We believe that all New Yorkers should have equal access to healthy, affordable food.
Through our work across New York City’s five boroughs, we have a unique perspective on the needs of communities affected by hunger.
Our Policy and Advocacy team engages elected officials at the city, state, and federal levels to help inform policies that address hunger and food insecurity; advocate for equity and inclusion in the decision-making process that shapes the local food system; and activate our partners across the city to ensure that residents stay informed about anti-hunger policies and programs.
To learn more about our policy and advocacy efforts, contact us at [email protected] or 646.412.0790.
Our 2023 Policy Platform
Powered by conversations with experts who lead food pantries across the five boroughs, as well as insights based on our staff’s experience, City Harvest’s Policy Platform serves as a roadmap for the ways we engage with public officials and the wider community to advocate for policies that aim to end hunger in New York City. With transitions in political leadership and an increasing number of New Yorkers who cannot afford the true cost of living in our city, the new Policy Platform comes at a critical time for our city.Read the Full Platform
City Harvest Advocacy Awards
City Harvest works with hundreds of dedicated leaders at food pantries and soup kitchens across the city to advocate a more equitable food system—together. The City Harvest Advocacy Awards recognize these exceptional frontline leaders for their advocacy contributions to fighting hunger in New York City.Check Out the Awardees
Public Statements & Actions
Call on Congress to Pass a Farm Bill That Strengthens Anti-Hunger Programs
Joint Statement in Response to the 2024 NYC Executive Budget
Joint Statement in Response to 3 Million New Yorkers Losing Emergency Food Benefits on March 1
Joint Statement on 2023 State of the City Address
White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
Webinar on Child Nutrition Reauthorization with Equity Advocates
How to Contact Your Elected Representatives
Find Your City Councilperson
Report changes and the increased need to food access in your community. Learn who your City Council Person is and how to contact them.
Find Your State Senator and Assembly Member
Contact Senator Kristen Gillibrand
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Washington, D.C. 20510
Tel. (202) 224-4451
Fax (202) 228-4977
Contact Senator Chuck Schumer
Senator Chuck Schumer
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6542
Fax: (202) 228-3027
Find Your House Representative