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Welcome, to this Season’s Farm Stand Crew!

By Gus Stavroulakis, Youth and Farm Stand Coordinator With a new fall comes a cornucopia of fresh produce for the 170 Farm Stand to provide to the community. This year has been a challenging year, with ...

 

Community Food Action Celebrates New Staff!

We are grateful and fortunate to be able to once more host FoodCorps at New Settlement, and we’re stoked to introduce you to our Service Members for the new academic year 2020-2021!  Katya, who will be serving ...

 

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 ...

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