Just Food Winter 2024 Newsletter


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๐™‚๐™๐™€๐™€๐™๐™„๐™‰๐™‚๐™Ž ๐™๐™๐™Š๐™ˆ ๐™…๐™๐™Ž๐™ ๐™๐™Š๐™Š๐˜ฟ!
Happy New Year to our partners in the quest for healthy food options for all New Yorkers! Weโ€™re moving ahead with exciting new initiatives: Our grant project in partnership with the USDA for community garden improvements drew over 100 applications, and weโ€™re embarking on a new chapter in our Community Chef training program. Weโ€™re updating our resources for CSAs and will soon be holding a forum for CSAs โ€“ stay tuned. And folks are taking notice: Just Food was featured on WABC7! Read on to learn about all of this and more.

Just Food is active on many fronts this winter, but we canโ€™t do it alone. Please help us by donating whatever you can to support our CSAs, Community Chefs, farm network, and vital new programs!


๐™…๐™๐™Ž๐™ ๐™๐™Š๐™Š๐˜ฟ ๐™„๐™Ž ๐™„๐™‰ ๐™๐™ƒ๐™€ ๐™‰๐™€๐™’๐™Ž!
Farmer Ted Blomgren, the West Harlem CSA, and Project Harmony CSA were all featured in a November 16 WABC7 Eyewitness News broadcast about Just Foodโ€™s mission to bring healthy, locally-grown produce to neighborhoods that have long been food insecure. โ€œWe have been conditioned to accept the foods we have in our neighborhood,โ€ Just Foodโ€™s Sheryll Durrant told WABC7, in a broadcast that highlighted how CSAs provide fresh options for underserved New York City communities. Watch the broadcast and read more here.

๐™ˆ๐™Š๐™๐™€ ๐˜ผ๐˜ฝ๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™๐™€๐˜ผ๐™๐™๐™๐™€๐˜ฟ ๐˜พ๐™Ž๐˜ผ๐™Ž:

January 29th, 2024|Categories: External posts, Grants, Newsletters|

Application is Now Open for the Just Food NYC People’s Garden Initiative!


Application is now open for the Peopleโ€™s Garden Initiative funding!

This is an opportunity for community gardens in New York City to receive up to $10K in funding through Just Food and the USDA. The deadline to apply is December 1. Please contact John Zieran (, our Just Food Program Officer, with any questions regarding the application.

Click here to begin the application.

ยกLa solicitud ya estรก abierta para la financiaciรณn de la Iniciativa Jardรญn del Pueblo!

Esta es una oportunidad para que los jardines comunitarios en la ciudad de Nueva York reciban una financiaciรณn de hasta $10K a travรฉs de Just Food y el USDA. La fecha lรญmite para postular es el 1 de diciembre. Si tiene alguna pregunta con respecto a la solicitud, por favor dirรญjala al Oficial del Programa Just Food John Zieran (

La aplicaciรณn estรก disponible aquรญ en espaรฑol.



November 18th, 2023|Categories: External posts, Grants|

Farm School NYC November Newsletter


๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—– ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€
๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต
Deep in our hearts, we carry the weight of profound grief for all the lives lost to US-backed imperialism in Palestine and globally. Our commitment remains unwavering to fighting for all oppressed peopleโ€™s liberation, freedom, and sovereignty through these troubling moments. We profoundly believe all forms of oppression are interlocking, and our liberation is bound together. We have linked our complete solidarity statement here.

๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ-๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด!
While the monthly newsletter is a great way to get updates, we wanted another way to connect with our community and supporters. We hope op-eds will give you a fuller picture of what weโ€™re working through and thinking about. Read our first op-ed and stay tuned for more. Follow us on LinkedIn to be the first to see when theyโ€™re released!

๐˜Š๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ
Citywide students recently wrapped their final program offering, Seminar. We are incredibly proud of the participants, their projects, and the seeds theyโ€™ve planted for their futures. Curious about their projects? Weโ€™ve linked one here by student, Monie Seto.

๐˜๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜›๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด
Co-facilitators Rayland, Zach, Kim, and OA Cole led a modified high tunnel build at the Pleasant Village Community Garden, completing the challenging build with lots of support. One of the students, Sister K, filmed most of the build, and her footage is linked here.

๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ซ
๐˜‹๐˜๐˜ˆ๐˜— ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ
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November 16th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants, Job postings, Newsletters|

Your October Monthly Harvest from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is here!


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๐“˜๐“ท ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“˜๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ฎ
โ€ข Statewide News
โ€ข Taste NY Updates
โ€ข NYS Grown & Certified Updates
โ€ข Funding Opportunities
โ€ข Spotlight: Department Tours Columbia County Farms

๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ-๐˜๐—ผ-๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต
October is National Farm-to-School Month, an annual opportunity to celebrate everyone who works hard each day to make sure that New York kids have access to farm fresh, healthy, local foods to power them at school. Our Farm-to-School program is one of New York agricultureโ€™s best success stories, helping to increase the volume and variety of locally grown and produced food in schools, providing new markets for New Yorkโ€™s farmers, improving student health, and educating young people about agriculture. Check out more about the program at

Additionally, our 30% NYS Initiative supports our Farm-to-School efforts by increasing the reimbursement schools receive for lunches from 5.9 cents per meal to 25 cents per meal for any district that purchases at least 30 percent of total food cost for their school lunch program on New York State products. We are proud that these programs continue to support local farmers and provide healthy choices for children at school and thank all of our partners across the state who make programs like these possible.

Just as important as providing fresh, delicious local produce for our students is ensuring they are safely distributed and prepared. USDA just released five new fact sheets [โ€ฆ]

October 4th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants, Newsletters|

Your September Monthly Harvest from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is here!


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๐“˜๐“ท ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“˜๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ฎ
โ€ข Statewide News
โ€ข Taste NY Updates
โ€ข NYS Grown & Certified Updates
โ€ข Funding Opportunities
โ€ข Spotlight: #FindMeAtTheFair Winner Announced

๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—บ
As we turn the calendar to September, weโ€™re realizing autumn is just around the corner and itโ€™ll be time soon to explore all of New York Stateโ€™s great agritourism opportunities! From apples to pumpkins, to corn mazes and sunflower fields, and so much more, New York farms offer fun for all ages this fall.

Check out New Yorkโ€™s many u-pick farms and have some family fun while supporting your local farmer!

๐—›๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต
September is recognized nationally as Hunger Action Month, a time to raise awareness, take action, and collaborate on solutions to combat food insecurity in our communities. In collaboration with our partner not-for-profit organizations and New York State agencies, the Department has long been committed to the fight against hunger, prioritizing initiatives like the Nourish New York program, the 30 percent New York State initiative, the Council on Hunger and Food Policy, our Farm-to-School program and Farmersโ€™ Market Nutrition program, and so many more. Weโ€™d like to take this opportunity to salute the daily work and dedication of the many community organizations, food banks and food pantries, and members of the Stateโ€™s Council on Hunger and Food Policy [โ€ฆ]

September 6th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants, Newsletters|

Your August Monthly Harvest from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is here!


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๐“˜๐“ท ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“˜๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ฎ
โ€ข Statewide News
โ€ข The Great New York State Fair Updates
โ€ข Taste NY Updates
โ€ข NYS Grown & Certified Updates
โ€ข Funding Opportunities
โ€ข Spotlight: New York Wines Now Sold in Puerto Rico

๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—น๐—น ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€!
Visit Your Local County Fair for a Chance to Win Tickets to the Great New York State Fair

New York is home to more than 50 county and youth fairs, providing opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages to learn about local agriculture, where our food comes from, and how itโ€™s grown, harvested, and marketed to the public.

This summer, to help promote county and youth fairs across the state as well as celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Taste NY program, the Department is hosting a new #FindMeAtTheFair contest. For a chance to win prizes, including Taste NY regional gift baskets and VIP seating for concerts at The Great New York State Fair, county fairs across the state will offer a โ€œFind Me at the Fairโ€ New York State-themed selfie station that fairgoers can interact with. To participate in the contest, fairgoers can post a selfie on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #FindMeAtTheFair. A QR code provided at the selfie station will provide directions for how to ensure participants are entered in the Taste NY #FindMeAtTheFair contest.

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August 2nd, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants, Job postings, Newsletters|

Your July Monthly Harvest from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is here!


