Community Impact

For more than 30 years, City Harvest has been working to alleviate hunger in New York City. As the world’s first food rescue organization, City Harvest has rescued some 465,000,000 pounds of food throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

The examination of long-term issues that surround hunger is a natural extension of City Harvest’s work rescuing food. For many people that City Harvest serves, healthy food is unavailable and unaffordable in their communities. Diseases related to poor nutrition are often concentrated in neighborhoods where demand for emergency food is greatest.

City Harvest partners with residents that are directly affected by hunger and diet-related diseases to address the underlying causes. Our food rescue work has expanded to include programs which provide nutrition education, increase the availability of produce, and build the capacity of our agency network. We also work to advocate on behalf of low-income New Yorkers to promote local, state and federal anti-hunger policies and programs.

Learn more about our work on the front line of hunger in New York City.