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596 Acres
Address: 540 President Street
Primary Address 2: #2E
Primary Address City: Brooklyn
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

596 Acres champions resident stewardship of land to build more just and equitable cities.

Organization Website Address: http://596acres.org
Organization Phone Number: (718) 316-6092
About the Organization: 596 Acres advocates for public access to public land in New York City by providing information and resources to New Yorkers so that they can create community spaces from unused lots. They do this by building organizing tools to help grassroots groups compete with private real estate developers when it comes to determining the future of publicly owned assets across the city. One of those tools is their interactive online map and database of all the public assets that provide some type of potential real estate development opportunity: Living Lots NYC.
Abraham House
Address: 340 Willis Avenue
Primary Address City: Bronx
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Today, Abraham House offers extensive services to hundreds of adults and children affected by incarceration or other social factors like poverty, violence, and truancy, that may cause a family to live from crisis to crisis. Yet the fundamentals remain the same. Abraham House is small in scale, modeling itself on a family rather than an institution.

Organization Website Address: http://www.abrahamhouse.org/home.aspx
Organization Phone Number: (718) 292-9321
About the Organization: Abraham House officially opened its doors in 1993 in a brownstone on Willis Avenue. To address this cycle of repeat offenders, the group put fresh ideas into practice, and began working with inmates, ex-offenders, and their families to offer an innovative alternative to incarceration program for first-time offenders, especially those convicted of nonviolent crimes.
Acts Community Development Corp.
Address: 2114 Mermaid Avenue
Primary Address City: Brooklyn
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

ACTS Community Development Corporation (ACTS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the quality of life and provide for the needs for the homeless, poor, needy, and disenfranchised.

Organization Website Address: http://www.actsnyc.org/
Organization Phone Number: (718) 415-1170
About the Organization: The Coney Island Lighthouse Mission is dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty in our community through the many services we provide to those in need. For those families in need of food, we distribute free grocery bags two days a week and serve hot meals to the public every Wednesday & Friday evenings. We are currently serving over 4,000 people every month. Our after-school program began in 2007 and provides homework assistance and tutoring, hot snacks, games, art projects, and bible study for students aged 5-13 Monday-Friday. We are open five days a week to receive new clients, provide information, and make appointments for free benefits screening and submit food stamp applications with a social worker on-site. In addition, the Lighthouse Mission conducts special holiday outreach programs such as distributing hundreds of Thanksgiving turkeys in the community.
Added Value Farms
Address: 135 Richards Street #1C
Primary Address 2: Mailing to: P.O. Box 310028, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Primary Address City: Brooklyn
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Added Value Farms is a youth-led urban farming and compost operation in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We create opportunities for teens to expand their knowledge base, develop their leadership skills, and positively engage with each other, their community, and the environment. Since our founding in 2001, we have mentored scores of youth, provided hundreds of elementary students with educational programs, and worked with thousands of volunteers to farm and compost in the city. Together we strive to transform vacant lands into vibrant urban farms, improve access to healthy, affordable produce, and nurture a new generation of green leaders.

Organization Website Address: http://www.added-value.org
Organization Phone Number: (718) 288-6752
Adopt-A-Farmbox
Address: 1281 Atlantic Ave, #2
Primary Address City: Brooklyn
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Our aim is to provide farmboxes, farming gardens and rooftop farms to under served communities where obesity, diabetes and hypertension are prevalent particularly among children.

Organization Website Address: http://farmboxes.org/
Organization Phone Number: (718) 404-4627
About the Organization: We build farms in New York City! Through our hard work and your generous support, Adopt-A-Farmbox donates farm boxes made from 100% recycled materials to local schools and community organizations that will spur urban farming projects across New York City. Along with our farm boxes, schools and organizations will have the essential resources needed to implement a hands-on educational program on food, nutrition, health, and the environment. We provide everything needed to create and sustain an Adopt-a-Farmbox project.
AgTech X
Address: 164 Meserole St.
Primary Address City: Brooklyn
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

AgTech X is NYC’s go-to resource for learning, collaboration, and inspiration in the Urban Farming and AgTech space.

