9 Million Reasons - Covid-19 Response

9 Million Reasons runs the largest community food pantry in New York City — we hand out 50,000 pounds of groceries per day. In February, we were feeding 2,000 families per month, but when the pandemic hit, food insecurity in NYC doubled within a matter of days. By mid-April, 9MR staffers and volunteers were working around the clock to meet the extraordinary demand. We now feed more than 30,000 families per month and the need is still extreme due to mass unemployment and the lack of a vaccine. With vulnerable communities facing very uncertain futures, we need your help.  

Our goal: 

We are looking to raise $500,000 to keep our operations going in Queens, where we work out of a converted church. Here’s where the money will be going:

Expand fridge space: $35,000
Two box trucks: $75,000
Debt to suppliers: $30,000
Debt to the church: $70,000
Diapers and hygiene: $1,000/week
Rice, beans, and fruit: $3,000/week
Plastic bags: $2,500/week 
Sanitation supplies: $300/week
Electric bill: $1,250/week
Salaries: $1,350/week
Delivery expenses: $1,200/week
Port-o-potty: $1,800/year
PPE for volunteers: $500/week

Please help us reach our goal by donating to this campaign and sharing this page with your network! Any dollar amount is appreciated and 100 percent of it will be used to keep families from going hungry. For more information on 9 Million Reasons and to find out ways to volunteer, please visit us at www.9millionreasons.nyc. Thank you for your support!

*Please note that some of the statistics in our video are out of date! We've grown since recording in May.


  • Kate Huling  
    • $100 
    • 4 hrs
  • Jake Stangel 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Dave Geeting 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 3 d
  • Myeongsoo Kim 
    • $470 
    • 3 d
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Fundraising team: 9MillionReasons (2)

Andrew Marko 
Raised $350 from 2 donations
Long Island City, NY
9 Million Reasons Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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John Thorp 
Team member
Raised $1,340 from 17 donations
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