City Harvest, New York’s largest food rescue organization, held its inaugural Winter Family Carnival on Wednesday, February 12th at CNVS. The event was attended by over 400 guests and raised enough to help feed nearly 200,000 New York City families for a day. Generous donors also sponsored 15 families that City Harvest serves to join the fun-filled evening!

Notable guests included:

  • Eden Grinshpan, City Harvest Food Council Member and host of Top Chef Canada
  • Emilia Serhant, attorney and TV personality
  • Faith Salie, journalist, contributor to CBS Sunday Morning, and panelist on NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”
  • Marc Glosserman, City Harvest Food Council Member, Founder and CEO of Hill Country Hospitality
  • Ivy Stark, City Harvest Food Council Member, Chef and Founder of BKLYN Wild and Casa Bocado
  • Alida Boer, City Harvest Board Member and Founder of Maria’s Bag
City Harvest The Winter Family Carnival

The event included live music and entertainment from On The Move Entertainment and tasting stations from:

  • Hill Country Barbecue MarketChopped Brisket Slider with Longhorn Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Mini Skillet Corn Bread
  • Blue Ribbon Raw Bar, Salmon Ceviche, Sushi Station
  • LeucaRigatoni Cacio e Pepe
  • GupShupSalmon Tartare Puchka, Sundried Tomato Puchka
  • Mexology – Mexology Taco Bar
  • Hard Rock Café – Legendary Steak Sliders, Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Pret A Manger Hot Chocolate Bar
  • CNVS – Housemade Pizzas, Sicilian Inspired Flatbreads, Dim Sum, Winter Solstice Desserts
  • A La ModeIce Cream
City Harvest The Winter Family Carnival

Activities included:

  • Stations to create your own Winter Animal Snow Globe, Glam Picture Frame, and decorate scrumptious cookies, all led by New York staple, The Craft Studio
  • Double Pop-A-Shot Basketball and VR Games
  • Carnival classics including Cotton Candy, Face Painting, and an epic Marshmallow Photo Booth.
  • A Kids’ Corner led by The Dough Project

City Harvest’s Inaugural Winter Family Carnival was sponsored by Alpine Creative Group, Coterie, The Craft Studio, Creative Games, The Dough Project, Hard Rock Café, On The Move Entertainment, Pret A Manger, Smart Choice Communications, Taylor Creative, Okamoto

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 66 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. To learn more about our work, visit