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.