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Wednesday, May 13 • 10:00am - 11:00am
City Harvest

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City Harvest

Session Title: How to rescue some 500,000,000 pounds of food and counting...


How does food that would otherwise go to waste become rescued from restaurants, farms, grocery stores, etc. and end up on dinner tables of hungry New Yorkers across NYC? Come visit City Harvest¹s Food Rescue Facility for an interactive and close-up view of our 45,000 square foot facility. We'll offer the audience a view into our operations, community programming, hands on produce repacking as well as how we work so closely with New York¹s unparalleled culinary industry.

Special Message to Attendees from Host Company: We look forward to hosting you as part of NewCo! City Harvest Food Rescue Facility is 55-01 2nd Street, Long Island City. You will find City Harvest’s gate to be the last one on 2nd Street on the right hand side. You may enter the facility at the far entrance. It is accessible by the 7 and G trains, the Q103, B62 and Q67 buses, Long Island Railroad and East River Ferry. We look forward to seeing you then. 

Presenters
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Kevin Duffy

VP, Development, City Harvest

Host Companies

Wednesday May 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
City Harvest 5501 2nd Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101
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  • Company Description City Harvest is the product of common sense. In the early 1980s, a group of ordinary citizens became troubled by the large number of fellow New Yorkers who didn't have enough to eat. When they saw that local restaurants were discarding perfectly good food, these volunteers responded by enlisting friends and borrowing cars to transport the leftover food to where it was needed most. This idea led to the creation of City Harvest in 1982. City Harvest has distributed more than 465 million pounds of food to a network of more than 500 community food programs throughout New York City. The organization now delivers some 144,000 pounds of food daily and 50 million pounds this year. City Harvest's common-sense, cost-effective approach remains unchanged, because by working efficiently we can help the greatest number of people possible. Picking up and delivering food the same day keeps costs down and allows us to focus on fresh, perishable foods that are often in short supply at soup kitchens and food pantries. Currently, our cost to deliver a pound of food is just 25 cents, making City Harvest a smart, simple solution to ending hunger in New York City. City Harvest has distributed more than 465 million pounds of food to a network of more than 500 community food programs throughout New York City. The organization now delivers some 144,000 pounds of food daily and 50 million pounds this year. City Harvest's common-sense, cost-effective approach remains unchanged, because by working efficiently we can help the greatest number of people possible. Picking up and delivering food the same day keeps costs down and allows us to focus on fresh, perishable foods that are often in short supply at soup kitchens and food pantries. Currently, our cost to deliver a pound of food is just 25 cents, making City Harvest a smart, simple solution to ending hunger in New York City.

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