Donate Funds

Corporate Support

Partnering with City Harvest is a great way to contribute to the community in which your employees and clients live and work. With your support, we are able to maintain our rescue operations and to increase our services to meet the rising need for emergency food in New York City head on.

Benefits to your company can include listing in the annual report, your company's logo on a
City Harvest truck, visibility at one of City Harvest's signature special events, spotlight on our website, highlight in our email and print newsletters, highlight in our social media outlets, and/or your company's logo on the Partners page of our website.

City Harvest's Corporate Partnerships team is always happy to work with you to create a partnership package that best suits the needs and giving policy of your company. If you are interested in joining our network of corporate partners, email us at [email protected] or call 646.412.0622.

Direct Donations

Make a contribution of any amount to support our mission or a specific campaign. This is one of the simplest ways to give. We leave it up to you to decide how you can best support our work!

Click here to make a direct donation on behalf of your company. Simply enter your organization's name in the "Last Name" field of our donation form.

General Sponsorship Opportunities

Healthy Neighborhoods

Our Healthy Neighborhoods program strives to address long-term hunger issues by working to increase access to fresh produce and to provide nutrition education in communities where nutrition-related diseases are common. As part of this initiative, City Harvest operates farmers market-style produce distributions called Mobile Markets where we give out free produce and nutrition information to targeted communities in the South Bronx, Staten Island, Bed Stuy, Washington Heights/Inwood and Northwest Queens. Many employees of our corporate partners have spent a morning distributing produce at a Mobile Market and making a direct impact on the lives of residents.

Skip Lunch Fight Hunger

Skip Lunch Fight Hunger is a citywide initiative created by City Harvest Board Member Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief of Food & Wine in which companies and individuals fundraise in their offices or with their friends and family, donating what they would normally spend on lunch to help fight hunger in New York City. By joining us as sponsors to underwrite campaign costs, companies can ensure that all individual donations go directly to City Harvest services. Sponsorship levels range and have varied marketing benefits based on the level of support, including logo inclusion on 70,000 donation bags and thousands of posters distributed to teams. Skip Lunch Fight Hunger is City Harvest's largest public fundraising event promoted by NBC4 and Telemundo47 and Metro New York as well as advertising through print ads, radio PSAs, and bloggers promoting the campaign.

"Feed the Kids" Food Drive

For over a decade, City Harvest has conducted the annual "Feed the Kids" Food Drive from Mother's Day to Father's Day with the help of schools, businesses and individuals in New York City. Participants collect non-perishable food for City Harvest to distribute to a network of community programs serving hungry children and their families. As a sponsor of this important event, you will help enable us to collect and distribute tens of thousands of pounds to kids all over the city.

Holiday Cards

Celebrate the spirit of the season while increasing your visibility. City Harvest offers personalized holiday cards for businesses to send to colleagues, clients and friends while helping to feed hungry New Yorkers. Sales from our holiday cards help keep our trucks on the road feeding hungry men, women, and children throughout New York City.

  • Personalized cards: $4 each (including envelope)
  • Unpersonalized cards: $3 each
  • Minimum donation: $300
  • All but $1 per card is tax deductible.

To order your cards or request samples today, email [email protected] or call 646.412.0623.

City Harvest Truck Sponsorship

Sponsor a truck and make a valuable impact on the community while displaying your brand on trucks well-known in every area of the city. Truck sponsorships pay for the many expenses involved in keeping one of City Harvest's food rescue trucks on the road for an entire year: lease, fuel, tolls, insurance, driver, etc. For that entire year, your company's name and logo are emblazoned on one of our trucks as it travels through the five boroughs rescuing and delivering food for New York's hungry. For more information about sponsoring a City Harvest truck, contact Kathy Gu at at 646.412.0622 or [email protected].

Event Sponsorship

Financially sponsoring a City Harvest special event is a great visibility opportunity for your company, and events themselves offer a unique opportunity to entertain clients. More than 2,000 guests attend at least one of City Harvest's signature events, and invitations are mailed to between 3,000 and 6,000 supporters. City Harvest holds four major fundraising events throughout the year:

  • Bid Against Hunger in October, a highly anticipated walk-around chef tasting event featuring over 70 restaurants in addition to exciting live and silent auctions
  • An Evening of Practical Magic in April, an elegant dinner and live auction that serves as
    City Harvest's biggest and most important fundraising event of the year
  • On Your Plate, our annual spring/summer luncheon featuring a lecture by a prominent guest speaker (past speakers have included David Patrick Columbia, Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, Donatella Arpaia, Dr. Ellen Gendler, Dr. Arthur A. Agatston, and Jane E. Brody)
  • Summer in the City, Generation Harvest's annual restaurant tasting and cocktail party held in June, attended by young philanthropists and tastemakers under 40
  • The Brooklyn Local, a celebration of the Brooklyn food scene featuring an artisanal marketplace of the borough's best food purveyors, a tasting tent, interactive kids zone and more.

Event sponsorship opportunities begin at $5,000. To learn more about how you can sponsor a City Harvest event, please contact Naomi Giges Downey, Director, Special Events at [email protected].

Employee Involvement

Workplace Giving

There are a variety of ways to support City Harvest in your office. Many companies have implemented workplace giving campaigns where employees can choose the non profit organizations they want to support. If your workplace giving campaign includes United Way, you can write in "City Harvest" on the United Way contribution form. When you select City Harvest, a portion of your choosing is deducted from your paycheck and directed toward feeding hungry New Yorkers. Even a small amount can make a huge difference in someone's life.

Your company may also have a matching gift program, through which they have pledged to double or triple any employee's donation to City Harvest. For details, click here.

Fundraisers in the office, at corporate parties, and other events are another easy way to help fight hunger. You make a donation in lieu of holiday gifts to vendors, holiday parties, or retreats, or hold a fun Friday Jeans Day in exchange for contributions.

We are always happy to provide your company with materials or to come to your event to explain our work!

Are you interested in discussing ideas for creative ways to give in the workplace? Please contact Kathy Gu for more information at 646.412.0623 or [email protected].

Gift-in-Kind

City Harvest always welcomes donations of products or services that help us allocate more funds toward feeding the hungry. We often need: gently used office equipment, kitchen equipment, fork lifts, pallet jacks and other trucking supplies, printing and mail services, photography, and gift items, hotels, airfare, dinners, etc. for our annual auction.


City Harvest's Corporate Partnerships team is always happy to work with you to create a partnership package that best suits the needs and giving policy of your company. If you are interested in joining our network of corporate partners, please contact Kathy Gu at 646.412.0623 or [email protected].