Our Home in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
The Cohen Community Food Rescue Center
City Harvest helped start the food rescue movement in 1982 when a group of New Yorkers saw that New York City had an abundance of excess food, while so many of its residents were struggling to feed themselves and their families.
Throughout our 40-year history, City Harvest has stepped up to help feed our neighbors in need through some of our city’s most challenging times. With the partnership of our fellow New Yorkers, we have become one of the most effective and efficient food rescue organizations in the world, rescuing and delivering millions of pounds of nutritious food each year to help feed our neighbors.
In 2022, City Harvest moved to Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Our food rescue and delivery hub is called the Cohen Community Food Rescue Center, in recognition of a significant leadership donation from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation. We are delighted to have partnered with three leading architecture firms, Ennead Architects, Rockwell Group, and Ware Malcomb, to renovate the historic building. We have also incorporated works by several incredible New York City-based artists through the City Harvest Art Initiative. As part of our engagement with the Sunset Park community, we also sought to understand the history of the land where the Food Rescue Center is situated. We are grateful to the Lenape Center for their time and guidance, and we honor those who came before us in this Land Acknowledgment. We are excited to be part of the dynamic Sunset Park community and thrilled with the possibilities our new home brings to help feed the many New Yorkers who are depending on us today and in the decades to come.
Photo © Fred Charles.