Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

Food Bank For New York City’s free citywide tax assistance and financial services program helps low-income families and individuals take a significant step from food poverty toward self-sufficiency.  And we rely on volunteers to support this impactful anti-poverty work. In the last 15 years, Food Bank’s tax program has put more than $1 billion back into the pockets of hardworking New Yorkers who are unable to afford expensive accountants and tax services. Through the support of IRS certified volunteer tax preparers, Food Bank is able to offer the same expertise and professionalism – free of charge.


Transition your financial skills into goodwill, and help thousands of low income New Yorkers receive free tax refunds and credits that can stabilize their lives and while bringing in more funds into New York City. In 2016 alone, each volunteer secured an average of $35,000 in refunds for New Yorkers in need.

Email us at taxvolunteer@foodbanknyc.org  with any questions!