Advocacy

We believe that all New Yorkers should have equal access to healthy, affordable food.

Through our work across New York City’s five boroughs over the past 40 years, we have a unique perspective on the needs of communities affected by hunger.

We’re working with partners in communities across the city to ensure that residents stay informed about anti-hunger policies and programs, and we’re advocating for equity and inclusion in the decision-making process that shapes the local food system. In addition, we engage elected officials at the city, state and federal levels to help shape policies that address hunger and food insecurity.

Communicating with City, State, and Congressional elected officials is an effective way to build, strengthen, and protect policies that support food access for all New Yorkers. We’ve put together a primer on how to get involved—check it out.

Want to learn more about our policy and advocacy efforts? Contact us at [email protected] or 646.412.0790.

For the first time in more than 50 years, the White House hosted a Conference on food insecurity.

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City Harvest’s advocacy team supports a citywide network of nearly 400 food pantry and soup kitchen leaders in advocating against hunger and its root causes.

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City Harvest’s advocacy team supports a citywide network of nearly 400 food pantry and soup kitchen leaders in advocating against hunger and its root causes.

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This plan is an important step towards building long-term resiliency for communities that were in need prior to the crisis, especially Black, Latinx and Asian New Yorkers who are twice as likely to face food hardships.

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