Skip Lunch Fight Hunger is a citywide initiative that asks our neighbors in New York City to donate what they normally spend on lunch to help feed hungry children and their families. Hunger is a year-round problem, but some New Yorkers are actually more likely to lose their access to good food during the summer months: children. While many public schools are open the entire summer to serve free breakfast and lunch to children, they’re not able to replace every missing meal.
For the cost of an average lunch, you can help ensure that every New Yorker has access to good food. With just $10, City Harvest can feed over 43 children. To learn more about what City Harvest is doing to combat childhood hunger, click here.
By collectively bringing together our lunch money on May 11th, we can make a significant impact on hunger in our city. Join Skip Lunch Fight Hunger this year by registering as an individual or a team to raise funds, or by donating to the campaign.
About Our Organization
Now serving New York City 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 28 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 New York City using a fleet of trucks and bikes as well as volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps over 300,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal.
City Harvest also addresses hunger’s underlying causes by supporting affordable access to nutritious food in low-income communities, educating individuals, families, and communities in the prevention of diet-related diseases, channeling a greater amount of local farm food into high-need areas, and enhancing the ability of our agency partners to feed hungry men, women, and children.