Food Bank of Central New York provides food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with 431 community partners in the counties of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence.
Fresh Food Connect is a mobile app that coordinates homegrown produce to be donated. Individual gardeners sign up on the Fresh Food Connect app to donate their backyard grown produce, directing the surplus produce from gardens to hunger relief centers.
Formed out of a partnership between The Food Pantries for the Capital District’s NYS Community Food Assistance Network and the Hunger Action Network of New York State, The Alliance is a collaborative effort of community-based food assistance providers and stakeholders to reduce food insecurity in New York State. The Alliance convenes stakeholders, coordinates collective impact activities, provides a forum for information sharing, and is a network to increase capacity and nutritious food supply to direct food assistance equitably and efficiently to our communities. We are a voice for community-based food assistance providers and our community members experiencing food insecurity.
Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.
Capital Roots organizes community gardens, provides healthy food access, offers nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinates urban greening programs in New York’s Capital Region.
Cooking Matters is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. Our programs teach parents and caregivers with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals.
Our mission is to train NYC residents in urban agriculture, in order to build self-reliant communities and inspire positive local action around food access and social, economic, and racial justice issues.
Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables is a nutrition education initiative designed to prevent overweight/obesity and reduce long term chronic disease risks through the promotion of increased fruit and vegetable consumption through nutrition education workshops and food demonstrations.
Layla Pujol is an Ecuadorian modern-day nomad who loves to cook and travel. She is currently working on her first cookbook, which will focus on delicious Ecuadorian and Latin recipes (adapted to her style).
Follow along with HealthPromotion&Wellness staff and student assistants as we show you how to prepare some of our favorite recipes step by step! Then, check out our healthy recipes page for more simple and budget-friendly recipes options that you can try on your own.
Soul Fire Farm is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm in Petersburgh, NY providing farmer training for Black and Brown growers, reparations and land return initiatives for northeast farmers and food justice workshops for urban youth.
A healthy eating routine is important at every stage of life and can have positive effects that add up over time. It’s important to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy and fortified soy alternatives. When deciding what to eat or drink, choose options that are full of nutrients. Make every bite count.
Our staff conducts research internally and through partnerships with colleagues in universities, government agencies, and private research firms to better understand the roadblocks to achieving American Farmland Trust’s broad mission, and to determine the most effective policy approaches to overcome these roadblocks.
We are a nonpartisan research and policy institute. We pursue federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways. We apply our deep expertise in budget and tax issues and in programs and policies that help low-income people, in order to help inform debates and achieve better policy outcomes.
The New York State Council on Hunger and Food Policy convenes to provide state policymakers with expertise on how to address hunger and improve access to healthy, locally-grown food for New York State residents.
The Institute develops innovative and evidence-based programs that promote health and long-term solutions to hunger. We research different approaches to identify what works. We provide trainings and services food banks and community partners so that they can implement best practices within the charitable food network.
The Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research, and education organization committed to improving public policies and private practices to better the economic and social conditions of all New Yorkers. Founded in 1991, FPI works to create a strong economy in which prosperity is broadly shared.
FRAC improves the nutrition, health, and well-being of people struggling against poverty-related hunger in the United States through advocacy, partnerships, and by advancing bold and equitable policy solutions.
The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center develops intersectoral, innovative and evidence-based solutions to prevent diet-related diseases and promote food security in New York City and other urban centers. Through interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, evaluation and education, we leverage the expertise and passion of the students, faculty and staff of Hunter College.
United For ALICE shines a light on the challenges Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) households face and seeks collaborative solutions. Through a standardized methodology that assesses the cost of living in every county, this project provides a comprehensive look at financial hardship across the United States.
Since 2015 Bryant has served as Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates public programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora.
The series from Share Our Strength examines the roots and evolution of the food movement and the ways it intersects with race and class, as well as with educational, environmental and health inequities.
by Anthony Warner
Published January 12th 2021 by Oneworld Publications
Drawing on years of experience within the food industry, Anthony Warner invites us to reconsider what we think we know. In Ending Hunger, he uncovers the parallels between eating locally and 1930s fascism, promotes the potential for good in genetic modification and dispels the assumption that population growth is at the heart of our planetary woes.
Virginia Commonwealth University has released this resource guide providing detailed insights and resources on the following topics:
– Understanding the Causes of Food Insecurity
– A Look Into The Primary Causes Of Food Insecurity
– Overview of Food Security and Health
– How Social Workers Can Improve Food Security
– How to Expand Access to Food Assistance Programs
– And much more!
National Research Council. 2006. Food Insecurity and Hunger in the United States: An Assessment of the Measure. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11578.
A proportion of the US population experiences food insecurity at some time in a given year because of food deprivation and lack of access to food due to economic resource constraints. Since 1995 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has annually published statistics on the extent of food insecurity and food insecurity with hunger in U.S. households.
The James Beard Foundation, Food Tank, and Valrhona, along with a prestigious advisory group of food system experts, developed the “Good Food Org Guide.”
This definitive Guide highlights nonprofit organizations that are doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.
Heritage Radio Network (HRN) is dedicated to creating a more equitable, sustainable, and delicious world by expanding the way eaters think about food. HRN is a platform for thought-provoking conversations about the real issues affecting the global food supply. Our listeners hear from voices across the food chain– farmers, truckers, chefs, cheesemakers, cookbook authors, activists and more!
Janet Poppendieckis Professor emerita of sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York, a co-founder of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College and a senior fellow at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute at the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy
by William DiFazio
Published December 5, 2006 by Temple University Press
At St. John’s Bread and Life, a soup kitchen in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, over a thousand people line up for food five days a week. In this trenchant and groundbreaking work, author Bill DiFazio breathes life into the stories of the poor who have, in the wake of welfare reform and neoliberal retreats from the caring state, now become a permanent part of our everyday life. Arguing that only a true program of living wages, rather than permanent employment, is the solution to poverty, DiFazio also argues a case for a true poor people’s movement that links the interests of all social movements with the interests of ending poverty.
by Katie S. Martin
Published March 9, 2021 by Island Press
In Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries, Katie Martin argues that if handing out more and more food was the answer, we would have solved the problem of hunger decades ago. Martin instead presents a new model for charitable food, one where success is measured not by pounds of food distributed but by lives changed. The key is to focus on the root causes of hunger. When we shift our attention to strategies that build empathy, equity, and political will, we can implement real solutions.
We’re on the road to end hunger, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Goal #2 of Zero Hunger. From the implementation of sustainable community development projects to our meal packaging program that harnesses the passion of local volunteers, we strive to make an impact on hunger by building resilience, self-sufficiency and empowerment in communities worldwide.
The Military Family Advisory Network tracks the issues of food insecurity and hunger in the military community. The most recent research released in 2022 shows that 1 in 6 military families are food insecure.
MilMap can help you find support for your military move, resources for kids, employment support, health and wellness information, crisis resources and much more.
Island Harvest Food Bank distributes fresh produce, meat, and non-perishables throughout Long Island and assists thousands of Long Island veterans daily through our innovative programming and network of community partners.
The NYC Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) serves veterans facing food insecurity due to a financial emergency, as well as home-bound veterans in need of food delivery services. DVS connects veterans to local food services and assistance programs in their community.