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Farewell Announcement

Community Food Action has bittersweet news to share. After four years with Community Food Action, our Community Engagement Specialist Jenina Podulka is moving on. She is transitioning to do social justice work in a communications ...

 

Photo album – Community Partnerships and Health Equity panel

At LISC NYC’s Community Partnerships and Health Equity event on April 18th, Community Food Action Program Director Taisy Conk and FoodCorps member July Alcantara sat on a panel about Communities for Healthy Food and the Communities for ...

 

Photo album – Junior Battle Chef Final Presentation

Bronx Helpers middle school students who have been participating in Junior Battle Chef this year had their final presentation on May 21st. Two teams competed to prepare recipes that they had earned in program, and the ...

 

Reclaiming Traditional Diets

In May and June, FoodCorps member July and Community Engagement Specialist Jenina co-facilitated a workshop they developed together called Reclaiming Traditional Diets at PS 294's Parent Cooking Club, which July facilitates every month, and at ...

 

Using the Power of Marketing Against Junk Food

Bronx Helpers performing a skit set in a fast food restaurant.   Beginning in January, a group of middle school students at New Settlement's Bronx Helpers have been working on a countermarketing project in which they learned ...

 

Earth Day Celebration at PS 42

We are excited to announce that beginning in the 2018-2019 school year we will be hosting a FoodCorps member at a new partner school, PS 42, in addition to our FoodCorps member at PS 294! ...

 

The United Farmworkers Movement – History of Food as a Tool for Resistance

As you grab some delicious fruit at the farmers market or grocery store, do you ever think about the person who picked it? Farm workers have few rights compared to many other occupations in the ...

 

VIDEO – Fighting for our Community’s Right to Good Food

Why do we do food justice work? We're excited to share a new video about Community Food Action's purpose and values, and the different kinds of projects that we work on with our community to ...

 

A Toolkit for Place-Based Approaches to Food Justice

In 2014, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) NYC launched a new city-wide food justice initiative called Communities for Healthy Food NYC, with the approach of building programs within four neighborhood-based community development organizations - New Settlement ...

 

Black Panthers Free Breakfast Program – History of Food as a Tool for Resistance

The fight for fresh, affordable, culturally appropriate food has been part of many social movements throughout history and all over the world. We were inspired by Phat Beets' History of Food as a Tool for ...

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