About City Harvest
City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 55 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, grocers, restaurants, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs. In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest developed long-term Healthy Neighborhoods programs which partner with low-income communities to increase access to fresh produce and help residents shop for and cook nutritious, budget-conscious meals.
It costs City Harvest just 23 cents to rescue and deliver a pound of food and 93 cents of every dollar donated directly supports our programs fighting hunger in New York City. For eight years in a row, Charity Navigator has awarded City Harvest a 4-star rating for being an exceptional nonprofit – an honor earned by only 2% of charities. Learn more about our work here.