By MELANIE GRAYCE WEST
As the recession takes a continued toll on food pantries and other emergency providers, one of the city’s top hunger charities is embarking on an ambitious fundraising drive to broaden its reach and double the amount of food it distributes.
City Harvest plans to announce the five-year, $30 million campaign on Tuesday. Already, the organization has quietly raised $9 million toward the effort.
Ken Maldonado for The Wall Street Journal
Volunteers at City Harvest unload cucumbers for distribution.
The 30-year-old charity collects excess food from restaurants, groceries, cafeterias and farms and distributes it to hundreds of groups throughout the city. The new campaign would allow it to increase the amount of food it handles every year to