Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

City Harvest, Inc.

Rescuing Food for New York’s Hungry

New York, NY

Mission

City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City. We do this through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions.

Ruling Year

1983

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Jilly Stephens

Main Address

6 East 32nd Street 5th Floor

New York, NY 10016 USA

Keywords

Food, Rescue, Hunger, New York City, Restaurants, City Harvest, soup kitchen, food pantry, food waste

EIN

13-3170676

 Number

3259433502

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Almost half of New Yorkers struggle to cover basic expenses, such as housing, childcare, transportation, and medical bills. As a result, many of our neighbors are forced to choose between things like paying rent, and buying groceries. Currently, more than 1.2 million New Yorkers are struggling to put food on the table, including one out of every five children.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Emergency Food Rescue and Distribution

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Total pounds of food rescued

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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Emergency Food Rescue and Distribution

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Emergency Food Rescue and Distribution

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

City Harvest rescues nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it, free of charge, to hundreds of soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs that serve New Yorkers in need. Our programs help hungry New Yorkers access nutritious food that fits their needs and desires, and strengthen the local food system, building a path to a food-secure future for all New Yorkers.

This year, City Harvest will rescue 61 million pounds of food and deliver it to hundreds of soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs across New York City’s five boroughs. We partner with volunteers; food donors; individual, corporate, and foundation donors; restaurant and chef partners; and community food programs to ensure that New York City neighborhoods are places where all people can eat, live, and thrive.

City Harvest has a fleet of 22 refrigerated trucks that are on the road seven days a week rescuing and delivering food. Our Food Rescue Facility, a 45,000-square-foot warehouse, enables us to move over 167,000 of pounds of food each day. We rescue food from more than 2,500 food donors across New York City and nationally, and we partner with hundreds of community food programs across the five boroughs to help get nutritious food directly to those who need it most. Annually, we engage 10,000 corporate and individual volunteers to support our work.

City Harvest measures our impact through the amount of food we rescue and deliver to New Yorkers in need, the number of people across NYC we reach through our food security programming, and the funds we raise through the generosity of the thousands of individual, corporate, and foundation donors who support our work

Since 1982, City Harvest has rescued over 700 million pounds of food that would have otherwise gone to waste, and delivered it free of charge to hundreds of soup kitchens and food pantries across the five boroughs. To meet the continued high need across New York City, City Harvest’s plan is to grow to rescuing and distributing 75-80 million pounds of food annually; focus on underserved neighborhoods and customize strategies for each; connect New Yorkers to the food they need through direct distribution and other innovative platforms; and increase the variety of fresh produce in our deliveries.

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Affiliations & Memberships

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Financials

City Harvest, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes