The 39th Annual Daily News Food Drive

Millions of New Yorkers are struggling to put food on their tables as we continue to contend with the devastating economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you for helping to feed our neighbors in need.

For 39 years, City Harvest and the Daily News have partnered to host the city’s largest food drive, taking place this year from Tuesday, October 19, 2021 through Friday, January 14, 2022. Our goal is to collect more than 700,000 pounds of nutritious food, which we will deliver, free of charge, to hundreds of soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs.

This year, there are a number of ways you can get involved.

HOW TO RUN A TRADITIONAL (IN PERSON) 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.

For more information or to schedule a pick-up, contact our Food Sourcing Team at [email protected] or call 646.277.7800.

HOW TO RUN AN ONLINE FRESH FOOD DRIVE

Given the current climate, we have adjusted our operations in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and we’ve adapted our food drive program to offer virtual options and minimize exposure, while still working to bring our community together to get food to the families who need it most.

We’ve partnered with #GiveHealthy, a platform that allows participants to order fresh produce to be delivered directly to the City Harvest warehouse. Start your online food drive today!

For helpful instructions, tips, and posters, please download the digital toolkits below

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

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

Help feed our city 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 State Farm Agents serving as public drop-off sites throughout the five boroughs from October 20 through January 22.

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

“FILL A BOX” DRAWING ACTIVITY

Get your kids involved in this fun drawing activity to help raise awareness of the Daily News Food Drive! Download your coloring pages.

INTERESTED IN DONATING FUNDS?

Every $1.25 donated helps City Harvest feed a New York City family in need. Donate today.

 

Many thanks to our generous sponsors: