NYC restaurants partner with City Harvest for Hunger Action Month
Eat out at some of the city’s most popular restaurants all September long and help City Harvest feed New Yorkers in need.
Did you know there are more New Yorkers who are food insecure than the entire population of Dallas, Texas, one of the nation’s largest cities? As it has for the past 35 years, City Harvest hopes to change that with a full slate of initiatives for Hunger Action Month.
Throughout the month, City Harvest and its partners, including some of the city’s most-popular restaurants, will give New Yorkers the chance to help support its mission. Ways to help during Hunger Action Month include making food donations, volunteering, running food drives and eating out at select establishments across the city.
Several restaurants from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group will donate $2 from select menu items, including the croque madame at his newest eatery, Manhatta; a two-piece fried chicken plate at Blue Smoke Battery Park City; Gramercy Tavern’s namesake burger; the jalapeno diablo cocktail at Porchlight and many more.
Monday through Friday this Hunger Action Month, Aquavit will offer a $43 two-course City Harvest lunch menu featuring heirloom tomato soup or a spring salad and Icelandic cod or Swedish meatballs. $3 from the bill will be donated to City Harvest.
Le Bernardin is also offering a prix-fixe menu that will donate $5 to the organization. The $57 three-course meal includes an appetizer (tuna tartare or shrimp), an entrée (salmon or skate) and a dessert (roasted figs, ice cream or sorbet).
Pret A Manger locations across the city will sell a City Harvest salad with diced gala apples, roasted butternut squash and candied pecans. A portion of proceeds will be given to City Harvest.
"In a city that has so much, none of our neighbors should go hungry," CEO Jilly Stephens said in a statement. "For 35 years, City Harvest has stepped up to rescue nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver it free of charge to New Yorkers in need. Thanks to the dedication of our partners, volunteers, donors and New Yorkers all across the city, we just rescued our 700 millionth pound of food and got it into the hands of the people who need it most."
To see more ways to help City Harvest feed New Yorkers in need during Hunger Action Month, visit cityharvest.org.