1.7 million New Yorkers live in poverty, struggling to afford basic necessities such as rent and medical care while trying to put food on their tables. As more people are affected by the recession and high unemployment in New York City, the need for emergency food has increased dramatically.

City Harvest is and always has been the New York City community's response to hunger. We link the food industry and countless organizations, foundations, corporations and private citizens together to help feed their hungry neighbors. City Harvest helps feed the nearly two million New Yorkers who face hunger each year.


City Harvest provides free deliveries of food to 500 emergency food programs throughout New York City.

This year City Harvest will rescue and deliver 55 million pounds of food. Click here for a complete list of the programs that receive food from City Harvest.

Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity refers to USDAs measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members; limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.

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Our Impact

Click here to find out how City Harvest is having an impact on hunger in New York City.