City Harvest programs bring fresh, nutritious food to communities across the five boroughs, free of charge, to help feed New Yorkers who are experiencing food insecurity. For 40 years, we have worked to feed our city, one day, one meal, and one New Yorker at a time.  


For 40 years, we have worked with food donors, community food programs, community residents, local businesses, and other community organizations in high-need neighborhoods across New York City to make it easier for residents to access and prepare nutritious food for themselves and their families 

Food Rescue & Delivery

Since helping to start the food rescue movement in 1982, we have rescued and delivered over 1 billion pounds of food that would have otherwise gone to waste to help feed the more than 1.5 million New Yorkers in need.

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Mobile Markets®

Through our Mobile Markets®, City Harvest delivers fresh fruits and vegetables, free of charge, to thousands of New Yorkers each month.

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Nutrition Education

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.

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Healthy Retail

Our Healthy Retail staff works with corner stores and supermarkets across New York City to ensure that desired and usable fresh fruits and vegetables are easily available and affordable in all communities.

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Plentiful App

In partnership with the United Way for New York City and the New York Food Assistance Collaborative, we developed a free, easy-to-use mobile reservation tool for community food programs and the people we serve to use to find free food.

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Disaster Response

Since our founding in 1982, City Harvest has pivoted in real-time in response to crises, including 9/11, the Great Recession, Superstorm Sandy, and now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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