We invite groups based or working in East Harlem on food issues to join us in the creation of a Campaign for Healthy Food in East Harlem. The Campaign for Healthy Food for East Harlem brings together community residents, organizations and leaders, and Hunter College students and faculty who want to develop and implement a Healthy Food Plan for East Harlem. The Campaign seeks to leverage the existing commitment and energy on improving food environments in East Harlem to create a coordinated community-wide effort bringing together the many promising but sometimes isolated activities on food.
We work with community partners including City Harvest, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Brooklyn Food Coalition, Children’s Aid Society and LISC NYC (Local Initiative Support Corporation of New York City) to do program evaluations and other projects.
Rising rates of food insecurity and diet-related diseases are global as well as local problems, and they are growing with increasing urbanization. In the last five years, Center faculty founders have established relationships and collaborative partnerships with researchers and public health officials in a variety of cities around the world including London, Lisbon, Cape Town and Shanghai. The Center is working to continue this global public health and food security partnership by continuing to work with these cities and expanding to others.
The Center’s Good Food Jobs Project seeks to translate the recommendations from our 2013 report, Jobs for Healthier Diet and a Stronger Economy into policies and practices that increase the number of food sector jobs in New York City and elsewhere that pay a living wage, protect the health and safety or workers, and make healthy food more available and affordable to all. The Project welcomes inquiries about possible collaborative projects from community and worker organizations, workforce development programs, city agencies and others who seek to grow more good food jobs. The resources below provide more information on food jobs and good food jobs.