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Feeding the hungry

Here is a comparison of food banks across upstate New York

Food Bank of Western New York

Service area: four counties

People served monthly: 96,170 (38,685 children; 7,847 seniors)

Pounds distributed annually: 11,830,606

Pounds collected through food drives annually: 484,462

Foodlink (Rochester)

Service area: 10 counties

People served monthly: 133,203 (37,730 children; 11,112 seniors)

Pounds distributed annually: 16.7 million

Pounds collected annually: 152,528

Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira)

Service area: six counties

People served monthly: 104,660 (38,920 children; 15,463 seniors)

Pounds distributed annually: 7,852,972

Pounds collected annually: 90,000

Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Albany)

Service area: 23 counties

People served monthly in 2012: 295,629 (90,996 children; 21,426 seniors)

Pounds distributed annually: 27,704,054

Pounds collected annually: 84,706

Food Bank of Central New York (Syracuse)

Service area: 11 counties

People served monthly: 184,318 (37,754 children; 14,745 seniors)

Pounds distributed annually: 13,420,441

Pounds collected annually: 85,759

Note: Information listed is for fiscal year ending June 30. The number of people served monthly is an average, and does not represent unique individuals.

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