- Hunger in NYC
- Donate Food
- Donate Funds
- Restaurant Partners
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 16 – April 1, 2014 (Kosher for Passover donations)
March 16 – April 11, 2014 (Chometz donations)
Help City Harvest make sure no one in our city goes hungry for 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.
Feed the Kids, May 11 – June 15, 2014
Each year, hundreds of New York City's schools, organizations, companies, as well as Fire and Police Departments come together to collect nonperishable food donations for City Harvest's Feed the Kids food drive. The drive runs from Mother's Day to Father's Day, and helps City Harvest ensure emergency food programs are fully stocked with good food for the summer.Click here to learn more about Feed the Kids!
- 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:
October 24, 2013–January 10, 2014
For nearly thirty years, City Harvest and the Daily News have partnered to host the Daily News Readers Care to Feed the Hungry Canned Food Drive, the largest food drive in New York City. New Yorkers across the five boroughs donate canned and nonperishable food at all of the police precincts and fire stations in the city, and hundreds of schools and companies run food drives to help City Harvest ensure no New Yorker has to go hungry during the winter months. This year's drive raised over 1 million pounds to help feed hungry New Yorkers! Thank you to the all the schools, companies, sponsors and supporters who helped make this year a success.
Click here for more information on the 2013-2014 Daily News Readers Care to Feed the Hungry Food Drive.