Location: New York new-york, USA
Year Founded: 1982
Food Recovery Hierarchy: Recovery
Categories: Donation transportation, Donated food processing, Donation coordination
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. City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities across New York City through food rescue. Since our founding in 1982, we have been fighting food waste by collecting excess food, with a focus on fresh produce, from all sectors of the food industry, and delivering it free of charge to over 400 community food distribution programs. To date, our organization has diverted over 700 million pounds of rescued food from landfills and redistributed this healthy food to combat hunger. City Harvest is now New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the nearly 1.2 million food insecure New Yorkers.