David Burke Group supports numerous charities and community groups, including the American Cancer Society, City Harvest, City Meals on Wheels, March of Dimes, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Charles Lafitte Foundation and the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, based in Burke's native state of New Jersey. Burke has also made donations to the Culinary Institute of America and Johnson & Wales University for scholarships, and has served as a board member of Share our Strength. He is currently on the board of Table to Table, a food rescue program in northern New Jersey. Chef David Burke is a spokesperson for the New Roots campaign of the IRC, advocating that healthy, fresh, locally grown produce be available to everyone.