Project EATS: NYC Food Based Community Organization Spotlight

by Cameron St. Germain

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.

How they do it: N/A

Mission: [To create a f]air 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

Profit/nonprofit: Nonprofit

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.

FACT SHEET

Location:

  • 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

Areas Served:

  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Staten Island
  • Queens

Year Started: 2009

Director: Linda Goode Bryant

Contact Information:

(212) 612-1528

[email protected]

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