Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments

Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments
Organization Name:
Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments
Primary Address 1:
1512 Townsend Avenue
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Long Organization Description:

New Settlement Apartments is a 30-year-old settlement house with a demonstrated commitment to affordable housing and community development in the Southwest Bronx. We collaborate with community residents and develop strategic partnerships that celebrate the inherent dignity and potential of individuals and families.

Community Food Action’s vision for impact is an alternative food system, by and for communities, that nourishes the people and supports community development, climate protection efforts, and quality of life.  The program takes a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to food justice in our neighborhood. We embed hands-on food education into local institutions, develop community leadership, and create opportunities to grow, purchase, eat and compost good food.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(718) 716-8000
Community members (approx.):
3,000 annually by Community Food Action
Organization Type:
Community Development/Settlement House
About the Organization:
Community Food Action at New Settlement is one site of the Communities for Healthy Food NYC initiative.

To do this, we:
• Provide holistic and hands-on culinary and nutrition education for children and families
• Engage and build community by creating opportunities for youth and adults to learn about current food system issues, strengthening social networks, and embedding community leadership in our activities
• Embed healthy living practices, policies, and systems into neighborhood institutions
• Increase neighborhood access to fresh, healthful, and affordable foods through institutional sources and engage local stakeholders in these efforts
• Join and actively participate in networks and coalitions to inform our own work and advance community-informed food initiatives in NYC
Areas Served:
Mt. Eden neighborhood of the Southwest Bronx
Major Issues:
Hands-on food education, community leadership, food access, school food, youth development
Hours of Operation:
Regular business hours for program. 170 Farm Stand runs seasonally on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 6:30pm
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (Twitter, Instagram)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#goodeatsbx #170farmstand
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