Food Drives

Daily News Food Drive

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - January 13, 2017

Help City Harvest and the Daily News collect non-perishable food to keep shelves stocked at 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the city. Running a food drive helps City Harvest provide good food during the holiday season when so many of our neighbors struggle to put food on their tables regularly.

Kids Can Help Competition

All participating schools will be automatically entered into the Kids Can Help Competition – and thanks to Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, the school in each borough that collects the most food will win a prize! You may run your school's drive at any time between October 26 and January 13.

Help us reach our goal of collecting one million pounds to help feed hungry New Yorkers this holiday season!

Any business, organization or school can run a food drive for City Harvest.

Interested in donating funds? You can show your support for City Harvest by donating directly to the Daily News Virtual Food Drive, created specifically for this year's drive!

Run a Food Drive

Running a food drive is easy! Our digital tool kits provide you with all of the materials you will need to run your food drive including instructions, tips, flyers, and posters

Download Toolkits for Schools

Download Toolkits for Corporations, Organizations, or Other Locations

Download the Daily News Food Drive Poster

For more information or to schedule a pick-up, contact our Food Sourcing Team at [email protected] or call 646.412.0758.

Drop-Off Locations

Can't run a food drive, but want to donate food?

Help feed New York's hungry this holiday season by dropping off non-perishable food donations at the City Harvest office, any FDNY or NYPD station, and select Goodwill or Apple Bank locations, in the five boroughs from October 26 through January 13. Click the links below to find a drop off location near you!

City Harvest – 6 East 32nd Street

NYPD – Police Stations

FDNY – Firehouses

Goodwill – Select Locations

Apple Bank Locations

Daily News Virtual Food Drive

Every $1 donated helps City Harvest rescue four pounds of good food – which means that every $100 donated will feed over 430 people. And thanks to our generous sponsor, FJC – A Foundation of Donor Advised and other Philanthropic Funds, every gift made between October 26, 2016 and January 13, 2017 will be matched – dollar-for-dollar – up to $50,000!

Donate to the Daily News Virtual Food Drive here or start your own Sub-Team to encourage family, friends, and colleagues to stand with City Harvest in the fight against hunger.

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Thank you to our sponsors:

High Holidays Food Drive

September 15 - October 20, 2016

This year's High Holidays Food Drive helped feed the hundreds of thousands of Jewish New Yorkers who live below or only slightly above the poverty line. Thanks to everyone who donated food for us to deliver to kosher food pantries across the city!

Feed Our Kids Food Drive

May 8 - June 19, 2016

City Harvest's annual Feed Our Kids food drive, which ran from Mother's Day to Father's Day, asked New Yorkers to donate kid-friendly, non-perishable items to help provide much-needed food for our city's children over the summer when access to school meals may become limited. Schools, organizations and companies came together to collect food donations for City Harvest to pick-up and distribute to our network of 500 soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs that serve hungry children and their families across the five boroughs.

Thanks to all of our fellow New Yorkers who donated food, and this year's sponsors and community partners for making the drive a great success! We collected nearly 300,000 pounds, enough to feed over 14,000 hungry New Yorkers for the entire summer.

For information on running your own drive any time of year contact Food Sourcing at [email protected] or call 646.412.0758. Interested in running a virtual food drive? Click here to learn more.

Special thanks to our sponsors and community partners:


Passover Food Drive

City Harvest's Passover Food Drive, which ran from March 11 – April 11, collected over 5,000 pounds of kosher food to help the more than 500,000 Jewish New Yorkers living below or only slightly above the poverty line. Thank you to our donors for helping City Harvest ensure no kosher observant New Yorkers go hungry over Passover this year.

Run a Food Drive Anytime

Help fight hunger by running a food drive to collect nonperishable foods that City Harvest's fleet of trucks will pick up and deliver to soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the city. Our most needed items are:

- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables
- Proteins (i.e. tuna or beans)
- Peanut butter (plastic jars)
- Macaroni and cheese (packaged)
- Hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized)

Use this Toolkit to get your drive started today.

For more information or to schedule a food pickup, please call 646.412.0758 or email our Food Sourcing Team.