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Address: Hunter College – CUNY
Primary Address City: New York City
Primary Address State: New York
Long Organization Description:

This is a dummy organization created in order to test the NYC Food Policy Directory BETA.

American Heart Association Health Strategies, New York City
Address: 122 East 42 Street
Primary Address City: New York
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

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

Organization Website Address: http://www.nyc.heart.org
Organization Phone Number: (212) 878-5900
About the Organization: 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.
American Obesity Foundation
Address: 111-20a Farmers Blvd.
Primary Address 2: Saint Albans
Primary Address City: Quens
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

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

Organization Website Address: https://americanobesityfdn.org
Organization Phone Number: (800) 684-3263
About the Organization: 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
Brighter Green
Address: 165 Court Street #171
Primary Address City: Brooklyn
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

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.

Organization Website Address: http://brightergreen.org
Organization Phone Number: (212) 414-2339 ext. 15
About the Organization: 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.
BronxCare Diabetes Center of Excellence at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
Address: 199 Mt. Eden Parkway
Primary Address City: Bronx
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

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.

Organization Website Address: http://www.bronxcare.org
Organization Phone Number: (347) 673-3991
About the Organization: The BronxCare Diabetes Center of Excellence is to empower individuals with diabetes self-education management skills necessary to improve their quality of life
Butter Beans
Address: 41-43 39th St.
Primary Address City: Sunnyside
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

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

Organization Website Address: http://www.Butterbeanskitchen.com
Organization Phone Number: (718) 499-0010
About the Organization: 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.
Central Brooklyn Food Cooperative
Address: 375 Stuyvesant Ave.
Primary Address City: Brooklyn
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

The Central Brooklyn Food Coop is a 100% working member-owned and –operated food store with membership open to all. Our mission is to utilize our collective strength to ensure access to affordable and fresh food within the mostly-of-color, low- and moderate-income communities of Central Brooklyn.

Organization Website Address: http://www.cbfood.org
Organization Phone Number: (718) 771-7000
About the Organization: We are a food cooperative in formation and we have been organizing for the past 3 years. The effort is Black-led, and is created to serve the mostly of color, low to moderate income folks in Central Brooklyn. We are working towards a storefront in the community.
Citizens Committee for New York City
Address: 77 Water Street, Suite 202
Primary Address City: New York
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Our mission is simple: to help New Yorkers —especially those in low-income areas— come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

Organization Website Address: http://www.citizensnyc.org
Organization Phone Number: (212) 989-0909
About the Organization: Citizens Committee for New York City is one of the nation’s oldest micro-funding organizations. We raise money from foundations, corporations, and individual donors—then award it to amazing projects.

But we don’t stop there. We’re also here to listen to new ideas and offer active, hands-on help. That means we’re in your neighborhoods presenting workshops, meeting community leaders, even weeding the occasional garden.

In short, we help neighbors make their communities greener, friendlier and more resilient. Oftentimes, our grants are made to community gardens, food stands, and nutrition education programs.
City Parks Foundation
Address: 830 Fifth Ave.
Primary Address City: New York
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs — located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City — reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.

Organization Website Address: https://cityparksfoundation.org
Organization Phone Number: (212) 360-2765
About the Organization: City Parks Foundation offers programs that are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life. The Learning Gardens is an educational program that provides hands-on lessons for elementary and middle school kids during the school year, and group programs during the summer, teaching kids the fun of community gardening, growing food, understanding biodiversity of our urban environment and more.
Snapchat: http://cpfnyc
Common Ground Compost
Address: 407 E 12th St
Primary Address 2: Ste 1 RSE
Primary Address City: New York
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Common Ground Compost works with the NYC community to facilitate the recycling of organics in any capacity— supporting the health & sustaining the growth of urban communities.

Organization Website Address: http://www.commongroundcompost.com
Organization Phone Number: (929) 229-5810
About the Organization: Common Ground Compost is a woman-owned NYC-based consulting operation that helps businesses build and launch waste diversion programs. Our clients range from hotels and restaurants to schools, residential buildings, and other organizations. We focus on education, transparency, information sharing, and metrics, helping to train staff and give our clients the information they need to be confident that their waste is being handled in the way that they expect it to be.

We also run a Zero Waste events program, renting infrastructure and helping offer public-facing recycling, composting, and waste stations that allow event attendees to sort waste into categories – making the waste experience at events more interactive and transparent.
Cooperative Economics Alliance of NYC
Address: 12651 San Pablo Avenue #5473
Primary Address City: Richmond
Primary Address State: CA
Long Organization Description:

The Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC) strengthens and expands community-led, democratically-controlled initiatives — from worker, financial and consumer co-ops to community land trusts and gardens, mutual housing, and low-income housing co-ops. Our goal is to build an economy based on values of social and racial justice, ecological sustainability, cooperation, mutualism, and democracy.

