With the closing of a major uptown supermarket and the changing of seasons, panelists presented a variety of innovative solutions for purchasing healthy food throughout Upper Manhattan, year round. This closing of the 125th Street Pathmark Supermarket has invited fresh conversation and exploration of innovative solutions for purchasing healthy food in East Harlem and throughout Upper Manhattan.
In this meeting of the Healthy Food for Upper Manhattan Work Group, we featured a special panel presentation focused on the rezoning process and its implications for the food environment in Upper Manhattan. Attendees and presenters engaged in a timely conversation on the potential impact of rezoning, shared program updates and discussed how to get involved.
In this second meeting of the Healthy Food for Upper Manhattan Work Group we seek to explore the opportunities for youth to become involved with food programs (e.g. Gardening, Farmer’s Markets, Food Education) to further discourage criminal activities. What are some potential partnerships community groups can explore to support this cause?
Inaugural meeting of Healthy Food For Upper Manhattan (HFUM), a workgroup and collaborative space focused specifically on food-related work in Upper Manhattan. Together with two leading community organizations, the Partnership for a Healthier Manhattan at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and SCAN-NY, we will bring partners together to work on targeted campaigns and identify how to can expand or fund projects.