NY Flyers Food Drive Fundraiser 2023
November 12 @ 5:00 am - December 17 @ 9:00 pm
Turning sixteen is a rite of passage for many, and this year the Flyer Holiday Food Drive Fundraiser reaches this milestone anniversary. Since 2008, the Flyers have raised over $50,000 in total to support local food banks in alleviating hunger in our own community.
Inflation persists throughout the US, and as we approach the end of the year, higher prices for just about everything continue to take a hefty bite out of all of our wallets. According to April's True Cost of Living Report (copy and paste https://unitedwaynyc.org/true-cost-of-living/ into your browser for access), 50% of working-age households in New York City have difficulty affording the most basic living expenses of rent, utilities, and food. Visits to New York City food pantries and soup kitchens, which surged during the pandemic, remain 60% higher than pre-pandemic levels. Today, more than 1.2 million people in New York City, including one in five children, do not have enough to eat.
Since its inception over forty years ago, City Harvest has distributed over a billion pounds of food to needy New Yorkers. Today, City Harvest food trucks roll through the streets seven days a week to provide access to healthy, nutritious food to the people who need it most. Please help support the mission by participating in the 2023 Flyers Holiday Food Drive Fundraiser. This year’s fundraising drive starts on Sunday, November 12 and closes at 9:00 PM on Sunday, December 17.
About City Harvest
City Harvest is New York’s first and largest food rescue organization, helping to feed millions of New Yorkers who struggle to put meals on their tables. This year, City Harvest will rescue 75 million pounds of fresh, nutritious food and deliver it—free of charge—to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens, community partners and Mobile Markets across the five boroughs. City Harvest also works alongside community partners to boost community capacity, expand nutrition education, and strengthen local food systems. For over forty years, City Harvest has been there to feed our city—one day, one meal, one New Yorker at a time.
Every $1 donated helps City Harvest feed two New Yorkers for a day. By donating, you’ll help keep City Harvest’s trucks on the road and filled with nutritious food for our neighbors in need.
Click “Donate Now” to make a tax-deductible contribution. Thank you for your compassion, generosity, and support!
This year’s fundraising drive starts on Sunday, November 12 and closes at 9:00 PM on Friday, December 17
Together, we can help support our neighbors and fight the war on hunger this holiday season. We hope you join the battle.