Meeting Emergency Food Needs During COVID-19 – An Interview with City Harvest’s Keith Carr

Meeting Emergency Food Needs During COVID-19 - An Interview with City Harvest's Keith Carr

Keith Carr is a Policy and Government Relations Manager at City Harvest, an organization dedicated to helping feed New Yorkers experiencing food insecurity. He works to advance the organization’s hunger and food insecurity policy priorities; keeps abreast of city, state, and federal policies and proposed legislation as well as their… Read more

A Virtual Conversation with Youth Food Justice Leaders

A Virtual Conversation with Youth Food Justice Leaders

Youth food advocates discuss food insecurity, racial inequality, and the importance of youth voice during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 13th, 2020, just three weeks into my new role as the Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator with Teens for Food Justice, I sat in my first all-staff meeting with my… Read more

MLK JR. Educational Campus Students Launch the “Teens for Food Justice/Whole Kids Foundation Farm” to Grow Over 10,000 pounds of Produce per Year for School and Community

MLK JR. Educational Campus Students Launch the “Teens for Food Justice/Whole Kids Foundation Farm” to Grow Over 10,000 pounds of Produce per Year for School and Community

For Immediate Release March 2, 2020 Teens for Food Justice in partnership with the Whole Kids Foundation showcased their indoor hydroponic farm that is already feeding 2,000+ students to local elected officials and industry leaders. Manhattan, NY: Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ), in partnership with Whole Kids Foundation, and the… Read more

A Blind Taste Test and the Virtues of Experiential Learning

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… Read more

Build a DWC Hydroponic Garden in Less than an Hour

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… Read more

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

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… Read more

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

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… Read more

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

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… Read more

Teens Want Healthier Options on Restaurant Menus – Yourethecure.org

Teens Want Healthier Options on Restaurant Menus - Yourethecure.org

By Alicia Johnson  Originally Published in Yourethecure.org Teens for Food Justice are advocating for healthier options in their neighborhoods. In a survey of 11 restaurants in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, and Norwood, Bronx, students from The Urban Assembly Unison School in Brooklyn and DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx found… Read more

What Children Understand About Food Insecurity

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… Read more

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