Volunteer opportunity description
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.
Whether you are a member of your company’s volunteer team at Mobile Markets, teach one of our nutrition education courses, or help with mailings and data entry in the office – your time and passion are important resources in the fight against hunger.
We offer a wide variety of individual and group volunteer opportunities - including our Nutrition Education Program, Mobile Markets, Greenmarket Rescues, Corporate Repacks, Office Projects, and Food Drives.
If you haven't volunteered with us before, please sign up for one of our New Volunteer Orientations held at our NYC office.
Interest in fighting hunger in communities throughout New York City! Age requirements vary by specific project.
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times