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.

High Holidays Food Drive

September 4, 2018 - October 5, 2018

More than half a million Jewish New Yorkers struggle to put kosher food on their tables. Help City Harvest feed our neighbors in need during the High Holidays.

Run a drive and encourage members of your community to donate non-perishable, kosher foods. Our fleet of trucks will pick up donations of 50 pounds or more and deliver them to kosher community food programs across the city.

Donated items require at least one of the following kosher certifications:




Below, you’ll find instructional materials and a poster to help promote your drive.

For any questions, contact Ruth Lindner, Manager, Food Sourcing, at 646.415.0755 or [email protected].


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.

Daily News Food Drive

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – Friday, January 19, 2018

Thank you to everyone who generously donated to the 35th Annual Daily News Food Drive. Your support helped us collect over one million pounds of non-perishable food to help feed hungry New Yorkers this winter!

Over 350 public and private schools from all five boroughs participated in the Kids Can Help Competition, engaging some of the youngest New Yorkers in the fight against hunger. PS 41 was the top school, collecting 16,515 pounds! As a prize for their efforts, they will receive a collection of books from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group to be added to their school library.

Thanks also for the generous support of: