Harvest Dinner 2020: A Virtual Benefit

West Side Campaign Against Hunger




Event Dates

Oct 20, 2020



West Side Campaign Against Hunger

Join us virtually for an inspiring program showcasing our work and leadership meeting the COVID-19 crisis and showing WSCAH's plans for future growth and innovation. Every autumn, WSCAH celebrates its accomplishments with an annual Harvest Dinner– but due to the circumstances, this year’s event will be a Virtual Benefit, taking place on Tuesday, October 20th. The VIP Cocktail Hour (7:00pm) features a talk and live Q&A with guest speaker, food activist, and urban farmer Karen Washington. The Main Event (8:00pm) features guest speaker, author, and teacher Rabbi Robert Levine of the Upper West Side’s Congregation Rodeph Sholom.

The West Side Campaign Against Hunger, whose main office is located in the heart of the Upper West Side, in the basement of St. Paul and St. Andrews Church at 263 West 86th Street, is one of New York City’s largest Emergency Food Providers and has been at the forefront of innovation for over 40+years. 25 years ago it developed the first customer-choice supermarket style pantry in the United States, setting the stage for decades of innovation. 2020 has proven to be one of the most challenging years in WSCAH’s 40+ year history. The COVID-19 crisis continues to put an unprecedented strain on the entire New York City community, and the demand for WSCAH’s critical food and social services has never been higher. In 2020 alone, WSCAH has distributed 2.1 million pounds of healthy food to over 35,500 people, a 56 % increase than previous years. They’ve accomplished this with the help of over 1,600 volunteers, food and financial donations from generous donors, and through partnerships with other nonprofits, school and corporate volunteer groups.