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Community Support and Giving Back

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Every community needs nourishment, and we’re passionate about giving back. With stores in various neighborhoods throughout New York City, the Hamptons and Connecticut, there’s a lot of good the Citarella family does.

In fact, Citarella has given to several hundred organizations—from food banks, schools, hospitals, foundations and cultural art centers.

Owner Joe Gurrera  is an avid and continued supporter of many charities. Citarella has also been a long-time supporter of CityMeals-on-Wheels, which helps feed homebound elderly New Yorkers, having raised more than $600,000 since 2004. Joe's been honored by the American Cancer Society, which honored him in 2001 for his ongoing generosity, and Hospice, which honored him in 2003.  Here are just some of the ways Citarella gives back:



Feeding New York’s homebound elderly




City Harvest:
Feeding the needy and fighting food waste through charitable donations.




James Beard Foundation:
Celebrating and nurturing America’s rich culinary heritage




Guild Hall logo

Guild Hall East Hampton:
is an arts, entertainment, and education center for the community.




Village Alliance (Taste of the Village):
The Village Alliance has been a leading advocate for the Village community for over twenty years.









Jefferson Market Garden




  • Neighborhood Schools and Organizations:
    Supporting local students and grassroots programs

Organizations that have honored Joe Gurrera:

  • East End Hospice (2003): Providing in-home care to patients with limiting conditions
  • American Cancer Society (2003): The Official Sponsor of Birthdays.
  • T-Off for Autism (2011): Volunteer organization for autism research and family support