There are 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger today. That means there are 1.4 million reasons to believe in City Harvest. What’s yours?

Legislative priorities, like those set forth in the original federal budget that called for dramatic cuts to community-based programs, could deeply impact low-income New Yorkers as they aim to meet basic necessities.  Many of the people we serve face difficult choices about where to spend their money, and the lines at soup kitchens and food pantries are growing longer.  New York City’s leading, privately funded anti-hunger organization, City Harvest has always been there, no matter what happens, to ensure anyone who is hungry in our city has a place to turn for food.

To help keep our trucks filled with good food for the nearly 1.4 million men, women, children and seniors who are counting on us, we are launching the #IBelieveInCityHarvest campaign. Over the next two months, we’ll be sharing reasons why New Yorkers believe in our work and raising additional funds to ensure that everyone in our city who needs food has access to it.

City Harvest has always been about New Yorkers taking care of each other. We’ve been there through some of our city’s toughest times to make sure that one thing our neighbors don’t have to worry about is whether they’ll be able to feed themselves and their families.

Join with us again today. In a city with such abundance, no one should go hungry. Make a donation and post why you believe in City Harvest on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #IBelieveInCityHarvest. You can also send us your reason at [email protected]. Together, we have the power to make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers right here in our community. And now more than ever, we must come together to take care of each other.


Healthy and high-quality produce leftover from restaurants gets picked up by a truck, and is dropped off to soup kitchens and food pantries across the city, some closer to home than you think.
I believe in City Harvest because they help me and my wife feed our family. It’s very helpful to me as a father.
I believe in City Harvest because, quite simply, we help feed people.
With every bag of food I handed out at my first Mobile Market, I knew I was handing out hope, and with every smile I got in return, I could feel exactly what it means to believe in City Harvest.
I believe in City Harvest because they go beyond the call to help New Yorkers we may not be able to reach.
I believe in City Harvest because they unite families with simple hands-on activities that promote healthier food habits.
I believe in City Harvest because they combine creative nutrition education with healthy food access… a winning recipe.
I believe in City Harvest because it makes New York City a better place to live for those struggling to put food on the table.
What I save on food, I can use for my medications.