Organization Website Address: http://www.agtech-x.com
Organization Phone Number: (929) 356-4020
About the Organization: AgTech X runs NYC’s only AgTech-focused co-working lab. We offer classes, workshops, networking opportunities, and co-working desks. Our goal is to build a hub for research and entrepreneurship focused on establishing a more circular food economy within cities.
Ample Table for Everyone Inc. (ATE)
Address: 174 East 74th Street
Primary Address 2: Suite 6C
Primary Address City: New York
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

We want to mitigate food insecurity in the five boroughs of New York City by addressing the key causes: lack of time, lack of money, inaccessibility to nutritious food, and unfamiliarity with a variety of healthy ingredients, cooking methods and recipes. ATE offers financial support to organizations, individuals, projects, programs and/or new models that afford New York City families access to more sustainable and consistent food consumption with an emphasis on healthy eating.

Organization Website Address: http://ampletableforeveryone.org/
About the Organization: Ample Table for Everyone (ATE) is a 501(c)(3) working to fund solutions that feed a growing population of food insecure families in New York City. We seek innovative, replicable, scalable projects that address at least one of the major causes of food insecurity: lack of money, lack of time, limited access to nutritious food, and unfamiliarity with a variety of healthy ingredients, cooking methods and recipes. ATE offers financial support to organizations, individuals, programs and/or new models that afford New York City families access to more sustainable and consistent food consumption with an emphasis on healthy eating.
Primary Address City: New York
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

My name is Jonathan Kadish and my goal is to advance the field of Aquaponics to part of the solution to the world’s food shortages and also have a positive impact our energy problems. Humanity is on an unsustainable path of global destruction and depletion. Aquaponics can supply humanity with protein from fish and nutrition from plants. Nearly half of the petroleum used currently is used in the growing, transporting, storing and serving food. Aquaponics eliminates much of the need for energy intensive farming and inefficient transport. For every 1 calorie of food American’s eat 10 calories of energy is expended to produce it and deliver it – an extremely inefficient ratio. A small Aquaponics operation can produce thousands of pounds of organic fish and vegetables with just a few inexpensive of solar panels and batteries. With energy efficient greenhouses, fish and produce can be supplied year round even in northern climates.

Organization Website Address: http://www.aquaponicsnyc.com/
Organization Phone Number: (917) 450-8511
About the Organization: Agriculture Company|in New York, New York.|Pioneering Aquaponics in New York City. Chair of the New York branch of the Aquaponics Association
Asociacion de Mujeres Progresistas
Address: PO Box 709 Rayan Tejada Station
Primary Address City: New York
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

To meet the needs of thousands of families, particularly, women who today more than ever are the heads of household, single working mothers in need of assistance and referrals in areas, such as, educational opportunities, English as a Second Language (ESL), domestic violence, housing, health, immigration, as well as legal issues.

Organization Phone Number: (212) 795-0331
About the Organization: A volunteer, community organization that provides assistance and guidance to the communities of Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights and Inwood. They inform and guide community members to live a healthy lifestyle by providing nutritional education, cooking classes and community physical activity opportunities. They also assist community members with educational opportunities and other resources.
Astor Child Guidance Center
Address: 750 Tilden Street
Primary Address City: Bronx
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Our mission is to provide behavioral and educational services in a caring environment where children and their families find strength, healing, hope and trust.

Organization Website Address: www.astorservices.org
Organization Phone Number: (718) 231-3400
About the Organization: Astor Services for Children & Families is a community based, non-profit organization that provides children’s mental health services, child welfare services, and early childhood development programs. Astor serves children and families in New York State’s Mid-Hudson Valley region and the Bronx. Through a wide variety of premier quality education and mental health services, Astor provides support for pre-schoolers, children with behavioral and emotional health problems, children at risk of placement in foster care, and families that need assistance in developing the skills necessary to raise their children in an environment filled with increasing challenges. Astor currently serves thousands of children each year through its prevention, early childhood, special education, community behavioral health and residential treatment programs.
Bay Ridge Center
Address: 411 Ovington Avenue
Primary Address City: Brooklyn
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Our mission is to provide services and programs for older adults of southwest Brooklyn that promote their well being, support their independence and encourage their involvement in community life.

