Soapbox works with Clean The World to donate bar soaps to Food Bank for NYC. These bar soaps are made from hotel bar soaps that have been remade into larger bars. These are given out to clients of the food bank. SNAP funds, the national food assistance program, are not able to be used for non-food items such as soap and personal hygiene products. Because of this, and because many people donating to food banks don't think to bring non food items to a food bank, there is a major need for non-food items at these organizations. Your purchases are impacting people here in the US who are in real need of personal care items with few places to go to get them!
Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for approximately 64 million free meals per year for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $150 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 275,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts.