On Thursday, young students from P.S. 38 counted, sorted and packed boxes of canned goods as part of City Harvest’s 40th annual Daily News Food Drive.

For 40 years, City Harvest and the New York Daily News have partnered to host the city’s largest food drive, taking place this year from Oct. 25, through Jan. 6, 2023.

Its goal this year is to collect over 700,000 pounds of nutritious food, which will be delivered, free of charge, to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens and community partners across the five boroughs.

The food drive comes as visits to New York City food pantries and soup kitchens remain nearly 70% above pre-pandemic levels, as food prices remain at record highs this holiday season.

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