I was a temp and lost my job during the pandemic. I find hope and relief in the food given out by City Harvest.
It is important to stretch my dollars, and with the rising costs of food, City Harvest provides a relief.
I worry that I won’t be able to feed my family if I'm not able to return to work soon. I also worry about what'll happen if I go back to work and my children can't return to school.
I do anything I can to help. It is great to work for an organization like City Harvest. We serve the people, the neighbors who need food.
I really appreciate that I'm working at City Harvest during this pandemic. It's one of the best things I've ever done in my life.
I worked at a parking garage in Manhattan, and my hours have been significantly reduced. I come to every St. Mary's Mobile Market and am very grateful for the food that I get.
Our pantry has gone from serving 300 people at our peak to helping 1,660 on a Saturday and delivering to almost 200 homes a week. We can serve this many only because City Harvest has stepped up to help us.
I see so many people, and I think, ‘Does this agency have enough food for all these people?’ I talking about lines, and lines, and lines of people—blocks and blocks.
We’ve asked some of our neighbors—participants, volunteers, City Harvest staff—to share their stories of life in pandemic-era New York.
I'm glad that I can help even if it's just one meal per day.
Instead of seeing 200 families a week, we’re seeing almost 6,500 families a week.
I am currently unemployed. I used to work in a bakery. I am happy to be able to get food from City Harvest. It's a big help.
I didn't re-certify my food stamps in time, and I'm afraid that I won’t have anything to eat. I worry that the pantries might run out of food. I'm not able to afford to buy food in the supermarket.
I teach film and was laid off by my employer. I’m picking up from the Mobile Market to not run out of food. Coming here is an easy opportunity to get food. I am grateful.
My husband is a construction worker and is currently not working. We have three growing children and they need a lot of food. This is my first time at the City Harvest Mobile Market, and I feel very grateful.
When I first started working for City Harvest, this was a job for me. After I got to see how much good City Harvest does, it became a mission. I love feeding people.
I am a housekeeper and I'm currently not working. This is the first time that I've had to get food from somewhere. Being able to visit the Mobile Market provides me with relief.
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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 2.5 million working-age New Yorkers were struggling to make ends meet. With schools and many businesses forced to close, the COVID-19 crisis is further straining many families in our city. We are already seeing a 30%
We are continuing to work with anti-hunger organizations at all levels of government to support policies that enable all New Yorkers to feed their families during these uncertain times and beyond. Learn more about federal legislation enacted in response to