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Food System Focus Area: Farm to Institution
On September 13th, CFF and Philanthropy New York hosted a day-long Food Distribution and Infrastructure Tour of the South Bronx to learn about some of the current and future food distribution systems utilized in NYC, as well as other infrastructure projects and small-scale supply chain models. Thirty-five funders participated in the bus tour that included four stops and seven organizations working in the Hunts Point and Bronx River sections of the South Bronx.
Last summer CFF organized a tour of the South Bronx to visit organizations working on urban agriculture and food access projects. This tour will focus on food distribution and infrastructure, from large regional-scale developments to creative edible landscaping and community-based supply chain projects
On September 28, CFF partnered with the NYS Health Foundation and Philanthropy New York to host a meeting titled Growing the Farm to Institution Movement: From Farm to Plate. You can find a video recording of the briefing below.
On Thursday August 11th, Governor Cuomo held an event at the Food Distribution Center in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx to announce, among other things, the funds to help create a Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the same Hunts Point neighborhood.
This briefing will bring together leaders working to significantly expand the volume of fruits, vegetables and other foods grown by local farmers that are served in schools, senior centers, daycare programs and other community institutions. We will highlight the importance of institutional feeding programs to local economies and public health, highlight barriers to increasing the volume of local food served in institutions, and identify opportunities to scale up this important movement for the benefit all New Yorkers.
Below is a recording from a CFF-sponsored briefing that took place in July, 2015, called Building Our Regional Food Economy: Creating a Regional Food Hub in NYC. Only the slides and audio were recorded, so you will not see the...
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Join us for a funder briefing with GrowNYC to learn about the proposed development of a Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the Bronx. This large-scale facility will provide a home for Greenmarket Co., space for an expanded wholesale farmers market, a light food processing center to prepare local produce for wholesale, and other infrastructure to support local food businesses.