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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, ...


Intro to Queer Ecology

By Tiffany Santos, Youth & Farm Stand Coordinator Within the last two decades climate change has commanded the attention of humanity. It’s a subject matter that is difficult to ignore. However, those who attempt to disregard ...


Reflections from the Compost Queen

Hello! My name is Passion Jackson and I’m a Crew Leader. I’ve been working at the 170 Farm Stand since the very beginning. Back in 2017, when we opened, I learned the logistics and navigated ...


Snack Attack: How can students make healthy snack choices in schools?

Fifteen students from New Settlement’s Creative Leaders Afterschool Program created a fun, easy to digest, and educational primer on an under the radar issue in schools. The program, based at CMSP 327, participated in a ...


Town Hall Participants Share their Community Health Needs

By Taisy Conk, Program Director The Jerome Avenue Public Health Taskforce is developing a neighborhood health plan. The Taskforce was chartered by the New York City Council after they approved the rezoning of 92 blocks of ...


Nature: Our Greatest Teacher

This past summer, our Youth Leaders met Dian, a Bronx gardener originally hailing from Jamaica, who volunteers her time at the College Avenue Community Garden. And even though Dian lives in a community still facing ...


Meet Mary and Welcome Back Selma!

Mary is Community Food Action’s FoodCorps Service Member serving at PS 294 for the 2019-2020 school year. Mary is passionate about environmental justice and believes in the importance of a connection to the Earth for ...


Shout Out to our Funders!

Community Food Action depends on support from private and public partners and the business community to carry out our work. We want to share appreciations from our current funders, from small grants that support a ...


Coming Home

By Emily Cardenas, 2019 Cashin Fellow Home is the Bronx. It’s the booming music shaking your bones as you walk down the avenue to your local pizza shop. It’s the open fire hydrants showering cars and ...


Find the Thyme to Grow Some Herbs

By Emily Cardenas, 2019 Cashin Fellow I fear salads. Their mysterious toppings and agonizing crunch have made it so hard to enjoy them, especially since they weren’t part of my diet growing up. I was taught ...


Upcoming Events

Wed 22

PS 294 After School Garden Club

January 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon 27

“We Are Family” Mini Course Teacher PD

January 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed 29

PS 294 After School Garden Club

January 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Feb 03

Meatless Monday Chili Tasting

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Feb 03

“We Are Family” Mini Course Teacher PD

February 3 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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