Volunteer Groups

Volunteering with City Harvest is a terrific team building experience. We offer projects for groups as small as five and as large as 50, and our flexible morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend projects make it easy for you and your coworkers to get involved.

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Repack to Give Back

This annual week-long event brings together hundreds of New Yorkers from companies all across the five boroughs to repack rescued fresh produce and non-perishable food into family-sized meal boxes for the holidays.

Weekdays: Friday, November 9 – Friday, November 16, 2018
City Harvest Food Rescue Facility
55-01 2nd Street, Long Island City, Queens

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Mobile Market

At these are farmers market style produce events your team will distribute thousands of pounds of free fruits and vegetables to some 500 area families.

Time commitment: 8:45am to 12:00pm
Minimum group size: 5; maximum group size: 15
Minimum age requirement: 14 years old
Location: varies

Greenmarket Rescue

Collect thousands of pounds of fresh, seasonal produce at Greenmarkets that would otherwise go to waste. At the end of the market day, volunteers rescue excess food from local farmers at the Greenmarket and load it onto City Harvest trucks which deliver the food that same night to soup kitchens and food pantries across the city.

Time commitment: 2 hours
Minimum group size: 5; maximum group size: 12

Corporate Repacks

Your team will sort thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables stored in bulk containers into smaller, family-sized portions. Repacking this produce helps City Harvest make deliveries to 500 community programs across the city. Depending on your group’s size, a repack can be an exclusive experience for your company, or a shared project with other groups.

Time commitment: 3 hours
Minimum group size: 30; maximum group size: 50
Location: City Harvest Food Rescue Facility

Food Show Rescues

New York City is a culinary capital and home to some of the biggest food trade shows in the world. Your team will ensure that high quality, specialty food doesn’t go to waste by collecting it from vendors at the end of trade shows such as the Fancy Food Show and International Produce Show.

Time commitment: varies
Minimum/maximum group size: varies
Minimum age requirement: 18 years old
Location: various New York City event venues

Repack on the Road

Repack on the Road provides a way for corporate partners to volunteer with City Harvest in their own office. We come to whatever location is most convenient for your group, provide all the packing supplies and food, organize and run the event, and deliver the snack packs to children around New York City. In just 1.5 hours, you and your co-workers can help feed hundreds of children in our city! For more information, contact Victoria Liu at [email protected].