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.

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All over the city, New Yorkers help feed their neighbors by organizing food drives in their schools, apartment buildings, businesses, and places of worship. Help City Harvest feed New York City’s men, women and children by keeping food pantries and soup kitchens stocked year-round!

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Passover Food Drive

Monday, March 2–Monday, April 6, 2020

City Harvest’s Passover Food Drive, collects kosher for Passover and/or Chometz 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 few weeks for more information on how to participate this year.

Read more about our Jewish neighbors in this story from The Tablet and about our kosher initiative in this article from The Jewish Press.

Feed Our Kids

Sunday, May 10–Sunday, June 21, 2020

City Harvest’s annual Feed Our Kids food drive, which runs from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day, asks 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 come 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. Check back in few weeks for more information on how to participate this year.

Interested in running a Virtual Food Drive? Learn more.

Special thanks to our 2019 sponsors and community partners:


Daily News Food Drive

Tuesday, October 22, 2019–Friday, January 17, 2020

For over 36 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 nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers facing hunger this holiday season. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s drive. Check back in a few weeks to find out how much food we collected to help feed our neighbors in need.

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Interested in donating funds? Every $1 helps City Harvest rescue nearly 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


City Harvest’s High Holidays Food Drive, which ran from September 9 to October 11, collected more than 18,000 pounds of kosher food for distribution to 26 kosher food programs. Thank you to all who helped to feed the more than half a million Jewish New Yorkers struggle to put kosher food on their tables during a season of heightened need.

Read more about our Kosher Food Rescue.