Conscientious Cook: City Harvest's Canned Food Drive

A good old fashioned canned food drive is a great opportunity to be a conscientious cook. City Harvest is running a canned food drive through January 6th to benefit community food programs throughout New York City. Don't just clean out your cupboards of the old candied yams and Spam; how about some organic soups, beans or baby food?

Get your office-mates and neighbors involved. If you collect 100lbs or more, they will pick it up. If you collect less than 100 pounds or you can't organize a food drive, drop off food donations at your local firehouse. To find the firehouse closest to you, go to, enter your address, and check the "Fire" checkbox.

For more information or to schedule a pick-up, call Jill Kogan (917.351.8765) or email her at