Category: Past Events

Recap: South Bronx Learning Tour

On August 4th, CFF and Philanthropy New York hosted a day-long South Bronx Learning Tour to highlight people and organizations using food as a vehicle to bring residents together and catalyze change in their neighborhoods. Twenty-five funders participated in the bus tour that included six stops and nine organizations across the South Bronx. Working on issues such as restorative justice, female empowerment, youth development, economic development, health and nutrition, and more, these groups were growing food, cooking meals, working with bodegas, running farmers’ markets, and creating buying clubs to achieve their goals.

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Recap: NYC’s Food Policy Director

Barbara Turk presenting

On March 24th, CFF partnered with Philanthropy New York to host Barbara Turk for a briefing titled NYC's Food Policy Director on Health, Hunger, and Equity. You can find a video recording of the briefing below. Her office also has a new website that just recently launched. The conversation covered a wide range of topics including the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and NYC's role in it's development, the 2015 NYC Food Metrics Report, and the inclusion of food in the OneNYC Plan. There was also a robust Q&A with the audience.

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Recap: NJ Food & Environment Funders Gathering

Hugh presenting to NJ funders

On November 10th, CFF partnered with the Environmental Affinity Group of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers to host a gathering of NJ-based funders interested in food and the environment. 20 funders participated in the meeting. Read a recap and view the presentations here.

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Recap: Food System Tour

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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...

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NJ Food & Environment Funders Gathering, 11/10

Community Food Funders and the Environmental Grantmakers Affinity Group of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers are collaborating to host a meeting for NJ funders interested in food system change. Food touches everything. How we grow, harvest, process, package, transport, market, consume, and dispose of our food has far reaching impacts on the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and the environment.

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