About the Campaign

15 years ago, Dana Cowin, then the Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine, started Skip Lunch Fight Hunger by passing brown paper bags out to magazine executives and asking them to donate their lunch money to City Harvest to fight child hunger. They raised $60,000 in one day.

Since then, thousands of New Yorkers have come together to support City Harvest’s annual Skip Lunch Fight Hunger campaign, raising more than $7 million to fight child hunger in our city. That’s enough to help feed more than 25,570 children and their families for an entire year.

Right now, with nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger, City Harvest’s work is more important than ever. Our annual Skip Lunch Fight Hunger campaign raises money to ensure that our trucks are on the road throughout the summer, rescuing good food that would otherwise go to waste and delivering it to the soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs these families turn to.

Skip Lunch Fight Hunger 2017

We would like to sincerely thank the thousands of New Yorkers who participated in this year’s Skip Lunch Fight Hunger campaign. Still interested in doing something now to fight hunger in NYC? You can always donate to City Harvest by clicking here and help keep our trucks on the road year-round!

Click here and we'll keep you in the loop as we gear up for SLFH 2018.

Become a Sponsor in 2018

We owe so much of our campaign’s success and impact to our sponsors! Consider a Partnership with City Harvest and make a difference in the fight against hunger in New York City. Over the years, our corporate partners have helped us raise millions of dollars and have had a profound impact on our work feeding hungry New Yorkers. 

Interested in becoming one of our Sponsors next year? We’d love to hear from you!