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TEN (Tiered Engagement Network)

Food Bank For New York City has a robust network that includes more than 850 member programs. Each one has different capacities and all have the potential to work together to meet the needs of their community, given the right resources.

TEN links member programs—each playing different roles in providing services—to refer clients to each other and together provide a full range of needed benefits, from emergency food to SNAP benefits (food stamps) to income tax assistance and more. Because clients have an established and trusted relationship with their local emergency food provider, odds are they’ll be receptive to the outreach and follow through with the referral.

All sites, regardless of their role, receive training, materials and technical assistance from the Food Bank;  member agencies that refer their clients using the TEN Tracker receive food grants to help them meet increased demand.  Based on the role they play, programs receive grants to pay for computers and related technology, staff, and other operational support. We also work with each neighborhood network to incorporate involvement from other community institutions, such as schools and hospitals.


How TEN Works

TEN Levels

Over the last year, TEN has expanded from over 200 participating organizations to over 478.  Through this award-winning program, Food Bank has helped organizations citywide submit over 1,000 referrals a month for over 180 different benefits and services such as SNAP, workforce, and health programs.

Interested in Joining TEN?

Does your agency refer clients for SNAP, health insurance, or other benefits?  Do other agencies refer their clients to you? It can be hard to find out what happens to clients after they are referred for benefits or other services - but not anymore. TEN links agencies in the same neighborhood to one another with the TEN Tracker, an easy-to-use database that tracks referral outcomes. TEN also connects agencies with local partners who help clients access benefits in their own communities, without ever having to go into government offices. Email Member Services to find out how your agency can get involved!

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