Food Drives

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

Feed Our Kids

May 14 - June 18, 2017

City Harvest’s annual Feed Our Kids food drive, which runs from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day, asks New Yorkers to donate kid-friendly, 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 and companies came together to collect food donations for City Harvest to pick-up and distribute to our network of 500 soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs that serve hungry children and their families across the five boroughs.

Last year, we collected nearly 300,000 pounds, enough to feed over 14,000 hungry New Yorkers for the entire summer.

For information on running your own drive to help hungry New York City children, contact Food Sourcing at [email protected] or call 646.412.0758.

Run a Food Drive

Running a food drive for Feed Our Kids is easy! All you need is a sturdy box and a place to set it up. Our digital toolkit provides you with all the materials you will need to run your food drive including instructions, tips, flyers, and posters. At the end of your food drive collection, call City Harvest to schedule a pick-up for donations of 100 pounds or more (estimate 1 can = 1 pound of food). If you collect less than 100 pounds, please drop off the donations at one of the following locations:

Apple Bank within the 5 Boroughs
City Harvest – 6 East 32nd Street
FDNY – Firehouses
Good Will Industries within the 5 Boroughs
NYPD – Police Stations


Jump Start Your Feed Our Kids Food Drive
School Take Home Flyer
Most Needed Items
Feed Our Kids Poster

For more information, contact Food Sourcing at [email protected] or call 646.412.0758.

Special thanks to our sponsors and community partners:


High Holy Days

September 2017

Help us make sure no one in our city goes hungry over the High Holy Days by running a kosher food drive for the High Holy Days. Check back next September to learn about how you can help.

Daily News Food Drive

October - January 2018

Since 1983, the Daily News has partnered with City Harvest to feed hungry New Yorkers during the holiday season. It is the largest food drive in the city, and last year, we collected over one million pounds of food. Check back next October for more information.

Passover Food Drive

March 2018

Help us collect non-perishable, kosher food for the more than 500,000 Jewish New Yorkers living below or only slightly above the poverty line in time for Passover. Check back next March for more information.