Donate Food

City Harvest rescues food from all segments of the food industry including restaurants, wholesalers, green markets, bakeries, caterers, hospitals and corporate cafeterias, as well as canned food drives.

Scheduled Donors

Donors who consistently have 100 pounds of food or more may be put on a truck route for weekly or daily pick-ups. For more information or to become a Scheduled Donor, please call the Food Sourcing department at 646.412.0758.

Call-In Donors

Donors who occasionally have 100 pounds or more of food can schedule a pick-up on an as-needed basis. If you have a donation that you would like picked up, please call the Food Sourcing department at 646.412.0758. We request a 24 to 48-hour notice.


Enhanced Tax Deductions for Food Donation

>In 2010, President Obama signed into law The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Re-authorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. The law extends an enhanced tax deduction that potentially impacts City Harvest food donors.

The law extends the enhanced tax deduction for food donations that already existed for C corporations to all business taxpayers from Jan 1, 2010 to Dec 31, 2011. As a result, the law will be retroactive and available for product donations already made to City Harvest.

The law enables all business taxpayers, including some farmers, retailers, franchisees, ranchers and other small business owners, to take the special enhanced tax deduction currently available to all C corporations that donate food and grocery products to City Harvest.