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City Harvest, Inc.

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City Harvest is in high need of volunteers that have proficiency in East Asian (Mandarin and Korean), South Asian (Bengali, Punjabi, Hindi), and Southeast Asian (Tagalog) at our Queensbridge, Bed-Stuy, and Stapleton Mobile Markets!

Mobile Markets are farmer's market style distribution of produce at our Healthy Neighborhoods locations. Volunteers will be stationed at 3-4 market tables, each supplied with thousands of pounds of fresh produce that they will help distribute to eligible market-goers. Sample produce items may include bananas, onions, cabbage, or potatoes. As the market-goers stop by each table, volunteers greet them-and then weigh and bag the produce. All food is distributed free of charge.

First time volunteers will not need to attend an orientation for this special, high need project! Interested volunteers should respond to this post to be registered for the next available market.

Queensbridge,
2nd Tues, 4th Sat
40-07 Vernon Blvd
Queens 11101

Bed-Stuy,
1st Sat, 3rd Wed
736 Park Ave
Brooklyn 11206

Stapleton,
1st Tues, 3rd Sat
75 Hill Street
Staten Island 10304

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About City Harvest, Inc.

Location:

6 East 32 Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016, US

Mission Statement

City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout NYC. We do this through food rescue and distribution, education and other practical, innovative solutions.

Description

City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 55 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, grocers, restaurants, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs. In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest developed long-term Healthy Neighborhoods programs which partner with low-income communities to increase access to fresh produce and help residents shop for and cook nutritious, budget-conscious meals. To learn more about food rescue, Healthy Neighborhoods and fighting hunger in New York City, visit cityharvest.org.

Community
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Willing to travel across the 5 boroughsNew York, NY 10016

(40.74727,-73.98006)
 

SKILLS

  • Bengali
  • Translation
  • Bilingual
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Korean
  • Punjabi

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 hours

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