Hunger in NYC

Our Impact

imageNearly 20% of New Yorkers currently live in poverty, struggling to afford basic necessities such as rent and medical care and put food on their tables.

City Harvest helps feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger each year.

  • We rescue some 150,000 pounds of food each day.
  • We regularly give food to 500 community programs.
  • It costs City Harvest just 23 cents to rescue and deliver a pound of food.
  • 93 cents of every dollar donated directly supports our programs fighting hunger in New York City.

In our first month, City Harvest served 55 community food programs in New York City. Today we help feed people at 500 programs. Our goal is to grow our operations to address the demand for emergency food.