Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation (NEBHDCo)

by Leah Butz
Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation (NEBHDCo)
132 Ralph Avenue
Secondary Address
Golden Harvest Food Pantry: 376 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Phone Number
(718) 453-9490
Director, Manager or CEO
Jeffrey E. Dunston
Mission Statement
The preservation, development and management of affordable housing and homeownership opportunities; community and economic development initiatives and human services that effect social change in central Brooklyn.
Community members served per month
Volunteers per month
Number of staff/employees
Annual Budget
Year Started
Major Funders
Developer/Management/Janitorial Fees; New York City Council; USDA; Senior Housing and Services Contracts
Latest Projects
NEBHDCo is designing an indoor aquaponics farm at 495 Putnam Avenue. The Urban Aqua Farms (UAF) will provide year-round, high quality, affordable fresh water fish and vegetables to food insecure individuals and families in the community. The UAF harvest will supplement the healthy food supply for NEBHDCo’s Golden Harvest Client Choice Food Pantry which feeds 19,000 people each year.
Interesting Fact
NEBHDCo works with people of all ages. In 2017 alone:
• We’re doing cooking demonstrations for nearly 250 3-4 year olds in early childcare centers.
• We’re teaching 5-week cooking courses to nearly 30 families, 8-week cooking courses to over 40 adults, and 3-week workshop series to over 25 seniors.
• We’re training the newest generation of food justice leaders in our year-round gardening and cooking programs for over 50 teens.
• We’re putting nearly 30 community chefs in the field to lead our cooking demos and classes.
• We’re serving 19,000 adults, (30% seniors) in our food pantry.
Areas Served
Core Programs
Affordable Housing/Real Estate Development, Property Management and Community Programs. Community Program: s Foodwork: Golden Harvest Food Pantry & Demonstration Kitchen: a supermarket-style client choice pantry in a beautiful new 2-story facility, where families shop by family size for emergency food including fresh local produce, and connect to services supports ( Communities for Healthy Food Bed-Stuy: a food justice and food access initiative, with a holistic approach to bettering the food system in Bed-Stuy, including urban gardens and farms, culinary and nutrition knowledge sharing, advocacy and community building, retail work and good food jobs (
Major Issues
Affordable Housing/ Real Estate Development/ Property Management
Tenant and Community Supports; Senior housing-based services
Provide Emergency Food through our Client Choice Food Pantry
Provide Food access & food justice programming
Hours of Operation
Office: Monday & Wednesday: 9a-7pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9a-5pm; Food Pantry distribution: Tuesday and Thursday – 10 am to 12 pm
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