As New York City’s private response to hunger, City Harvest has been designated an essential service by Governor Cuomo and New York State. They are stepping up to rescue and deliver more food to meet the need during this unprecedented time, and they'll work hard to make sure all children in New York City and their families have enough food.
"With NYC public schools closed, we know that children may lose access to school meals and families will face greater challenges affording food. Additionally, as the economic impact of the crisis becomes a reality, even more New Yorkers will be turning to City Harvest to put food on their tables. We're already hearing that some soup kitchens and food pantries need to close their doors in light of health concerns, and we know supermarkets are struggling to keep their shelves stocked. City Harvest is committed to responsibly continuing our operations and feeding everyone who is relying on them today, and anyone who may need them tomorrow."