Tag: Philanthropy New York

Recap: Food as a Community Building Tool

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.

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Food As A Community-Building Tool, 12/8

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.

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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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CFF Annual Gathering 2016

People at CFF Annual Gathering

It's that time of year again! Time to get together with your colleagues and peers in philanthropy who are working in some way to transform our regional food system. Whether your focus is nutrition or hunger, food chain workers or farmland preservation, emergency food or food waste, we all have a part to play in creating the just food system that everyone deserves. Join us for an evening of food and drink, networking, and updates from the field.

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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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NYC’s Food Policy Director on Hunger, Health, & Equity, 3/24

Shoppers at the Union Square farmers' market

Please join us for an opportunity to hear from Barbara Turk, New York City’s Director of Food Policy, on the City’s progress in strengthening New York City’s food system so that it works for all New Yorkers. The mission of the Office of the Food Policy Director is to advance the City’s efforts to increase food security, promote access to and awareness of healthy foods, and support economic justice and opportunity in the food system. The Office coordinates multiple City agencies and offices and brokers partnerships with advocates, nonprofit and community organizations, philanthropy and the private sector.

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Food Impact Investing for Philanthropy, 10/5

Farmer inspects garlic

Community Food Funders and Slow Money NYC are collaborating to host a meeting on impact investing in the food space. What is impact investing, and how can philanthropic organizations participate? Who is already doing food investing in our region, and what types of entities are seeking these funds? Come hear from experts in the field as well as case studies from two of your colleagues who have recently made their first program related investment in food systems work.

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