Donate Food

County Harvest rescues good, unsold food from all segments of the food industry including supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs and corporate cafeterias. We also help groups organize food drives of canned and packaged items.

Become a Food Donor

If you own a business that prepares, sells or distributes food or beverages and are willing to donate excess food to County Harvest on a regular basis, fill out our food donor form or send an email to

We will work with you to plan the details of a pick up schedule around the types and quantities of food you have available for rescue.

Organize a Food Drive

Organizing a food drive is a great way to help feed Westchester's hungry. The food you collect will go directly to those that need it.

You can use your business, school, athletic club, after-school activity, dance team or music group as a means to collect food for County Harvest. We can help plan and organize your food drive, as well as offer suggestions for types of foods to collect.  County Harvest will pick up your donations and deliver them to one of our partner agencies.

If you would like more information on how to run a food drive for County Harvest, send an email to

Donation Guidelines

County Harvest has strict food safety guidelines for the food that we accept. We gratefully accept perishable and prepared foods maintained in safe temperature zones and chilled or frozen before being donated. Donated food must be prepared by a regulated or licensed food business, such as a restaurant, caterer, wholesaler or bakery. Donated food must exclude foods previously served to the public.

Food Donation Guidelines [ PDF ]

Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

Did you know that the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act protects food donors from liability? County Harvest is always looking for additional food donors to help feed Westchester's hungry.