Meet some of the People Feeding Americans during the Pandemic — Thrive Global

Teens for Food Justice was featured in Thrive Global on April 6th, 2020.

“From the shuttered farms, TFFJ harvested about 1,000 pounds of lettuce, micro-green, herbs and more. Some went to community partners, some to neighborhood families.” Click here to read the full article.

Women Changing the Food System in New York City — Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center

Katherine Soll, Teens for Food Justice’s CEO/President was featured in Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center on March 25th, 2020.

“Teens for Food Justice is a disrupter—of agriculture methods, of educational practice, of food systems. We were ahead of the curve and there wasn’t widespread understanding of how hydroponics works, how it fits within and augments our agriculture system, how it can be used as a teaching method and how it can mitigate food shortages in communities.” Click here to read the full article.


This Hydroponic Farm Provides Fresh Food for School Lunches – NowThis

Teens For Food Justice was featured in Now This on March 16th, 2020.

“Food insecurity was an issue that students were really concerned about, and TFFJ started to think, ‘what are the ways in which we can empower young people to address this problem?’ You can start with what they eat everyday at lunch. – Katherine Soll, CEO/President. ” Click here to watch the full video.

A Blind Taste Test and the Virtues of Experiential Learning

It started off as a typical Friday, and the energy was palpable in Ms. Sarmiento’s third period classroom at the High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice at Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Campus, the site of Teens for Food Justice’s newest in-school hydroponic farm. In anticipation of starting [...]

Build a DWC Hydroponic Garden in Less than an Hour

By: Matthew Horgan Originally published in Sustain Everyone on August 9th, 2019 Ever have the urge to grow something green? Since most of us live in cities, access to space to grow plants is practically non-existent, and soils are often contaminated with heavy metals and other industrial pollutants. Despite these conditions, people are using [...]

Grown in Brownsville: Middle School Students Lead a Movement to Bring Fresh Produce from School Farm to Cafeteria and Community

Expanding food access in the communities we serve and empowering youth to lead this charge is intrinsic to Teens for Food Justice’s (TFFJ) mission. In Brownsville, Brooklyn we’re well on our way thanks to an incredible group of young people that have enthusiastically taken up the challenge. Beginning last fall, [...]

TFFJ Teens Team Up With American Heart Association, Advocating for Healthy Food in Bodegas and Grocery Stores

This campaign will engage 45 TFFJ Teens from Brooklyn, and the Bronx, where TFFJ currently runs youth-led hydroponic farms and health, food justice and advocacy programming. Teens for Food Justice has joined forces with the American Heart Association to launch a comprehensive youth-led advocacy campaign focused on increasing the availability [...]

TFFJ Is Building a Brand New Farm in Brownsville Collaborative Middle School, Brooklyn

New school year, new programs, and a brand new farm! Teens for Food Justice is launching into another school year with exciting new programming in Brooklyn and the Bronx and a new high capacity hydroponic farm that will grow over 15,000 lbs of produce annually at Brownsville Collaborative Middle School [...]

What Children Understand About Food Insecurity

Researchers have begun asking children about their households’ lack of food—and making surprising discoveries. By Lela Nargi Originally Published in Civil Eats   Starting midway through my sixth-grade year, off and on for three years, my mother and I were food insecure. This began when my mother left my father, then [...]

Reading, writing and hunger: More than 13 million kids in this country go to school hungry

Unfortunately, for over 13 million kids in this country, going to school hungry is the norm. One in five children in the United States lives in food insecure households, which means they lack consistent access to enough food. By Jaimie Seaton Originally Published in Washington Post   Every once in a [...]

5 Micronutrients That Are Essential For A Child’s Overall Health & Well-Being

Micronutrients — which consist of vitamins and minerals — are essential for “development, disease prevention and the overall well-being of children.” According to the CDC, in fact, “at least half of children worldwide ages 6 months to 5 years” suffer from at least one micronutrient deficiency, if not more. By RYOT Studio [...]