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City Harvest is New York’s first and largest food rescue organization, helping to feed millions of New Yorkers who struggle to put meals on their tables. This year, they will rescue 109 million pounds of fresh, nutritious food and deliver it – free of charge – to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, community partners and their own Mobile Markets across the five boroughs. September is Hunger Action Month—a national initiative encouraging individuals and organizations to raise awareness of hunger and to inspire people to action.


“At this challenging time, we’re happy to do whatever we can to address food insecurity and to support the important work of City Harvest via the MvVO ART- AD ART SHOW platform,” Maria van Vlodrop, Founder and CEO of MvVO ART commented.


MvVO ART, creator of AD ART SHOW, announced a fundraising effort for City Harvest during the monthlong art show at the Oculus in the Westfield World Trade Center and online on the Artsy gallery platform. All profits from the sale of AD ART SHOW 2020 commemorative branded merchandise will be donated to City Harvest from September 1-30, 2020, starting September 1 via

AD ART SHOW features artwork created by artists working in advertising and related fields. This innovative all-digital art show presents artworks (paintings, sculptures, drawings, etc.) on the monumental screens inside the Oculus at Westfield World Trade center and for sale online via

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From day one, City Harvest’s focus has been feeding hungry New Yorkers, neighbors helping neighbors.

City Harvest helped start the food rescue movement in 1982 when a group of New Yorkers saw that New York City had an abundance of excess food even while a large number of its residents struggled to feed themselves and their families. We recognized the practical purpose that this surplus food could serve if directed to New Yorkers who needed it, filling the plates of the working mom who had trouble making ends meet at month’s end, the senior in the apartment upstairs living on a fixed income, or the family around the corner coping with a large and unexpected medical bill.

Today, City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the more than 1.5 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. We will rescue 109 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 fits 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.

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