Volunteering with New York’s City Harvest

Mobile Markets and Greenmarket Rescues are two initiatives of the organization in which volunteers can help get food to those in need. Mobile Markets volunteers meet from 8:45 a.m. to noon in one of five locations throughout New York City to hand out free produce in a farmers market setting. Volunteers with Greenmarket Rescues collect excess food donations from vendors at Greenmarket and load them into a City Harvest truck.

Repack assistants meet at the organization’s facility in Long Island and assist in repacking bulk produce donations into family-sized portions for distribution at soup kitchens and food pantries.

About the author

Isabel Harris Eide

Isabel Harris Eide, a student of psychology at University of Miami, has been an active volunteer for City Harvest. The New York City organization collects excess food from restaurants, grocers, and manufacturers, and delivers it to food programs throughout the city. As a volunteer, Isabel Harris Eide assisted in delivering food to those in need, but there are several other ways a person can volunteer with City Harvest as well.