Daily News and City Harvest Food Drive

Student activities coordinator Susan Panzer and members of the John Adams Leadership Class, Queens NY organized a schoolwide food drive to benefit City Harvest. The food was picked up and loaded on 12/5/12. (Bryan Pace/for New York Daily News)

Student activities coordinator Susan Panzer and members of the John Adams Leadership Class, Queens NY organized a schoolwide food drive to benefit City Harvest. The food was picked up and loaded on 12/5/12. (Bryan Pace/for New York Daily News)

For over 30 years, City Harvest and the Daily News have partnered to host the largest food drive in New York City. Some 1.7 million New Yorkers currently live in poverty, with nearly 24% of New York Children living in food insecure homes. This year City Harvest will rescue 55 million pounds of food from all segments of food industry and deliver it to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs throughout New York City. Last year, New York City students collected and donated more than 200,000 pounds of non-perishable food.

MS67 will be collecting food for the drive from December 14, 2015 until January 15, 2016. By participating, our school’s families will help keep the food pantries and soup kitchens that City Harvests serves stocked when so many of our neighbors need help feeding themselves and their families.

Most helpful items:
– canned fruit
– canned vegetables
– canned proteins (ie tuna or beans)
– peanut butter (plastic jars)
– macaroni and cheese (packaged)
– hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized)

City Harvest cannot accept unlabeled or dented cans, any open packaging, products that need to be refrigerated, homemade foods, or expired products.