Wednesday, June 09, 2010


Now serving NYC for more than 25 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 25 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 nearly 600 community food programs throughout NYC using a fleet of trucks and bikes as well as volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps over 260,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal.

1] City Harvest will rescue and deliver more than 25 million pounds of food this year.
2] City Harvest delivers food to nearly 600 community food programs that feed hungry New Yorkers.
3] More than one million New Yorkers rely on emergency food at some point during the year, including 350,000 children and more than 140,000 seniors
4] City Harvest operates a kosher initiative to support emergency feeding programs that provide food to those who observe Kashrut dietary laws.
5] City Harvest was founded in 1982, when ordinary people began to transport excess food from local restaurants to programs that served meals to hungry New Yorkers.
6] City Harvest rescues food using a fleet of 17 trucks, cargo bikes and volunteers on foot.
7] City Harvest delivers food nearly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
8] Fresh produce makes up more than half of the food that City Harvest rescues.
9] City Harvest helps feed more than 260,000 hungry men, women and children each week.
10] Through the course of the year each of the City Harvest trucks will travel 14,000 miles. More than half the distance of the equator.

NOTE: I’ve been a volunteer with City Harvest since the autumn of 2006. Join me and others in helping to feed the hungry by giving a donation or become a volunteer. Thank you!


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