NYC’s Food Policy Director on Hunger, Health, & Equity, 3/24

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Thursday March 2

8:45 – 11:00am

Philanthropy New York
1500 Broadway, 7th floor

Register here by 3/18

Co-sponsored by Philanthropy NY

This is a funder-only event
This event will be livestreamed online
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[UPDATE: You can now watch a recording of the briefing online]

Please join us for an opportunity to hear from Barbara Turk, New York City’s Director of Food Policy, on the City’s progress in strengthening New York City’s food system so that it works for all New Yorkers.

The mission of the Office of the Food Policy Director is to advance the City’s efforts to increase food security, promote access to and awareness of healthy foods, and support economic justice and opportunity in the food system.  The Office coordinates multiple City agencies and offices and brokers partnerships with advocates, nonprofit and community organizations, philanthropy and the private sector.

Topics will include

1) The 2015 NYC Food Metrics Report and an update on

  • Addressing Food Insecurity in New York City
  • Increasing Healthy Food Access and Awareness
  • Improving City Food Procurement and Service
  • Supporting a Sustainable and Just Food System

2) Emerging needs and trends that may influence New York City priorities and approaches

3) The role of food policy in supporting the Administration’s priorities within the OneNYC plan

4) New York’s leadership role in developing the landmark Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, signed by more than 100 cities.

More about the presenters

Barbara Turk, M.Div. is the Director of Food Policy for NYC, based in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. Prior to her appointment in April 2014, she was a Senior Fellow at Community Resource Exchange, where she also served for several years on the board of directors. Before joining CRE in 2007, Ms. Turk was the Executive Director of the YWCA of Brooklyn. She was also Director of HIV CARE Services for the Medical and Health Research Association (now Public Health Solutions), where she and her colleagues administered federal grant funds to NYC for services for people living with HIV and AIDS. Prior to this, she spent almost ten years in city government, as a policy advisor to City Council President Carol Bellamy and Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins, and then Deputy Director for Health and Human Services in the Office of Management and Budget under Mayor Dinkins.

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