Bakery-café chain Paris Baguette has announced a partnership with City Harvest, New York’s first and largest food rescue organization, to combat hunger and food insecurity in New York City. Paris Baguette cafés in the New York City area will now provide a daily donation of surplus food to City Harvest, including fresh pastries, sandwiches, produce and more.

Paris Baguette joins a vast network of New York City foodservice establishments that support City Harvest through surplus food donations. This year, City Harvest will donate an estimated 77 million pounds of fresh, nutritious food and deliver it to food pantries, soup kitchens, community partners and City Harvest Mobile Markets across the five boroughs.

“We are proud to team up with City Harvest to support their mission to fight hunger in New York City by rescuing and delivering fresh, nutritious food to millions of New Yorkers,” says Nick Scaccio, vice president of operations at Paris Baguette. “As a neighborhood bakery café, we are dedicated to supporting and uplifting the communities we serve, and we believe everyone should have access to delicious and nutritious meals. We look forward to providing daily food donations at our numerous partner cafés to continue to support City Harvest's critical mission.”

“We are thrilled to add several Paris Baguette locations to our growing list of foodservice supporters who help to drive City Harvest’s mission forward every single day through food donations,” says Lesha Ingram, donor relations and supply chain manager at City Harvest. “Our partners play an essential role in helping feed millions of New Yorkers each year, and we are thrilled to welcome Paris Baguette to our roster of fantastic partners across the city.”