Access to affordable and nutritious food is one of the cornerstones of good health. Without this, individuals—and communities—are at a higher risk of food insecurity and serious chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes and heart disease. To improve the health of New Yorkers, we must recognize that each neighborhood has a distinct food environment.
These Foodscape reports provide a community-level snapshot of a community’s food environment, including data on healthy and unhealthy food consumption, food access, and diet-related diseases. Additionally, the reports detail a comprehensive guide of the many food-related resources available to residents within their neighborhoods to support them in eating healthier. The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center has compiled this information from various sources, presenting it in a user-friendly format to help NYC residents and communities better understand their local foodscapes.
*All data from Community Health Profiles includes Melrose, Mott Haven, and Port Morris
Total Population: 98,403 (1.15% of NYC population) (1)
Population by Race and Ethnicity of Mott Haven and Melrose2 and New York City (1)
Mott Haven and Melrose Population by Age: (1)
Born Outside the US:
NEIGHBORHOOD ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD:
HEALTH AND DISEASE STATUS:
ECONOMIC AND LIVING-CONDITION STRESS, CONTRIBUTORS TO FOOD INSECURITY:
EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BURDEN:
MAIN STATISTICAL DATA SOURCES:
MOTT HAVEN AND MELROSE SUMMER MEALS:
For summer 2019, there were 7 free summer meals sites in Mott Haven, Melrose, and Port Morris.
The New York City Department of Education offers free breakfast and lunch to children ages 18 and under at more than 1,100 sites across the city throughout the summer. Food served at summer meal sites meets federal nutrition requirements and the program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Find the most up-to-date list of summer meal sites at schoolfoodnyc.org or download the frhttps://www.nyrp.org/green-spaces/garden-details/bettes-rose-garden/ee smartphone app SchoolFood: Feed Your Mind.
MOTT HAVEN AND MELROSE COMMUNITY GARDENS:
MOTT HAVEN AND MELROSE GREENTHUMB GARDENS:
There are over 600 GreenThumb community gardens across the city, and any resident can join a garden. In Mott Haven and Melrose, there are 12 GreenThumb gardens. Find the most up-to-date list of gardens using GreenThumb’s searchable Garden Map (6)
MOTT HAVEN GREENTHUMB GARDENS:
MELROSE GREENTHUMB GARDENS:
BELMONT AND EAST TREMONT SCHOOL GARDENS:
MOTT HAVEN AND MELROSE FARMERS’ MARKETS:
For an updated list of farmers’ markets near you (including days/hours of operation) visit nyc.gov/health and search “farmers markets” or text “SoGood” to 877-877. Farmers’ markets may be seasonal around summer months.
MOTT HAVEN AND MELROSE SNAP ENROLLMENT SITES:
There are no SNAP enrollment sites in Mott Haven or Melrose. Closest site:
MOTT HAVEN AND MELROSE WIC SITES:
MOTT HAVEN PANTRIES AND SOUP KITCHENS:
MELROSE PANTRIES AND SOUP KITCHENS:
*Food pantry and soup kitchen hours subject to change, and requirements may be needed to register for food pantries. Call a specific location for more information before going for the first time.
MOTT HAVEN AND MELROSE RETAIL FOOD STORES:
*This list includes all retail food stores with the zip code(s) 10451, 10454, 10455, and 10456 from data.ny.gov (7) that have searchable store names, addresses, and phone numbers via a comprehensive search of government resources and search engines, as of January 23, 2020.
10451 RETAIL FOOD STORES
10454 RETAIL FOOD STORES
10455 RETAIL FOOD STORES
10456 RETAIL FOOD STORES
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN MOTT HAVEN:
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN MELROSE:
Article Image: “New York City (NYC) Neighborhood Maps – By Borough – Bronx.” NYCdata, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/population-geography/maps-boroughs.htm.