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Volunteer opportunity description

Join City Harvest in the largest food show rescue of the year - the Fancy Food Show! At the close of the show, volunteers will work in teams to collect perishable and non-perishable food donations which will be loaded onto four City Harvest trucks. We anticipate rescuing over 200,000 pounds of food which will be distributed to emergency food programs throughout the five boroughs.

Location: Javits Center, 655 W 34th St New York, NY 10001

Time: Volunteers should arrive promptly at 2:00 pm and stay until dismissed.

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All volunteers must bring a signed City Harvest Release and Waiver Form (to be provided in advance).

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Volunteers should be prepared to be on their feet for most of the event. Moderate to heavy lifting is required.

It is often very hot on the day of the rescue so it will also be hot on the show floor. Drink lots of water and take breaks as necessary.

Each volunteer team will be assigned a Team Leader to give the team instructions and provide supplies.

Dress Code

  • Long shorts or pants
  • Close-toed shoes (sneakers or work boots). Anyone wearing ballet flats, sandals, flip flops, heels, etc. will not be able to participate in the rescue

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
July 02, 2013

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City Harvest, Inc.

Nicole Harrison
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