NEW YORK– FreshDirect, the Northeast’s leading online fresh food grocer, today announced that it provided nearly 3 million pounds of high-quality food to New Yorkers in need in 2018 through its long-running partnership with City Harvest, New York City’s largest food rescue organization. Both FreshDirect and FoodKick, the company’s on-demand grocery delivery service, are City Harvest’s largest food donors within the five boroughs.
“Helping people in need have access to a good meal is in our DNA at FreshDirect and we’re proud to have made a difference in the lives of some of our fellow New Yorkers,” said David McInerney, CEO of FreshDirect. “Every day the City Harvest team arrives at our new facility in the Bronx to pick up food that will go to those who need it most, and it means a lot to the entire FreshDirect team to know that we’re helping make sure no one in this city goes hungry.”
City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the more than 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. The food it receives from FreshDirect and other partners is delivered free of charge to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners across the five boroughs. On a daily basis, FreshDirect provides City Harvest with a wide variety of high-quality food including chicken, beef, eggs, strawberries, bananas, lettuce, pasta, and much more.
“FreshDirect has been an integral partner to City Harvest since 2003. The nutritious food they generously donate to us helps ensure that New Yorkers who are struggling to make ends meet have food on their tables,” said Lisa Sposato, Director of Food Sourcing at City Harvest. “We’re grateful to FreshDirect for making a lasting commitment to help those in need in our city, and we look forward to many more years of working together.”
FreshDirect is the Northeast’s leading online fresh food grocer, delivering directly to customers throughout seven states, including the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, and the District of Columbia. FreshDirect is committed to sourcing the freshest and best-tasting meat, fish, produce, and specialty items through direct relationships with suppliers, growers, and farmers. In 2016, FreshDirect expanded its portfolio with the launch of FoodKick, an on-demand business that caters to the needs of urban dwellers with a curated selection of food, alcohol, and essentials—all delivered in as little as an hour. Launched in 2002, FreshDirect is a privately held company headquartered in Bronx, NY. Wines & Spirits are sold by FreshDirect Wines & Spirits, an independently owned store with NY State License #1277181 found at 620 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215.
About City Harvest:
City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the more than 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. We will rescue 61 million pounds of food this year and deliver it, free of charge, to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners across the five boroughs. Our programs help food-insecure New Yorkers access nutritious food that first their needs and desires; increase our partners’ capacity; and strengthen the local food system, building a path to a food-secure future for all New Yorkers. To learn more about our work, visit CityHarvest.org