Organization Website Address: http://www.bayridgecenter.com/
Organization Phone Number: (718) 748-0650
About the Organization: Bay Ridge Center’s mission is to provide services and programs for adults 60 years and older in southwest Brooklyn that promote their well-being, support their independence and encourage their involvement in community life. Since 1976 our staff has been aided by enthusiastic volunteers and works in cooperation with other community organizations, local businesses, schools and social service organizations to fulfill its mission.
Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger
Address: 2010 Fulton Street
Primary Address City: Brooklyn
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Our mission is to empower and educate our low-income neighbors to lead healthier lives by increasing their access to nutritious food and related resources and by attacking systemic or institutional barriers to good health. We uniquely combine emergency food distribution, social services assistance and supportive, educational, empowerment programs for a variety of ages with a robust urban farming operation.

Organization Website Address: www.bscahnyc.org
Organization Phone Number: (718) 773-3551
About the Organization: Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH) is one of the largest direct providers of emergency food and related services currently working to break cycles of poverty in New York City. What sets us apart from similarly missioned organizations is that we focus on dignity and empowerment, and each year, Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger closes the hunger gap for thousands of families who are struggling. Whether it is through our benefits access programs, urban farming/farmers markets, internship programs for youth, or daily access to needed food, these connections are invaluable for families and entire communities at large. For individuals and families who have historically been unable to provide for themselves independently, a trip to BSCAH for emergency food has the possibility to turn into a major shift in empowerment. For this, we have earned longstanding trust among our most at-risk neighbors.
Beth-Hark Christian Counseling Center, Inc.
Address: 2-26 East 120th Street
Primary Address City: New York
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Our mission is to “Offer Help, Healing and Hope” to the whole person. We are committed to empowering those whom we serve, through education and information-sharing, the provision of pastoral care, casework services, food assistance and advocacy services to make the changes necessary to better their individual family’s life circumstances, as well as providing them with tangible tools with which effectuate change.

Organization Website Address: http://www.bethharkccc.org/
Organization Phone Number: (212) 860-1523
About the Organization: The Beth-Hark Christian Counseling Center, Inc. (BHCCC) aspires to relieve suffering and promote healthy relationships through excellent and accessible services to all who are in need. These services are provided without regard to creed, color or socio-economic status by competent staff who strive to faithfully integrate Christian/Biblical truths with principles of pastoral care.
Big Reuse
Address: Big Reuse Queens: 2-17 26th Avenue
Primary Address 2: [email protected]
Primary Address City: Astoria
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Big Reuse’s mission is to keep these materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale. We accept drop-off donations seven days a week, offer free pick up services for large donations and provide deconstruction services for skim salvage of interiors. We are working towards reducing the amount of unnecessary construction and demolition (C&D) waste clogging our landfills, which contributes to pollution, GHG emissions, climate change and global warming.

Organization Website Address: http://www.bigreuse.org
Organization Phone Number: (718) 777-0132 ext. 2
About the Organization: Big Reuse is a non-profit retail outlet in NYC for salvaged and surplus building materials. They host the NYC Compost Project, provide discounted materials and merchandise to non-profits and donate materials once per month to a non-profit organization. They support community and school gardens by providing garden materials.
BK Farmyards
Primary Address City: Brooklyn
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Mission: To bring communities together around the dinner table by building a local food network that enhances the health of our culture, our people and our environment.

Organization Website Address: http://bkfarmyards.com/
About the Organization: BK Farmyards is a collective of experienced urban farmers dedicated to expanding food justice through agricultural production & education in Brooklyn. They manage their farms and consult other new urban farms. They specialize in building production farms with an educational and training component for those who want to learn more about how to grow their own food.
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