Organization Website Address: http://www.gocoopnyc.com/
Organization Phone Number: (626) 622-7290
About the Organization: CEANYC is the only membership-based organization in NYC that brings together cooperatives and solidarity economy practitioners across sectors. Our membership includes low-income housing cooperatives, community development credit unions, CSAs, community gardens, food cooperatives, community land trusts, and worker-owned cooperatives. Our main areas of programming include: training and technical assistance, policy and advocacy, and visibility and promotion. We currently have 100+ members and are in the process of expanding.
Directions for Our Youth, Inc.
Address: 349 East 149 Street
Primary Address 2: Suite 501
Primary Address City: Bronx
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Directions for Our Youth, Inc. (DFOY) is a non-profit community-based youth development organization providing quality out-of-school-time programming in underserved areas of the Bronx and Manhattan for young people enrolled in grades K-12.

Our mission is to engage young people as active partners in their own development as they seek to become thriving, self-sufficient adults and agents of change within their local and global communities.

Organization Website Address: http://www.dfoy.org
Organization Phone Number: (212) 362-4020
About the Organization: DFOY provides over 1,200 students with high-quality content-drive programs encouraging educational enrichment, career awareness, civic engagement, and personal development.
Domestic Fair Trade Association
Address: P.O. Box 210638
Primary Address City: Brooklyn
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

Our mission is to promote and protect the integrity of domestic fair trade.

The DFTA is a unique organization that fosters collaboration between farmers and farmworkers in the United States and Canadian sustainable agriculture movement. We seek to build supply chains dedicated to principles of fairness and equity by uniting these efforts with mission-based traders, retailers, and consumers.

Organization Website Address: http://www.thedfta.org
Organization Phone Number: (347) 589-3398
About the Organization: The Domestic Fair Trade Association is the primary thought leader on domestic fair trade and a crucial advocate for workers rights, fair prices for farmers, and environmental sustainability in the American and Canadian agricultural system. We are a membership-based organization with 35 members spanning five stakeholder groups along the food chain– farmers, farmworkers, retailers, intermediaries (manufacturers, processors, and distributors), and NGOs.

The mission of the DFTA is to promote, educate, and advocate for an agricultural production system that meets the sixteen domestic fair trade principles identified by diverse stakeholders throughout the agricultural supply chain. The DFTA facilitates connections between agricultural sectors in order to build resilient communities and improve food production so that the agricultural system is healthy, just, and sustainable.
East New York 4 Gardens Inc.
Address: 485 Fountain Ave, Apt. 1E
Primary Address City: Brooklyn
Primary Address State: NY
Long Organization Description:

(a) Assisting with the creation, maintenance and upkeep, and improvement of community gardens and parks;
(b) Educating members of local communities about horticulture and healthy life choices through classes, demonstrations, and organized trips;
(c) Providing training, mentorship, and employment to members of local communities;
(d) Facilitating public dialogue regarding community gardens and social issues;
(e) Promoting support of community gardens and parks and conducting public education and advocacy regarding other issues affecting local communities;
(f) Connecting non-profits, volunteers, government resources, and corporate donors with garden and park projects;
(g) Making grants in furtherance of the foregoing, donations and fundraising;
(e) Conducting any other activities that may be necessary, useful, or desirable for the furtherance or accomplishment of the foregoing purposes, provided that those activities would not endanger the Corporation’s not-for-profit or tax-exempt status.

Organization Website Address: https://gligraphics.wixsite.com/eny4gardens
Organization Phone Number: (347) 546-8575
About the Organization: East New York 4 Gardens organization is the support the residents of East New York/Brownsville on urban farming and its ecology.
Food & Water Watch
Address: 1616 P Street, NW
Primary Address City: Washington DC
Long Organization Description:

Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.

Organization Website Address: http://www.FoodandWaterWatch.org
Organization Phone Number: (347) 778-2743
About the Organization: Food & Water Watch works to protect our most vital resources from corporate control and abuse and to ensure that government fulfills its obligation to protect public health and the environment. We conduct organizing, education, and advocacy to build awareness, engage supporters, and collaborate with allies. We take on some of the world’s most powerful companies, including Monsanto and Walmart, to create safe, sustainable food systems that serve the interests of both producers and consumers.
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