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
The Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional nonprofits and mission-aligned organizations in the U.S. and around the world in health, place-based initiatives, education and human services.
Our emergency food assistance grantmaking focuses on making systemic changes to help the neediest New Yorkers access the food they require.
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On September 22, CFF partnered with the Hunter Grubb Foundation to host a meeting titled GreenWave & Restorative Ocean Farming. 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.
Join us on September 22nd for a funder briefing with Bren Smith, Executive Director of GreenWave, to learn about the future of restorative ocean farming and hear how the award-winning farming model of replication and scale is furthering its mission of mitigating climate change and creating jobs.
On September 27th, CFF partnered with the Environmental Grantmakers Association to host a food system tour of New York. Our day was organized by retracing the food system, all with an eye towards what happens in the face of climate disruptions, and what can be done to make our food supply more resilient.
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Tags: Chester Agricultural Center, EGA, Greenmarket Co., GrowNYC, Karen Washington, Northeast Farm Access, Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Red Hook Initiative, Rise & Root Farm, Rockaway Wildfire
Starting in one of New York City’s neighborhoods most impacted by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, this funder learning tour will look back and forward highlighting community resilience efforts with regard to just rebuilding, climate, and local food systems.
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 live video of people in the room.
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A collection of news and blog articles from April to June, 2015