City Harvest Collection Sites

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The holidays are a reminder of the importance of helping others, especially those New Yorkers who cannot always be sure when they will get their next meal. City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization, has lined up several easy ways for individuals to help put food on the table for our hungry neighbors, just in time for the holiday season.

Daily News “Readers Care to Feed the Hungry” Food Drive: November 14, 2011 – January 6, 2012: Join your fellow New Yorkers in contributing to the city’s biggest yearly food drive—and get your coworkers, friends, and family involved too! Drop off nonperishable food items at any police precinct or fire station, or call City Harvest at 917-351-8700 if you collect more than 100 pounds and we’ll come pick up the food. For additional information, please visit:

Greenmarket Buy-a-Bag: November 19, 2011 and December 21, 2011 (Union Square, Broadway at E. 17th St): As you do your holiday shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket, consider buying an extra bag of produce and giving it to the hungry. City Harvest volunteers will be onsite to collect your food donations.

Greenmarket Buy-a-Bag also takes place on other dates and Greenmarket locations in November and December: Visit for more information.

D’Agostino Supermarkets Holiday Buy-a-Bundle: November 14, 2011 – November 28, 2011 and December 12, 2011 – December 26, 2011: Purchase a prepackaged “Buy-a- Bundle” of the most needed nonperishable holiday food items for City Harvest to deliver to food programs. For additional information, please visit:

Gingerbread House Competition: December 1, 2011 – January 2012 (Le Parker Meridien Atrium, 119 W. 56th Street): Visit hotel Le Parker Meridien and view dazzling gingerbread houses crafted by master chefs and bakers. Vote for the best creation with a $1 donation to City Harvest. For additional information, please visit:

Canstruction: November 10 – November 21, 2011 (Winter Garden, Battery Park, 220 Vesey Street): Walk among astonishing sculptures created by architecture and design firms with full cans of food. City Harvest distributes all the food to programs that feed the hungry following the exhibit. Nonperishable food donations are welcomed from visitors. For additional information, please visit:

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