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SNAP in the Era of COVID

By Dyana Sanaycela, Cashin Fellow The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dates back to 1939 and was instituted to address widespread unemployment and food surpluses. Those on food assistance received stamps when purchasing food which were then used to ...


Bittersweet Ends and Outdoor Dreams

By Maria Caicedo  The end of the school year is always bittersweet. This year’s is feeling EXTRA bittersweet for us as we reflect back on the effects of COVID-19. On the one hand, it’s sweet that remote learning made it possible for students all over the country to continue with their educational journeys over the ...


Celebrating the Small Victories While Teaching During COVID

By Mary Bannister On Monday, March 16th, New York City public schools closed, with no notice of reopening anytime soon. My desk at PS 294 has an abandoned stack of papers on it under my cheery ...


Join Us! We’re Looking for a Seasonal Culinary Educator!

About New Settlement and Community Food Action: New Settlement Apartments is a settlement house based in the Mt. Eden community of the Southwest Bronx, with a 27-year demonstrated commitment to increasing preparedness and access to safe ...


The Food Plants

By Maria Caicedo Quickly adapting to the COVID-19 developments, we at Community Food Action are finding creative ways to continue our school-based work with families. The current health crisis has exacerbated the inequalities of our ...


New York City Council Takes on Food Equity

By Taisy Conk, Program Director Community Food Action is increasingly engaging in policy and advocacy issues that affect food justice in the Southwest Bronx. Our objective is to critically examine and impact the decisions made by ...


Experiential Black History Narrated – An African Diaspora Celebratory Collective

By Selma Nuñez, FoodCorps Member In an effort to highlight the contributions of black history leaders, this year at PS. 42 we have a gallery walk. It features the Black Panther Party and their extensive work ...


Food Education and the International Baccalaureate Curriculum

By Mary Bannister, FoodCorps Member As I walk into a fifth-grade classroom at PS 294 elementary school, I skim a paper outside the door outlining the class’s learning objectives. Are students learning about persuasive writing? Dividing ...


Bombing with Seeds of Hope

By Maria Caicedo, Cooking and Gardening Coordinator Every year at the start of the new academic cycle, we prepare to lead professional development sessions with teachers at each of our partner schools. We seek to further ...


2019 Year in Review

In 2019 we expanded our school-based work and the Youth Leaders program. We are in our second year hosting a service member at PS 42 – and our service member returned for her second year, ...


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