City Harvest, a Robin Hood-grantee, can now rescue even more food for hungry New Yorkers. With the help of a $550,000 Robin Hood capital grant, City Harvest opened a 45,400-square-foot food rescue facility in Long Island City in 2011.
With areas to temporarily store dry goods, refrigerated space, freezer space, loading docks, a volunteer area, and room for a state-of-the-art kitchen for nutrition education, City Harvest’s new facility gives the world’s first and New York City’s only food rescue organization the space and opportunity to grow efficiently.
In the face of rising need, in coming years City Harvest will be able to double the amount of rescued food it provides in the five boroughs to 60 million pounds of food annually, all while keeping its overall cost to rescue and deliver a pound of food low.
Photos courtesy of City Harvest.