Recap: Food Distribution and Infrastructure in the South Bronx

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.

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Food Distribution and Infrastructure in the South Bronx, 9/13

Last summer CFF organized a tour of the South Bronx to visit organizations working on urban agriculture and food access projects. This tour will focus on food distribution and infrastructure, from large regional-scale developments to creative edible landscaping and community-based supply chain projects

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B. Robert Williamson Jr. Foundation

We focus on the education and empowerment of young people.

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Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional nonprofits and mission-aligned organizations in the U.S. and around the world in health, place-based initiatives, education and human services.

Our emergency food assistance grantmaking focuses on making systemic changes to help the neediest New Yorkers access the food they require.

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Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.

Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life in New York City. Since 1997, the Foundation has been providing grants to help support organizations working in the arts, human services, environment and preservation, and education.

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Recap: Urban Agriculture & Social Justice Activism

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.

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Recap: Growing the Farm to Institution Movement

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.

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New York State Health Foundation

A key priority for the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is to create healthy communities that lead to more New Yorkers of all ages eating healthy foods, being physically active, and having access to a range of programs that encourage healthy life choices. NYSHealth is focused on two key strategies to improve health in New York neighborhoods:

1) Supporting neighborhood-level and policy interventions to increase residents’ access to healthy,

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Urban Agriculture & Social Justice Activism, 10/5

A new book by Kristin Reynolds and Nevin Cohen, Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice in New York City, argues that urban agricultural projects focused explicitly on dismantling oppressive systems have the greatest potential to achieve substantive social change. Please join us for a casual evening of wine and cheese and a discussion with the authors of Beyond The Kale.

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Growing the Farm to Institution Movement: From Farm to Plate, 9/28

This briefing will bring together leaders working to significantly expand the volume of fruits, vegetables and other foods grown by local farmers that are served in schools, senior centers, daycare programs and other community institutions. We will highlight the importance of institutional feeding programs to local economies and public health, highlight barriers to increasing the volume of local food served in institutions, and identify opportunities to scale up this important movement for the benefit all New Yorkers.

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