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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

How to Contact Your Elected Representatives

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