CFF partnered with Philanthropy New York to host a briefing about community-building practices that use food as the primary tool. Rick Luftglass (Executive Director, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund) moderated a panel comprised of Ben Thomases (Executive Director, Queens Community House), Robin Berger (Interim Executive Director, Just Food), and Nicholas Freudenberg (Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute). This program intentionally drew a distinction between community building and community organizing, while recognizing that those lines are often blurred.
Join a panel of practitioners and evaluators to hear about successes in using food to engage their respective communities to advance communal health, support community members to become leaders and advocates, and cultivate a more just food environment for community members.
The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund (LMTIF) works to increase access and opportunity for all New Yorkers by supporting cross-cutting initiatives in areas from education and the arts, to healthy food and economic development, and beyond. LMTIF’s Healthy Food & Community Change initiative includes neighborhood strategies, public-private partnerships, and the new Laurie M.
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CFF’s first Annual Gathering was held at the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund on May 7, 2013. The evening featured local food and drinks, and a keynote address by Dr. Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University and the author of eight books on food systems.
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