- Hunger in NYC
- Donate Food
- Donate Funds
- Restaurant Partners
As a nonprofit with limited resources, we are reliant on the time and talents of our volunteer program participants. To learn more about any of these opportunities and sign up for our next volunteer orientation, contact Volunteer Services at email@example.com.
Mobile Markets are open-air, bimonthly distributions of fresh fruits and vegetables located at New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) sites in the South Bronx, Washington Heights, Northwest Queens, North Shore of Staten Island, and the Bed Stuy area of Brooklyn, and are free of charge to residents who qualify and live in the area. Each Mobile Market begins at 9:00 am and concludes around 12:00 pm and are available on a weekday and Saturday. Your company will assist in set-up, food distribution, and clean-up.
Volunteer teams visit the market around closing time to collect excess food from farmers and load it onto City Harvest trucks, which deliver the food directly to community programs in the five boroughs. The entire effort takes less than two hours and can be done right after work.
Help City Harvest’s Nutrition Education department by leading classes, cooking demonstrations and supermarket shopping tours for the hungry New Yorkers we serve. If you have nutrition or cooking certifications or you are passionate about healthy eating, there are volunteer opportunities for you!
Much of the produce and non-perishable food that
City Harvest procures through partnerships with farmers, manufacturers, and wholesalers comes to us in large-capacity containers, making it challenging for the programs we serve to distribute. Repacks are designed to repackage bulk donations into smaller, family-sized portions for these programs to distribute to clients.
Help organize and facilitate corporate repacks alongside
City Harvest staff. Volunteers help with set-up, volunteer coordination, and clean-up. Repacks generally take place during business hours and are 2-4 hours in length.
We rely on the generosity of our volunteers to assist with daily office duties. Help us organize events and ongoing food rescue activities, make phone calls to donors, or assist us in sending out mailings.