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How to Get Involved

We continue to advocate for policies that help all New Yorkers feed their families, and we encourage our supporters and partners to join our advocacy efforts.

Reaching out to your City, State and Congressional elected officials is an effective way to build, strengthen, and protect policies that support food access in your community. Sharing information with your friends and networks through social media and rallying them to make phone calls or participating in letter writing campaigns are great actions you can take to raise issues with your elected officials.

Here are some tips on how to contact your officials:

  • Ask your State Senator or Assembly Member to support your local food pantry and food bank. To learn who your State Senator or Assembly Member is and what they do, visit:
  • Tell your Congressional Member to fully support programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and policies that ensure that all families can access food and put meals on their tables.

Senator Chuck Schumer
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6542
Fax:  (202) 228-3027

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
478 Russell
Washington, D.C. 20510
Tel. (202) 224-4451
Fax (202) 228-4977

Stay Informed

Follow City Harvest for food policy advocacy opportunities, templates and language for engaging your elected officials throughout the year. Visit our website to receive regular updates on food policy in New York City, or stay up-to-date by following City Harvest on social media and signing up to receive our biweekly enewsletter.

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