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NY Flyers Food Drive Fundraiser 2021

November 14, 2021 @ 5:00 am - December 17, 2021 @ 9:00 pm

2021 NY Flyer Food Drive Fundraiser, benefiting City Harvest

Fourteen years and stronger than ever.

In addition to being the largest running club in New York City, the New York Flyers support a variety of community-based and charitable causes throughout the year. Since 2008, the Flyers have partnered with local food banks to help alleviate hunger in our own community. 

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 brought with it illness, stress, uncertainty, family struggles, job losses, the passing of loved ones, and a staggering death toll worldwide.  While New York is well on the road to economic recovery, food insecurity for people who were living near or under the poverty margin before the pandemic continues.  Today, more than 1.5 million people in New York City, including one in three children, do not have enough to eat. 

During 2020, City Harvest expanded its existing food rescue and delivery, nutrition education, and healthy retail programs by repackaging and distributing 191 million pounds of food (twice its capacity for the same period a year before the pandemic), and supporting 32 new emergency food distribution sites in high-need neighborhoods, including feeding frontline medical workers at sites close to hospitals.

If you can, please help City Harvest continue its mission of providing access to healthy, nutritious food by participating in the 2021 Flyer Food Drive Fundraiser.  Click the DONATE NOW button to be directed to the donation site.

This year’s fundraising drive starts on Sunday, November 14 and closes at 9:00 PM on Friday, December 17.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why City Harvest?
City Harvest was started in 1982 by a group of ordinary New Yorkers who were troubled how much fresh, usable food was thrown out on a daily basis by restaurants. This group of volunteers rounded up friends and cars to pick up the discarded food in order to transport it to where it was needed the most. City Harvest currently supports fresh food distribution to a network of more than 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community partners. City Harvest also sponsors programs to increase both nutritional knowledge and the availability of affordable, nutritious food in low-income communities. Best of all, 93 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to helping people in need.

Is there a minimum donation?
No. Every dollar given is greatly appreciated and goes towards stemming the tide of hunger in New York City.

How much are we trying to raise?
We set our goal for 2021 at $3500. In the twelve years the fundraiser has operated, we have often raised significantly more.

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, if you itemize your deductions.

Can I apply for employer matching?
Yes, if your employer supports this. Please follow this link for details. If you send in a matching gifts form from your employer, please note that the donation is in support of the 2021 New York Flyers Holiday Food Drive Fundraiser

Together, we can help support our neighbors and fight the war on hunger this holiday season. We hope you join the battle.