We Can Help
City Harvest (917) 351-8700
All over the city, New Yorkers help feed their hungry neighbors by organizing food drives in schools, their apartment buildings, businesses and places of worship. Here are all the tips you will need, directly from the experts, on how to be creative with your food drive AND have fun.
City Harvest’s annual Feed Our Kids food drive, which runs from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day, asks New Yorkers to donate kid-friendly, non-perishable items to help provide much-needed food for our children over the summer when access to school meals may become limited. Schools, organizations, companies, and New York City’s Fire and Police Departments come together to collect non-perishable food donations for City Harvest to pick-up and distribute to our network of more than 500 soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs that serve hungry children and their families across the five boroughs. Last year, Feed Our Kids collected 250,000 pounds of food—enough to feed thousands of families in New York City for an entire summer.
Are you a young professional, 40 years or less, who is looking to do something for your community? Join Citymeals Young Professionals Committee (YPC) who deliver meals to isolated older New Yorkers on the first Saturday of every month. Afterwards, they brunch at a nearby restaurant and become better acquainted.
Please don’t forget our homeless pets. They need food, too.
“You either think your differences are all that matters, or you think our common
humanity is more important, and you look for ways to lift yourselves up by lifting
– Former President Bill Clinton about what it means to volunteer and serve others
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter
Cook dinner for the homeless on the Upper East Side. Food donations are needed — non perishables
can be brought in anytime. From a volunteer: “I have volunteered here a few times and think it is an
absolutely amazing place.,,”
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
(212) 744-5022, ext. 1238)
Recognized as being in the forefront of the movement to support the health and well-being of low-income clients by using fresh, farm-to-table producee and sustainable sources, Neighborhood House recently served tomato soup seasoned with oregano and basil, grown on their own Green Roof and Garden. There is much going on where volunteers can reap many rewards by helping someone who can never repay you.
Organize a Food Drive. Here’s why
Organizing a food drive is a great way to help people in your community. You can select the local senior center, food pantry, or shelter that you want to support.
- Help feed people
- Support a community program
- Demonstrate social responsibility
- Meet people in your community
- Give back to the community during these uncertain economic times
Part of the Solution (POTS)
(718) 220-4892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
POTS in the Bronx seeks volunteers to help feed the hungry year-round. If you are interested in
volunteering, or you would like to discuss holding a food drive in your community or school,
please let us know.