City Harvest (New York, NY)


  • Name:Robert Pergament
  • Title:Associate, Institutional Giving

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  • Organization Name:City Harvest
  • Address:6 East 32nd Street
    5th Floor
    New York, NY 10016
    United States

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  • Main phone:646-412-0600

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  • Mission:
  • City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City. We do this through food rescue and distribution, education and other practical, innovative solutions.

  • Overview:
  • City Harvest is the world's first and New York City’s only food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children by collecting excess food that would otherwise go to waste. Each year, we help to feed the more than one million New Yorkers seeking emergency food. While helping to meet immediate needs across the city, we recognize that ending hunger in particularly hard-hit communities requires a deeper investment. Our geographically focused approach to hunger, Healthy Neighborhoods, envisions the transformation of low-income areas into communities that provide the food and resources needed to support healthy diets.

    Demand for emergency food remains at record levels, while New Yorkers experiencing hunger often find themselves or their families battling diabetes, obesity, or other diet-related diseases. We have reached a watershed moment in our response to the epidemics of hunger and diet-related disease. Our actions now will impact the nutritional health of this generation and the generation to come.

    In early 2011 City Harvest finalized a new five-year strategic plan to guide our work through 2016. We found that the gap between the food New Yorkers have and what they need is substantial. In response, we mapped out a growth strategy that called for City Harvest to double the amount of food we deliver annually, incorporate a Food Rescue Facility into our operations, and invest heavily in our Healthy Neighborhoods initiative.

    In the first year of the plan we integrated the new Facility into our emergency food operations, which enabled us to rescue and deliver more food than ever before. We also expanded Healthy Neighborhoods to a fourth borough, developed an extensive plan for the initiative’s future growth, and improved the efficiency of our agency network. This year, City Harvest requests the support of the Lawrence Foundation as we:

    • Rescue and deliver 42 million pounds of food, including 25 million pounds of produce, to help feed hungry New Yorkers;

    • Expand our Healthy Neighborhoods initiative to a fifth neighborhood, Northwest Queens, as we open a new Mobile Market, launch our nutrition education interventions, and complete an environmental scan of the food retail landscape;

    • Provide some 15,000 low-income individuals with increased access to healthy food as we distribute more than 1.6 million pounds of free, fresh produce through our Mobile Markets;

    • Help more than 30,000 low-income residents gain the knowledge to lead healthy lifestyles through nutrition education courses, cooking demonstrations, healthy recipes, and shopping workshops; and

    • Improve the quality of food available in our target communities by providing technical assistance to 30 supermarkets and 12 bodegas / corner stores as they increase the amount of healthy food for sale.

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  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
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