Latoya Joyner, Assemblywoman-elect for the 77th District of the Bronx, was published by CITYLIMITS.org .: In “No SNAP Solution for New York City’s Food Insecure Dilemma,” she writes: “Food pantries across the five boroughs are having trouble keeping their shelves stocked with nutritious foods. Meanwhile, the economic situation for many in New York City, especially families, has not improved and food lines continue to grow.” Read more
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Agriculture allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. Learn more about finding a CSA in your neighborhood.
For many households, SNAP benefits do not cover the monthly costs of food. According to Feeding America, 90% of benefits are already redeemed by the third week of the month. Thanks to our volunteers and supporters, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen will be here during that week for people whose grocery budgets don’t stretch that far.
A NEW App FOR SMARTPHONES. If you could help solve
food insecurity in America by simply rounding up your restaurant
tab to the next dollar, wouldn’t you? Ask AndraTosca, founder of
SPARE, a new smartphone App designed to do just that, simply
by capturing a picture of your receipt. Each donation, always no
more than 99 cents, is sent to a food organization in support of
the hungry, With an initial kickoff in New York City, which
currently leads the country in the number of missing meals,
SPARE plans to roll out nationally.
SoBRO was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Local Foods Promotion Program to determine the feasibility of integrating locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, and other products for restaurants that are members of the United Business Cooperative (UBC). SoBRO began working the a group of 40 immigrant-owned small restaurant owners to establish the UBC in the Spring of 2014. The USDA grant will allow them to help the members to create and market healthier menus and the integration of locally produced foods.
Master Chef Tom Colicchio, in addition to being a celebrated restauranteur, is also dedicated to food policy reform and will be MSNBC’s first-ever food correspondent on a new show. School lunch is one issue we’ll hear about. “I’ve spend some time in some school lunchrooms,” he says, “where the food is actually really good, and so I would love to challenge Congress to look at what school lunch can be.”
Stephen Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine and top 10 finalist for the Global Teacher Prize, the Nobel Prize of teaching, asks you to help build the National Health and Wellness Center at PS 55 in the South Bronx; an innovative and engaging wonderland where students and teachers can grow their way and work towards a brighter future. Back this project here…