The BLK ProjeK

The BLK ProjeK
Organization Name:
The BLK ProjeK
Primary Address 1:
928 Intervale Ave
Primary Address City:
Bronx
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
10459
Long Organization Description:

The BLK ProjeK seeks to create economic development opportunities that address food justice, environmental justice and public and mental health. These opportunities empower underserved women of color by creating businesses that are facilitated by small food busines creation, urban agriculture, political education, beautification of community spaces and holistic health programming. By creating wealth and equal access to these enriching experiences for under-served women of color, we strengthen and empower our entire society.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(718) 635-0951
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Tanya Fields
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
We conducted our first pilot project December 2013 – March 2014 and served over 200 community members, conducted 10 cooking demos and facilitated several environmental and food justice workshops in collaboration with community organizations such as The Point CDC, Sustainable South Bronx and Laundromat Project.
Number of staff/employees:
3
Year Started:
2009
Organization Type:
Community Advocacy, Garden Education, Urban Agriculture
About the Organization:
The BLK Projek harnesses the power of the local, good food movement to create economic development opportunities for marginalized women and youth. Empowering them to combat food justice while creating viable pathways out of poverty.
Latest Project:
Launching in mid-June 2013 The South Bronx Mobile Market – a former school bus running on used veggie oil, will provide local, mostly organic produce to South Bronx Communities. This project will also be used as a springboard for workforce development, job creation and to support local urban and rural growers. The BLK ProjeK is forging relationships with Sustainable South Bronx, Corbin Hill Farm and Wholeshare to gauge and encourage partnerships that will make The South Bronx Mobile Market a grassroots, inclusive endeavor. The communities the mobile market will concentrate on initially will be Mott Haven, Hunts Point/Longwood and Grand Concourse/Highbridge.
Areas Served:
Bronx
Core Programs:
Mobile food truck, Garden education, Nutrition education
Major Issues:
Farmers’ Markets, Food Security, Health Disparities (Racial, Economic, Socioeconomic)
Non-profit?:
Nonprofit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Subscribe To Weekly NYC Food Policy Watch Newsletter
Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter today to receive updates on the latest news, reports and event information
No Thanks
Thanks for signing up. You must confirm your email address before we can send you. Please check your email and follow the instructions.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×