Food Drives

High Holidays Food Drive

September 15 - October 20, 2016

Did you know that hundreds of thousands of Jewish New Yorkers live below or only slightly above the poverty line? You can help! Donate kosher nonperishable food to our High Holidays Food Drive and our fleet of trucks will deliver the food you collect to kosher food pantries across the city.

Three ways you can help:

Start a drive — We'll provide the promotional materials, all you have to do is collect kosher nonperishable foods. If you collect at least 50 pounds (about 50 cans), we'll come pick it up. Have questions? We're here to help! Contact Ruth Kraus, Assistant Manager, Food Sourcing, at 646.412.0755 or [email protected].

Get the word out — Promote the drive to your family and friends using email and social media. Check our toolkit below for pre-crafted social media posts along with language for your newsletters and emails. Hosting a drive? We've got you covered with printable posters and flyers.

Donate food — Want to participate but can't run a drive this year? Simply donate nonperishable kosher foods at one of the drop-off locations. Please make sure everything you collect is marked as kosher with one of the symbols below.

Kosher Symbols

Drop off Locations
92nd Street Y (map)
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center (map)
1300 209th Street
Bayside, NY 11360

City Harvest Office (map)
6 East 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (map)
3700 Henry Hudson Parkway
Bronx, NY 10463

Sutton Place Synagogue (map)
225 East 51st Street
New York, NY 10022

Social Media Tile
Newsletter and Email Language
Printable Poster
Printable Flyer


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.

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.