- Hunger in NYC
- Donate Food
- Donate Funds
All over the city, New Yorkers help feed their hungry neighbors, by organizing food drives in their schools, apartment buildings, businesses and places of worship. Please join them, and help City Harvest feed New York City's hungry men, women, and children.
March 2 – March 23, 2015 (Kosher for Passover donations)
March 2 – March 30, 2015 (Chometz donations)
Did you know that more than 330,000 Jewish New Yorkers live below or only slightly above the poverty line? Help City Harvest make sure no one in our city goes hungry over Passover this year. Run a kosher for Passover and/or chometz food drive and City Harvest will deliver the food you collect to kosher food pantries across the city.
Note: Passover Items require the following certification:
Thank you to everyone who donated food as part of the Daily News Food Drive. You helped us raise over 1 million pounds of non-perishable food to help feed hungry New Yorkers this winter!
Over 385 public and private schools from all five boroughs participated in the Kids Can Help Competition, engaging some of our youngest citizens in the fight against hunger. The winning schools will receive a collection of books from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group to be added to their school's library. Special thanks to the Daily News and Humana, the food drive's lead sponsor.
Thanks also for the generous support of:
Interested in running your own drive? Click here to find out how you can run a food drive any time of the year.
- Choose collection sites that are both highly visible and secure.
- Call 646.412.0758 or email us to arrange a pickup date for City Harvest to collect the donations. City Harvest will send one of our food rescue trucks to pick up donations of more than 100 pounds. Please give one or two names as contacts for our drivers, to make sure the pickup runs smoothly.
- Put up City Harvest food drive posters at the collection sites a week or two before the start of the drive--we'll supply the posters, just call 646.412.0758, email us, or download the poster here.
- All types of canned and packaged goods are welcome, but no perishable foods please! This helps keep your collection site insect-free and ensures that all food collected is safe for consumption.
The most needed foods are:
The following donations will feed a family of four for a day:
Be creative with your food drive and HAVE FUN!
Get the word out:
Challenge them! People respond to a challenge and often work harder to reach their goal if there is an element of competition. Here are some suggestions: