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AgTech X
164 Meserole St.

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

(929) 356-4020
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.
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Bronx CookSpace (WHEDco)
50 East 168th Street

Bronx CookSpace is operated by WHEDco, a nonprofit community development organization that believes all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities. WHEDco provides resources that help South Bronx neighborhoods thrive: from high-quality early childhood education to commercial revitalization. Learn more at http://whedco.org/bronx-cookspace.

(718) 839-1100 Ext.105 or 646-691- 6704
Bronx CookSpace is a fully equipped commercial kitchen that provides flexible, affordable workspace and individualized technical assistance to small food businesses. We give entrepreneurs a place to test products and ideas as they develop and grow cost-effectively. The 4,000 square foot kitchen is divided into four workspaces, or bays, that can be rented alone or in combination. It is ideal for caterers, bakers, and food and beverage manufacturers who would otherwise not be able to afford the commercial kitchen space or equipment they need to start and grow their business.
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Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments
1512 Townsend Avenue

Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments advances community wellbeing in the Mt. Eden neighborhood of the Bronx by embedding holistic education around food issues into local institutions, developing community leadership, and integrating healthful, sustainably sourced, and fairly produced food into the food environment.

(718) 716-8000
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
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Hebron French-speaking Seventh-day Adventist Church
1256 Dean Street

Our primary mission is to distribute food packages to whoever is hungry as we are an organization combating hunger affecting the children and our community families. Over the years our clients have increased, many people who are under-employed, unemployed, or run into financial problems. Children are the most at risk and the number of families continues to increase each year.

(718) 778-6454
Founded in 1956, the Hebron French-speaking Seventh-day Adventist Church was the first Haitian Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. We have marked 60 years of ministry to the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn in New York. Our trilingual (French, Creole and English) congregation believes in Christ’s Second Coming and recognize the importance of evangelism. Through our various ministries and programs, we stress the value of God’s Word in today’s society.
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Washington Heights/Inwood Food Council
Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods of Northern Manhattan
New York

Developing pathways to food justice in Washington Heights and Inwood.

The Washington Heights/Inwood Food Council was founded in March 2016 and has an estimated 350+ people in its network. In the past two years, we have developed a growing community of Washington Heights/Inwood residents that are concerned about the food environment in their neighborhood. With a volunteer steering committee leading the efforts, this community organization holds monthly general body meetings about food justice topics, such as environmental justice, big agriculture, food procurement, and urban gardening, all while allowing residents to voice their opinions and vision about the purpose, activities, and outcomes of the Washington Heights/Inwood Food Council. Major projects of the group include a garden plot, food education initiatives, community-building potlucks, a restaurant food crawl, and policy/advocacy.
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American Heart Association Health Strategies, New York City
122 East 42 Street
New York

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Health’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

(212) 878-5900
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Health Strategies team in New York City is part of the national health organization whose mission is building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. To help improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help ensure the best treatment for every patient, every time. We educate lawmakers, policy makers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.
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American Obesity Foundation
111-20a Farmers Blvd.
Saint Albans

Mission: Keeping Americans healthy & strong especially, underserved communities by preventing obesity and obesity-related suffering.

(800) 684-3263
Focused on saving lives of underserved kids and their families through obesity prevention initiatives: nutritional education, diet, exercise, fitness, training kitchen, stress management, mental health and lifestyle changes
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Brighter Green
165 Court Street #171

Brighter Green is a public policy action tank that works to raise awareness of and encourage policy action on issues that span the environment, animals, and sustainability. Based in New York, Brighter Green works in the U.S. and internationally with a focus on the countries of the global South and a strong commitment to ensuring and expanding equity and rights.

On its own and in partnership with other organizations and individuals, Brighter Green generates and incubates research and project initiatives that are both visionary and practical. It produces publications, websites, documentary films, and programs to illuminate public debate among policy-makers, activists, communities, influential leaders, and the media, with the goal of social transformation at local and international levels.

(212) 414-2339 ext. 15
Brighter Green is the incubator for the Vegan America Project (veganamericaproject.com), a multivalent, multi-year conceptual study of how we might imagine the United States as a “vegan” country. The task is to think beyond current social, political, and economic constraints to imagine a future that is genuinely sustainable, climate resilient, and socially equitable.
Brighter Green is also working on sustainable food programs and identities in China, resisting the spread of factory farming in Africa, and producing policy papers on efforts to reduce sugar and soda consumption around the world.
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BronxCare Diabetes Center of Excellence at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
199 Mt. Eden Parkway

The BronxCare Diabetes Center of Excellence (mission) is to empower individuals with diabetes self-education management skills necessary to improve their quality of life; to engage the patient to be an integral part of the diabetes team, create an interactive, open and safe environment, and to provide comprehensive care for individuals living with diabetes. The goals are to provide current evidence-based practice to all individuals that come to the diabetes center; to create an interactive, open, and safe environment at the diabetes center; to enable individuals to be proactive in their healthcare and to take charge through education, self-management, coaching, empowerment and referrals in the community.

(347) 673-3991
The BronxCare Diabetes Center of Excellence is to empower individuals with diabetes self-education management skills necessary to improve their quality of life
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Butter Beans
41-43 39th St.

Butter Beans provides healthy food for growing bodies and minds through tasty, nutrient-rich school meals, food education, and wellness initiatives.

(718) 499-0010
Since 2008, Butter Beans has provided New York City children with the ultimate food, wellness, and cooking experience. Our wellness classes and workshops are delivered by dynamic and experienced educators, and are set in the context of the bountiful food landscape of NYC. Butter Beans offers school lunch service for private & charter schools, after school cooking classes, food & garden summer camp, corporate catering & cafeteria services.
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