Mayoral Food Forum on February 9

Mayoral Food Forum 2021:
Town Hall on the Future of Food in New York City

On Tuesday, February 9, City Harvest and several of the City’s leading food systems, anti-hunger, and food justice organizations will convene the nonpartisan Mayoral Food Forum 2021: Town Hall on the Future of Food in New York City moderated by Errol Louis, Political Anchor at NY1 News.

The purpose of this event is to hear, understand, and make public the key food priorities of the candidates running for mayor, including hunger, public nutrition programs, school food and other critical topics.

Watch the Mayoral Food Forum

We were proud to present the Mayoral Food Forum 2021 in partnership with NYC Food Policy Center, UJA Federation New York, Food Bank for New York City, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, LiveOnNY, Equity Advocates, Hunger Free America, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food Education and Policy, United Way for New York City, and West Side Campaign Against Hunger.


Eric Adams
Kathryn Garcia
Shaun Donovan
Ray McGuire
Dianne Morales
Loree Sutton
Scott Stringer
Joycelyn Taylor
Maya Wiley

2021 Mayoral Candidates’ Food Policy Positions

We asked New York City mayoral candidates explain their plans to address food insecurity, sustainability, and workers’ rights. Check out their responses below.

On Monday, February 22, the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy released the Food Forward NYC: A 10-Year Food Policy Plan.

Informed by input from over 300 key stakeholders—including representatives of food businesses, workers, food producers and growers, community-based organizations, advocates, and philanthropy—it is the City’s first forward thinking comprehensive food policy plan. Having both advocated for the creation of the 10-Year Food Policy Plan and having provided testimony and input, we look forward to working with our partners across the city and in government on the Plan’s goals.