At City Harvest, we work hard to bring more healthy food to our neighbors in need, but we also believe it is important to teach the basics of nutrition alongside healthy cooking and eating skills.
We work with community partners to offer free nutrition education programming to 50,000 children, teenagers, parents, and seniors in our Healthy Neighborhoods, giving them the tools they need to make healthy budget-conscious meals for their families.
Through the City Harvest Fruit Bowl program, nearly 7,000 children in pre-school, Head Start and after school programs regularly receive fresh fruit and low-fat dairy. Their caretakers benefit from an on-site liaison program providing nutrition activities and cooking demos.
Whether you have experience in teaching and nutrition, are interested in working with local farmers, or simply want to give back to your community, your passion and time are important resources in the fight against hunger.
The economy may have improved these last several years, but New York’s poverty and unemployment rates remain high. For many, income hasn’t kept up with the rising cost of living: 42% of New York City households – 2.7 million men,