Hunger in NYC

Our Impact

imageMore than 1.7 million New Yorkers currently live in poverty, struggling to afford basic necessities such as rent and medical care and put food on their tables.

City Harvest helps feed the nearly two million people who face hunger each year.

  • We rescue some 136,000 pounds of food each day.
  • We regularly give food to more than 500 community programs.
  • It costs City Harvest just 26 cents to rescue and deliver a pound of food.

In our first month, City Harvest served 55 community food programs in New York City. Today we help feed people at more than 500 programs. Our goal is to grow our operations to address the demand for emergency food. 

Fast Facts

Our Work

Childhood Hunger

Healthy Neighborhoods

Food Safety