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According to the Food Bank for New York City (Food Bank NYC) fiscal 2016 tax filing and consolidated audit of June 30, 2016, Food Bank NYC received donated food inventory valued at $42,625,454 and distributed donated food valued at $42,461,684 in fiscal 2016. The total amount of food distributed by Food Bank NYC, including purchased food and government programs, was valued at $77,480,600 in fiscal 2016. (See IRS Form 990 Schedule M, the Audited Consolidated Statement of Activities & Audit Note 8.)

The Food Bank for New York City also received in-kind contributed services, "primarily legal services," valued at $381,404 in fiscal 2016 (Audit Note 2L).

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