Why should a restaurant participate in Urban Harvest?

You can make a difference and help end hunger in your community

Hunger remains the No.1 cause of death in the world.
There are 820 million chronically hungry people in the world.
10 million people die every year of chronic hunger and hunger-related diseases.
48.8 million Americans—including 16.2 million children—lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis.


U.S. Congress enacted Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code in 1976 to encourage donations by allowing corporations to earn an enhanced tax deduction for donating food.

The waste

Americans throw away more than 25 percent of the food we prepare, about 96 billion pounds of food waste each year according to the US Department of Agriculture's


When they had all had enough to eat, Jesus said to his disciples, "Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted." John 6:12 (NIV)