New York, NY
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, we will rescue 109 million pounds of fresh, nutritious food and deliver it—free of charge—to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, community partners and our own Mobile Markets across the five boroughs. We work alongside our community partners to boost community capacity, expand nutrition education, and strengthen local food systems. For more than 35 years, City Harvest has always been there to feed our city—one day, one meal, one New Yorker at a time. To learn more, please visit cityharvest.org.
Norfolk, VA / Portsmouth, VA / Newport News, VA
Leading the effort to eliminate hunger since 1981.
Since 1981, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, a member of Feeding America™ and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, has been providing food for hungry people throughout Southeastern Virginia and on the Eastern Shore.
In our mission to lead the effort to eliminate hunger in our community, the Foodbank has distributed over 360 million pounds of food equating to over 300 million meals throughout our 4,745-square-mile service area, which includes the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin and Virginia Beach as well as the counties of Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight and Accomack. In our community, 1 in 6 of our neighbors struggles to have enough adequate nutrition to be healthy, and 1 in 4 of those neighbors are children. Due to COVID-19, those numbers have increased and will only continue to increase. For our service area, Feeding America projects a 50% increase in food insecurity overall, and a 75% increase among children.
Through our programs, facilities, and large network of community partners, we “eliminate hunger” on a daily basis for many. However, we understand that our work to addresses hunger for individuals in the short term can only ever “feed the line”. It does not address the root causes which force individuals to return to a food pantry again and again. This understanding has led to the creation of a strategic plan aimed to move Hampton Roads closer to achieving the mission of eliminating hunger for those we serve—not only for the day, or for the week, but for a lifetime. We endeavor to “end the line” of neighbors needing nutritional assistance by providing food with partners in ways that help individuals and families to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Philabundance is one of the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organizations, driving hunger from our communities today and ending hunger for good. In 2019, it distributed more than 26 million pounds through a network of 350 partners, and partnerships with hospitals, schools, libraries and other service providers. Philabundance serves more than 90,000 people each week, 30 percent of whom are children, 16 percent of whom are seniors, and other people served include college students, single parents and the working class. Give now or learn more at Philabundance.org.