The 35th Annual Daily News Food Drive

Nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers face hunger each year. Now more than ever, let’s come together to help our neighbors in need.

The 35th Annual Daily News Food Drive

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – Friday, January 19, 2018

Nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers face hunger each year. Now more than ever, let’s come together to help our neighbors in need.

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 500 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 hungry New Yorkers this holiday season!

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 24 and January 19.

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 24 through January 19.

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

Every $1 donated helps City Harvest rescue four pounds of food that would otherwise go to waste. Thanks to our generous sponsor, FJC – a Foundation of Philanthropic Funds, every gift made between October 24, 2017 and January 19, 2018 will be matched – dollar-for-dollar – up to $75,000, helping us rescue and deliver twice as much food for our neighbors in need!

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.