Healthy Neighborhoods

Not all New York City neighborhoods are equal. The city’s poorest neighborhoods also have the highest rates of hunger and diet-related diseases, and are often places where it's difficult to find healthy, affordable food.

 

In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, our Healthy Neighborhoods programs take a long-term approach to hunger relief.  We work with community partners in low-income neighborhoods across New York City to improve access to healthy, affordable food by providing free fruits and vegetables through our Mobile Markets, and working with local food retailers to increase their ability to stock and sell healthy food. We support Community Action Networks in each of our Healthy Neighborhoods, which bring together passionate residents, retailers and local organizations to advocate for equity and inclusion in the decision making process that shapes the local food system. We also teach residents the basics of nutrition and how to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget.

These programs can be found in the South Bronx, Northwest Queens, the North Shore of Staten Island, Bed Stuy in Brooklyn, and Washington Heights/Inwood.

Mobile Markets

Mobile Markets bring free, fresh fruits and vegetables to residents in our Healthy Neighborhoods.

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Nutrition Education

At City Harvest, we work hard to bring more healthy food to our neighbors in need,but we also believe it is important to teach the basics of nutrition alongside healthy cooking and eating skills.

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Healthy Retail

The Healthy Retail program seeks to increase access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables in City Harvest’s Healthy Neighborhoods.

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Community Engagement

We partner with residents and other stakeholders in our Healthy Neighborhoods to build and support efforts to increase access to affordable and healthy food.

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