Though the nonprofit is best known for rescuing 150,000 pounds of food each day, it also hosts educational programming to help alleviate hunger in the long term.
As some of us prepare our minds and bodies for the coming fast, here’s a case for not only focusing on our growling bellies, but also on those for whom hunger is more than a temporary state of being.
It’s no secret that the city is passionate about its local food artisans, chefs, farmers, nonprofits and shops. Based on your votes, here are our 2014 Local Heroes.
A great way to celebrate beer is, of course, with more beer. To fund-raise for NYC Beer Week, the New York Brewers Guild invites guests to join them December 5, 2013.
Earlier this fall, at a sold-out forum in New York City organized by Food Tank, we learned how massive our food waste problem has become. Here are some examples of what Edible communities across the country are doing to combat the problem.
Our screening of “A Place at the Table” at the Times Center provoked an impassioned post-film Q&A about hunger in New York and beyond, with Edible readers and ‘wichcraft eaters asking, “What can I do to solve this problem?” Here we try to answer.
Food waste is a global problem. Currently, about 24 percent of all calories produced for human consumption are lost or wasted. To focus the international food movement’s attention on this vital issue, Food Tank has organized an already sold out gathering of food movement leaders set for September 19.
Hungry? Our events calendar is packed full of Edible events around the city, like The Brooklyn Local–a day-long, family-friendly artisanal food fest at Brooklyn Bridge Park to help City Harvest feed more hungry New Yorkers. Think great food (over 75 artisanal vendors will offer delectable fare), great family fun (an interactive Kids Zone will feature children’s activities and entertainment) and a Happy Hour Tent (stop by for beer, wine, special tastings and musical entertainment). Here’s what’s happening this week.
For New Yorkers in need, the Greenmarket is a friend indeed.
Thanks in part to City Harvest, a new Greenmarket project is getting more local produce than ever into our city’s diet. GrowNYC is best…
As Eat Drink Local Week approaches–our eight-day tribute to our foodshed begins Saturday, June 23rd–we wanted to introduce our two very special non-profit charitable partners, which have not just helped us to organize this event, but also work tirelessly to support local and seasonal eating and agriculture year-round.
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the longest day of the year than with a food-filled evening to benefit City Harvest, an amazing local organization that takes excess food from those who have plenty–restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms–and delivers it to some 600 food programs around the city.