The 36th Annual Daily News Food Drive

More than 1.2 million New Yorkers are struggling to put food on their tables. Let’s dish out the love and help feed our neighbors in need.

The 36th Annual Daily News Food Drive

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 – Friday, January 18, 2019

Participate in New York City’s largest food drive. Help City Harvest and the Daily News collect non-perishable food to keep shelves stocked at hundreds of soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs across the city. Running a food drive helps keep City Harvest’s trucks on the road filled with good, nutritious food during the holiday season.

Kids Can Help Competition

Help us reach our goal of collecting one million pounds to help feed our city!

All participating schools will be automatically entered into the Kids Can Help Competition – and thanks to Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, the school in each borough that collects the most food will win a prize! You may run your school’s drive at any time between October 23 and January 18.

Any business, organization or school can run a food drive for City Harvest.

Interested in donating funds? Show your support for City Harvest by donating directly to the Daily News Virtual Food Drive, created specifically for this year’s drive!

Run a Food Drive

Running a food drive is easy! Our digital tool kits provide you with all of the materials you will need to run your food drive including instructions, tips, flyers, and posters.

Download Poster

Download Toolkit for Schools

Download Toolkit for Corporations, Organizations, or Other Locations

For more information or to schedule a pick-up, contact our Food Sourcing Team at [email protected] or call 646.412.0758.

Drop-Off Locations

Can’t run a food drive, but want to donate food?

Help feed New York’s hungry this holiday season by dropping off non-perishable food donations at City Harvest’s office in Midtown Manhattan, any FDNY or NYPD station, and select Goodwill or Apple Bank locations throughout the five boroughs from October 23 through January 18.

Click the links below to find a drop off location near you:

City Harvest – 6 East 32nd Street

NYPD – Police Stations

FDNY – Firehouses

Goodwill – Select Locations

Apple Bank – Select Locations

Daily News Virtual Food Drive

Donate funds to the Daily News Virtual Food Drive here or start your own Sub-Team to encourage family, friends, and colleagues to stand with City Harvest in the fight against hunger.