The 38th Annual Daily News Food Drive

Millions of New Yorkers are struggling to put food on their tables. This year, it’s never been more important to come together to help feed our neighbors in need, as families across the five boroughs continue to contend with the devastating economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you for dishing out the love to help feed our city.

For 38 years, City Harvest and the Daily News have partnered to host the city’s largest food drive, taking place this year from Tuesday, October 20, 2020 through Friday, January 22, 2021. Our goal is to collect one million 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 toolkits 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, email [email protected] or call 646.277.7800.

HOW TO RUN AN ONLINE FOOD DRIVE

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 along with non-perishables 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.

HOW TO DONATE FOOD AT A DROP-OFF LOCATION

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 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.

Find a drop off location near you:

INTERESTED IN DONATING FUNDS?

Every $1 donated helps City Harvest feed two New Yorkers in need. Donate today.

 

Many thanks to our generous sponsors: