In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, food and water will be critical to Puerto Rico’s recovery ahead and City Harvest is collaborating with Feeding America, our sister food bank Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico, FEMA, and community partners to rush much needed supplies to the island. We are working hard to ensure that everyone who has been impacted will have nutritious food to eat and clean water to drink. Through a campaign called New Yorkers United, we are inviting the public to donate food, water and personal care items through Tuesday, October 10 at our East 32nd Street offices in Manhattan and at our Food Rescue Facility in Long Island City, Queens, and with community partners across the city. The food we collect will be repacked and transported to Puerto Rico, along with can openers, as quickly as possible.

The most needed items are:

  • Canned (pop top only) or pouches of tuna, beans and soups, peanut butter, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, saltine crackers
  • Meal replacement shakes & bars
  • Ready-to-feed baby formula
  • Cases of water
  • Baby and adult diapers
  • Personal care items such as deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby wipes, and feminine hygiene products

We CANNOT accept any non-food or non-hygiene items, such as clothing, toys, batteries, tools, stuffed animals, etc. If you’d like to donate any of these items, click here for available drop-off locations.

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1. Christ Church – New Brighton 76 Franklin Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 Tues – Fri, 9am – 1pm
2. Conference House Park 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY 10307 Mon – Fri, 7am – 5pm
Sat & Sun, 9am – 4pm
3. City Harvest’s Food Rescue Facility 55-01 2nd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 Mon – Fri, 8am – 3pm
Sat & Sun, 9am – 3pm
4. Variety Boys and Girls Club 21-12 30th Road, Long Island City, NY 11102 Mon – Fri, 10am – 7pm
Sat, 9am – 4pm
5. Central Queens Y 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375 Sun, 8am – 10pm
Mon – Thurs, 7am – 10pm
Fri, 7am – 6pm
6. City Harvest’s Office Lobby 6 East 32nd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016 Mon – Fri, 8am -8pm
Sat & Sun, 9am – 3pm

Additional Hurricane Relief

We are also continuing to assist with relief efforts in Texas and Florida after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. City Harvest has sent water, repacked food, and supplies to our partner food banks in each state, and we’ve deployed staff and trucks on the ground to aid in recovery work.

You can help by donating to the following organizations:



Thank you for standing alongside City Harvest.

Source: Hurricane Relief – City Harvest