What they do: Project EATS is a neighborhood-based project that uses art, urban agriculture, partnerships, and social enterprise to sustainably produce and equitably distribute essential resources within and between our communities. To achieve its mission of creating a fair society, Project EATS especially focuses on serving working class and low-income families and individuals.
Mission: To create a fair society, where the resources people need for health and well-being are produced sustainably and shared equitably.
Latest project/campaign: Farmacy program, whereby healthcare providers prescribe fresh produce to patients instead of (or complimentary to), synthetic drugs.
Major Funding: Brooklyn Community Foundation, New York State Health Foundation, and New York Women’s Foundation
Annual Budget: $850,000
Interesting facts about how they are working to positively affect the food system:
- They have 12 farms in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
- In 2016, they grew and distributed 30,000 lbs. of food.
- In 2016, they worked with 2,000 students.
- 336 West 37th St. #1040
- New York, NY 10018
Core Programs: Training people to use resources, developing projects for sustainable change using art/media, farms, public school programs, and creating community jobs
Number of staff: 88 full-time, 30 part-time seasonal
Number of volunteers: 400 per year
- Staten Island
Year Started: 2009
Director: Linda Goode Bryant