Food Drives

Running a food drive for City Harvest is easy! All you need is a sturdy box and a place to set it up.

Daily News Food Drive

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 – Friday, January 18, 2019

For over 35 years, City Harvest and the Daily News have been joining forces to host the largest food drive in New York City to collect non-perishable food to help feed the more than 1.2 million New Yorkers facing hunger this holiday season.

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Interested in donating funds? Every $1 helps City Harvest rescue four pounds of good food. Donate to the Daily News Virtual Food Drive here .

Thank you to this year’s generous sponsors:




High Holidays Food Drive

September 4 - October 5, 2018

City Harvest’s High Holidays Food Drive, which ran from September 4 to October 5, collected kosher food to help feed the more than half a million Jewish New Yorkers who struggle to put kosher food on their tables. Check back in a few weeks to find out how much food we collected to help our neighbors in need.

Read more about our Kosher Food Rescue here.

Feed Our Kids

May 13 - June 17, 2018

City Harvest’s annual Feed Our Kids food drive, which ran from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day, asked New Yorkers to donate non-perishable items to help provide much-needed food for our city’s children over the summer, when access to school meals may become limited. Schools, organizations, companies and New York City’s Fire and Police Departments came together to collect food donations for City Harvest to pick-up and distribute to our network of hundreds of soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs that serve hungry children and their families across the five boroughs.

Thanks to all of our fellow New Yorkers who donated food, and this year’s sponsors and community partners for making the drive a great success! We’re tallying the pounds now, so check back to see how much we collected.

For information on running your own drive any time of year contact Food Sourcing at [email protected] or call 646.412.0758. Interested in running a Virtual Food Drive? Click here to learn more.

Special thanks to our 2018 sponsors and community partners:







Passover Food Drive

February 26 - March 26, 2018

City Harvest’s Passover Food Drive, which ran from February 26 to March 26, collected kosher food to help the more than 500,000 Jewish New Yorkers living below or only slightly above the poverty line. Thank you to our donors for helping City Harvest ensure that no kosher observant New Yorkers go hungry over Passover this year.

Read more about the struggles many of our Jewish neighbors face in this story from The Tablet.