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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 ...

 

170 Farm Stand is back Wednesday, July 10th!

July 10 – November 27, 2019 Every Wednesday 2:30-6:30pm, rain or shine! Corner of 170 St. & Townsend Ave, under the mural We are thrilled to bring back our youth-run farm stand to serve up the food our ...

 

Rediscovering Our Weed-Like Qualities

Absorbed by the day-to-day of our lives, we find it hard to pause and appreciate the simple things; the lush green of the plants, the scent of the flowers, the flight of the birds. And ...

 

How to Practice Food Justice: A Reflection on a Year of Service

As I moved through the year as a FoodCorps service member and part of Community Food Action, the difficulty of effectively implementing what is commonly known as “food justice” has become more and more apparent ...

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Upcoming Events

Wed 27
Fri 29

Youth Leaders Program

November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dec 13

Youth Leaders Program

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dec 17

PS 294 and PS 311 Schoolwide Wellness Council

December 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Jan 21

PS 294 and PS 311 Schoolwide Wellness Council

January 21, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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