economic
uncertainty, chronic illness or domestic violence. We continue to
provide affordable housing, supportive services, food and nutrition
programs and emergency shelter to individuals throughout New York City,
as well as life sustaining programs overseas. We advocate for the
education and self empowerment of all individuals, believing these
tools to be essential for the attainment of a life filled with dignity.
Food First, Inc.
continues to advocate for the day when an individual’s success is
measured by the hard work and sacrifices they have made and when they
are compensated for this work with a wage that allows them to support
their families without the need for governmental subsidy.
We would like to
express our appreciation to all who have supported our agency’s
mission and whose valuable contributions and support have allowed us to
continue providing quality services to those in need for another year.