City Harvest

Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children.

This year, City Harvest will collect more than 38 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 600 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes.

City Harvest also addresses hunger’s underlying causes by supporting affordable access to nutritious food in low-income communities, educating individuals, families, and communities in the prevention of diet-related diseases, channeling a greater amount of local farm food into high-need areas.


EDITOR’S NOTE: In urban situations we often find there is a lack of food and people suffering from hunger, yet tragically so much of the food in the city is wasted and thrown away. City harvest tries to prevent this by creating a network of restaurants, grocers and other food related businesses, and harvesting their waste to distribute to the hungry.


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