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Food Drives

Participate In A Food Drive Or Start Your Own.

All over the city, New Yorkers help feed their neighbors by organizing food drives with their schools, apartment buildings, businesses, and places of worship. Help City Harvest feed New York City by keeping food pantries and soup kitchens stocked year-round. For more information on running a food drive, please see below, email [email protected], or call 646.277.7800.

Start An Online Fresh Food Drive

Did you know that more than half of the food City Harvest rescues and delivers is fresh fruits and vegetables? If you’re looking for an alternative to a traditional canned food drive, you can help donate fresh produce by running a #GiveHealthy food drive. The #GiveHealthy platform allows you to purchase food items directly for City Harvest.

Current Food Drives

  • Daily News Food Drive

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2023–FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2024
    This year, we are once again partnering with The New York Daily News to host The Daily News Food Drive, the largest food drive in New York City. This annual event runs throughout the holiday season to provide nutritious food for our neighbors in need. Last year, our food drive collected more than 700,000 pounds of non-perishable food―enough to help provide more than 580,000 meals for New Yorkers in need. Learn how to get involved.

Past Food Drives

  • High Holidays Food Drive


    More than half a million Jewish New Yorkers struggle to put food on their tables. You can help our kosher neighbors in need by participating in City Harvest’s High Holidays Food Drive. Last year, we collected more than 24,800 pounds of food!

    Thanks to our friends at the 92nd Street Y for hosting a public drop-off site for non-perishable food donations available in their lobby, behind the security guard station (1395 Lexington Avenue, between E 91st Street and E 92nd Street).

    Read more about our Kosher Food Rescue.

  • Feed Our Kids

    SUNDAY, MAY 14–SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2023
    City Harvest’s annual Feed Our Kids food drive, runs each year from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day and helps provide much needed food for New York City’s children and their families, especially during summer, when access to free schools meals may become limited. This year, we were able to raise over 165,000 pounds of food.

    Thank you to our 2023 generous partners:

  • Passover Food Drive

    More than half a million Jewish New Yorkers struggle to put kosher food on their tables. This year, City Harvest’s Passover Food Drive raised over 14,000 pounds of kosher food. Read about our work helping provide kosher for Passover food to the Masbia food pantry in Brooklyn. Thanks to our generous sponsors:

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