For the seventh year, City Harvest was selected as a Charity Partner for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon.
Last year, the team was led by Captain Michael Chernow, Founder of Seamore’s and Co-Founder of the Meatball Shop, and raised over $160,000, enough to help feed nearly 700,000 New Yorkers in need for one day.
This year, under the continued leadership of Captain Chernow, City Harvest is building a team of 50 runners with the goal of raising $150,000 – enough to help feed 625,000 New Yorkers who are struggling to put good, nutritious food on their table.
City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the more than 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. We will rescue 61 million pounds of food this year and deliver it, free of charge, to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners across the five boroughs. Our programs help food-insecure New Yorkers access nutritious food that fits their needs and desires; increase our partners’ capacity; and strengthen the local food system, building a path to a food-secure future for all New Yorkers.