Five Borough Food Flow

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The Five Borough Food Flow is a study by NYC’s Economic Development Agency of the last-mile food distribution system that feeds New York City and its millions of visitors every year. This complex network of food hubs, distribution centers, trucking routes, and point-of-sale outlets ranks among the largest food distribution systems in the nation. With demand on the rise and billions of pounds of food flowing through the city every year, this study helps us understand how New York City’s food distribution system is changing and informs our work to make it sounder, stronger, and more resilient. The last study was completed in 2016.