Facts About Hunger

More than 1.5 million New Yorkers will face hunger this year, including more than one in four New York City children.

For many New Yorkers, income hasn’t kept up with the rising cost of living: almost half of New York City households—over 2.5 million men, women and children—lack the income needed to cover basic necessities like food, housing, transportation, and childcare.

“Between the rent, the light, the gas, the cable, clothes, car fare, there’s not much left for food and fresh vegetables. City Harvest’s Mobile Market helps my family a lot. It puts vegetables and nutrition in my house.”

Deborah, Mobile Market Participant, the Bronx

“Who we serve, it’s a lot of people. But for the thousands households that come to us, there are thousands more in this neighborhood that need food, who we aren’t reaching.”

Pastor Maureen Rush, Children of the Light Ministries, Brooklyn

“Many people in New York City are trying to survive off of fixed income. It’s hard to imagine—you get a set amount of money you get every month, and you just don’t have enough. Getting food at the City Harvest Mobile Markets makes a world of difference for them. By getting this food, it makes a world of difference. They can stretch their budgets.”

Len, Prince Hall Mobile Market Volunteer, Manhattan