On October 4, CFF partnered with WhyHunger and Philanthropy New York to host a meeting titled Big Hunger about the new book by Andy Fisher, Big Hunger The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America And Anti-Hunger Groups. Following a presentation about his research and findings, Andy was joined on a panel by Liz Schalet of Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger and filmmaker Lori Silverbush. The panel was moderated by Alison Cohen of WhyHunger. You can find a video recording of the briefing below.
On September 13th, CFF and Philanthropy New York hosted a day-long Food Distribution and Infrastructure Tour of the South Bronx to learn about some of the current and future food distribution systems utilized in NYC, as well as other infrastructure projects and small-scale supply chain models. Thirty-five funders participated in the bus tour that included four stops and seven organizations working in the Hunts Point and Bronx River sections of the South Bronx.
On June 1st, over 60 CFF members got together with some of our partners in the field and the public sector at Project Farmhouse for the 5th CFF Annual Gathering. Delicious drinks and appetizers were supplied by Cleaver Co. while people mingled and discussed their work. The evening featured a presentation by Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm,
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CFF partnered with Philanthropy New York to host a briefing about community-building practices that use food as the primary tool. Rick Luftglass (Executive Director, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund) moderated a panel comprised of Ben Thomases (Executive Director, Queens Community House), Robin Berger (Interim Executive Director, Just Food), and Nicholas Freudenberg (Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute). This program intentionally drew a distinction between community building and community organizing, while recognizing that those lines are often blurred.
On October 5th, CFF hosted a reception called Urban Agriculture & Social Justice Activism to celebrate the launch of a new book, Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City by Kristin Reynolds and Nevin Cohen. You can find a video recording of the briefing below.
On September 28, CFF partnered with the NYS Health Foundation and Philanthropy New York to host a meeting titled Growing the Farm to Institution Movement: From Farm to Plate. You can find a video recording of the briefing below.
On September 22, CFF partnered with the Hunter Grubb Foundation to host a meeting titled GreenWave & Restorative Ocean Farming. You can find a video recording of the briefing below.
On August 4th, CFF and Philanthropy New York hosted a day-long South Bronx Learning Tour to highlight people and organizations using food as a vehicle to bring residents together and catalyze change in their neighborhoods. Twenty-five funders participated in the bus tour that included six stops and nine organizations across the South Bronx. Working on issues such as restorative justice, female empowerment, youth development, economic development, health and nutrition, and more, these groups were growing food, cooking meals, working with bodegas, running farmers’ markets, and creating buying clubs to achieve their goals.
On June 15th, over 50 CFF members got together with some of our partners in the field and the public sector at COLORS Restaurant for the 4th CFF Annual Gathering. Delicious drinks and appetizers were supplied by COLORS staff while people mingled and discussed their work. The evening featured a conversation with Danny Meyer,
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On March 24th, CFF partnered with Philanthropy New York to host Barbara Turk for a briefing titled NYC’s Food Policy Director on Health, Hunger, and Equity. You can find a video recording of the briefing below. Her office also has a new website that just recently launched. The conversation covered a wide range of topics including the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and NYC’s role in it’s development, the 2015 NYC Food Metrics Report, and the inclusion of food in the OneNYC Plan. There was also a robust Q&A with the audience.