Earned Income Tax Credit Program

The Food Bank For New York City operates the largest civilian Earned Income Tax Credit program in the nation, connecting the working poor with public benefits designed to help lift individuals and families out of poverty. The Food Bank staffs and operates 10 tax assistance sites throughout the five boroughs in New York City and a mobile unit during tax season. Last year alone, the Food Bank’s Earned IncomeTax Credit Program served 33,000 NewYorkers and processed 35,000 tax returns, which resulted in $63 million in tax refunds. 2010 Summit Award Winners