TFFJ’s works to ensure an equitable, affordable food system for all through empowering youth to bring this needed change. Your support empowers at-risk teens in schools throughout NYC to grow thousands of pounds of produce annually for their communities and become ambassadors for the nutrition and lifestyle skills that combat food insecurity and its negative impacts on health.
Teens for Food Justice has built school-based hydroponic farms and developed its youth-led food justice movement through individual contributions like yours. Thank you for supporting our youth as they become the next generation of leaders in the fight for food justice and build a healthier, more equitable New York.
Here’s how your support makes a difference:
$100 supports the purchase of supplies needed by students for a cooking demo that introduces 100 community members to affordable healthy meals they’ve crafted using produce from their farm.
$500 sustains one full month of crops, providing seeds and essential supplies to grow over 2000 pounds of produce.
$1500 supports a year-long apprenticeship for five young-adult mentors who guide teens through our youth leadership program.
$5000 provides one school community with a year of life-changing community health and wellness outreach events led by Teens for Food Justice students.
$8000 supports the procurement of one vertical growing system that produces at least 100 pounds of produce per month.
“I didn’t know that in the areas where obesity is highest, people are the most food insecure. That sort of blew my mind.” — TFFJ Student