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๐“˜๐“ท ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“˜๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ฎ
โ€ข Statewide News
โ€ข Taste NY Updates
โ€ข NYS Grown & Certified Updates
โ€ข Funding Opportunities
โ€ข Spotlight: Commissioner Ball Congratulates Winner of the โ€œStill Growingโ€ Poetry Contest

๐—ช๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—จ๐—ฝ: ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ
Every June, Dairy Month gives us the opportunity to recognize New Yorkโ€™s dairy farmers and manufacturers who produce some of the very best dairy products anywhere. This year, we took part in a wide range of Dairy Month activities to promote the industry โ€“ check out some highlights below!

โ€ข ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ข๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐˜พ๐™š๐™ก๐™š๐™—๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™‰๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ก๐™ฎ $30 ๐™ˆ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™€๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™› ๐˜ผ๐™œ๐™ง๐™ž-๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ง๐™  ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™๐™–๐™˜๐™ž๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ
Earlier this month, Commissioner Ball headed up to the North Country to celebrate the completion of Agri-Markโ€™s nearly $30 million expansion and modernization project at its cheese manufacturing facility in Chateaugay. The expansion is retaining more than 100 full-time jobs, supporting more than 500 agricultural jobs in the region, and helping to boost the stateโ€™s dairy industry in Northern New York โ€“ a fantastic way to celebrate Dairy Month. The 9,600 square-foot expansion included a state-of-the-art cheese production room, which has improved the facilityโ€™s efficiency, and the rebuilding of the 110,000 square-foot manufacturing center, reconfiguring the layout of the facility, and purchasing new equipment and machinery. You can read more about the expansion here and view photos of the new facility here.

โ€ข ๐˜ฟ๐™š๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™€๐™™๐™ช๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ [โ€ฆ]

July 5th, 2023|Categories: External posts, Grants, Newsletters|

Your June Monthly Harvest from NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets is here!


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๐“˜๐“ท ๐“ฝ๐“ฑ๐“ฒ๐“ผ ๐“ฒ๐“ผ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ฎ:
โ€ข Statewide News
โ€ข Taste NY Updates
โ€ข NYS Grown & Certified Updates
โ€ข Funding Opportunities
โ€ข Spotlight: New York Products Featured at PGA Championship in Rochester

๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ!
Itโ€™s officially one of our favorite months of the year โ€“ known to most as โ€œJune,โ€ but to us, more importantly โ€“ as Dairy Month! Starting with World Milk Day on June 1, Dairy Month provides us all an opportunity to recognize our tremendous dairy farmers and dairy manufacturers who are producing and processing some of the very best dairy products in the world. Dairy is the largest single segment of New Yorkโ€™s agricultural industry, boasting nearly 3,200 dairy farms, from major global processing companies to small, family-run operations. Plus, New York is the nationโ€™s fifth largest producer of milk, which is also our stateโ€™s official drink!

At the Department, we are looking forward to spotlighting New Yorkโ€™s dairy industry all month long by highlighting the sustainability practices of New York dairy producers and processors, as well as the public health work of the Departmentโ€™s Milk Control and Dairy Services team, through some exciting opportunities and events! Commissioner Ball kicked off the celebration with a visit to Castleton Elementary School on June 1 for the first event in our Dairy Education Days series, which brings members of the Department to elementary schools across the state to [โ€ฆ]

June 7th, 2023|Categories: External posts, Grants, Job postings, Newsletters|

Register Today! Join Hunger Solutions New York and No Kid Hungry for the Upcoming CEP Webinar Series


This summer, Hunger Solutions New York and No Kid Hungry New York will be co-hosting a webinar series for schools to ensure all CEP-eligible schools can maximize this new state subsidy in the upcoming school year.

๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ญ๐™ž๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฏ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™‰๐™š๐™ฌ ๐˜พ๐™€๐™‹ ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™—๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™‚๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ
Thursday, June 1, 2023, 1-1:30pm
Join us to learn how strategic grouping can help you maximize the new state CEP subsidy.
Register here for Maximize the CEP Subsidy Webinar

๐˜พ๐™€๐™‹ ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™—๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™ฎ: ๐™‚๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™Œ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™Ž๐™€๐˜ฟ
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 9-9:30am
The NY State Education Department (SED), Child Nutrition Program Administration, will join us for a 30 minute Q&A session on the new CEP State Subsidy.
Register here for SED Q&A Webinar

๐™„๐˜พ๐™”๐™ˆ๐™„: ๐™‰๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜ผ๐™ซ๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐˜พ๐™€๐™‹ ๐™Ž๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ก๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š 23-24๐™Ž๐™”
The enacted FY2024 State Budget included an additional $134.6M to expand access to free school meals through the new Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) State Subsidy. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a federal option that allows high-poverty schools to offer free meals to all students. The CEP State Subsidy ensures all CEP meals are reimbursed at the โ€œfree rate.โ€ This new state funding will allow all New York schools who are eligible for CEP to provide free meals to all students while alleviating the financial burden on schools.

In order to receive this new funding, schools must be enrolled in CEP [โ€ฆ]

May 31st, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants|

2023 – 2024 HPNAP Resources Food Grant & Operations Support Application Deadline is ๐Ÿฐ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฃ๐—  ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ!


HPNAP provides supplemental funding and nutrition technical assistance to a network of emergency food programs (EFPs), consisting of food banks, soup kitchens, food pantries and
other non-profit organizations. HPNAP and other government support provide funds for operating costs and for nutritious foods that may not be donated by other sources.
Applications can be made through select EFPs. Below is an example from FoodBankNYC:
โ€ข Application Guidance
โ€ข Application


May 17th, 2023|Categories: External posts, Grants, News from HANNYS|

May eNews from GardenShare


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๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€?
May marks the beginning of Spring Farmers Market season. If you have not submitted an application for vendor membership, day vendor, or nonprofit tabling. Email the Farmers Market Manager!

Remember you do not just have to shop the markets with just cash. Many accept debit/credit cards. Come to the market managers table to learn how to get tokens to buy your favorite local products.

Each market has there own Facebook pages for frequent updates on product availability and other events/news for each market. Click on the town below!


๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€!
GardenShare appreciates the invaluable contribution of the students who have dedicated their time to us. The diligent efforts of our college students exemplify that adage that โ€œmany hands make light work.โ€ We extend our heartfelt wishes for their success in all their future endeavors.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐˜€ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ!
GardenShareโ€™s 2023/24 Local Food Guide is now available. The Annual Local Food Guide is your gateway to the world of local food in St. Lawrence County. The guide can also be accessed online with an interactive map! Let us help you find all the excellent food this region has to offer.

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May 8th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants, Newsletters|

Laying the Groundwork for Summer Meals from Hunger Solutions New York


๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™ง ๐™„๐™จ ๐™…๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐˜ผ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง!
Now is a great time to pre-order Summer Food Service Program outreach materials from the New York State Department of Education. Bilingual outreach flyers are available in bulk at no charge. The flyers promote summer meals and feature a QR code to help families find nearby site locations.

๐™‰๐™ค ๐™†๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ƒ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™‰๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ง๐™  (๐™‰๐™†๐™ƒ-๐™‰๐™”) ๐™Ž๐™๐™Ž๐™‹ ๐™‚๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™Š๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ
NKH-NY is supporting school districts and community-based organizations operating the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or Seamless Summer Option (SSO) and implementing non-congregate meal programs in rural areas. Grant awards will average between $10,000 โ€“ $20,000, and exact amounts will vary depending on program need. To be considered for a summer meals grant, applicants must complete and submit the No Kid Hungry New York 2023 Summer Grant Inquiry Form by Friday, April 28.

๐˜ผ๐™™๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™Ž๐™๐™Ž๐™‹ ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™˜๐™š๐™จ
โ€ข Learn more about summer meals:

โ—‹ NoKidHungry Summer Meals

โ€ข Access outreach resources for summer meals:

โ—‹ NYSED Resource Order Form
โ—‹ Hunger Solutions New York Resources
โ—‹ No Kid Hungry Summer Meals Outreach Toolkit

โ€ข Register for upcoming NKH-NY webinars & trainings:

โ—‹ April 25, 3pm: Spread the Word: Summer Meals and Summer Pandemic EBT Outreach and Promotion
โ—‹ May 23, 3pm: Strategies to Improve the Summer Meals Experience for [โ€ฆ]

April 27th, 2023|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants, Newsletters|