Food Drives

Feed Our Kids Food Drive

May 14 - June 18, 2017

City Harvest's annual Feed Our Kids food drive runs from Mother's Day to Father's Day (May 14 – June 18) and helps provide much-needed food for New York City's children throughout the summer when access to school meals may become limited. Schools, organizations, companies, and New York City's Fire and Police Departments come together to collect non-perishable food donations for City Harvest to pick-up and distribute to our network of 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs serving hungry children and their families across the five boroughs.

Last year, the Feed Our Kids food drive collected more than 250,000 pounds of food—enough to feed more than 1,400 kids and their families in New York City for an entire summer.

For information contact Food Sourcing at fooddrives@cityharvest.org or call 646.412.0758.



Past Food Drives

Daily News Food Drive

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - January 13, 2017

Thank you to everyone who generously donated to the 2016 Daily News Food Drive. Your support helped us collect over one million pounds of non-perishable food to help feed hungry New Yorkers this winter!

Over 420 public and private schools from all five boroughs participated in the Kids Can Help Competition, engaging some of the youngest New Yorkers in the fight against hunger. PS 41 was the top school, collecting over 18,000 pounds! As a prize for their efforts, they will receive a collection of books from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group to be added to their school library.

Thanks also for the generous support of:

Daily News

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 fooddrives@cityharvest.org 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.