COVID-19 Responses and Relief Efforts

COVID-19 Responses and Relief Efforts

Teens for Food Justice was featured as one of the NYS Health Foundation’s targeted COVID-19 response grants. Teens for Food Justice will partner with community kitchens to provide fresh, nutritious food to food-insecure residents of Brownsville, Brooklyn. Click here to read more… Read more

NY’S Bowery Farming donates $20,000 based on lettuce sales

NY'S Bowery Farming donates $20,000 based on lettuce sales

Teens for Food Justice was featured in The Packer on November 5th, 2020. Bowery Farm partnered with Teens for Food Justice in their community food distributions in New York City. Click here to read the full article… Read more

AARP Purpose Prize Award Fellow

AARP Purpose Prize Award Fellow

Teens for Food Justice was featured in AARP on October 20th, 2020. Teens for Food Justice takes a multi-pronged, wraparound approach to ending food inequity. It’s a 360-degree experience for the teens who build and run indoor hydroponic farms in their schools – farms that can yield up to 14,000… Read more

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

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

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… Read more

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… Read more

This Hydroponic Farm Provides Fresh Food for School Lunches – NowThis

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… Read more

Teens for Food Justice Latest Farm to Grow 10,000 Pounds of Produce This Year — HortiDaily

Teens for Food Justice Latest Farm to Grow 10,000 Pounds of Produce This Year -- HortiDaily

Teens For Food Justice was featured in Hortidaily on March 5th, 2020. “Just last month, students harvested over 700 pounds of fresh produce, serving them in the school cafeteria during lunch. The successful launch had put them on track to grow over 10,000 pounds of produce for their school and… Read more

Blood Pressure Screening — Caribbean Life

Blood Pressure Screening -- Caribbean Life

Teens For Food Justice was featured in Caribbean Life News on March 5th, 2020. ” Teens For Food Justice distributes fresh vegetables to BMS patients from their hydroponic farm at Brownsville Collaborative Middle School” Click here to read the full article… Read more

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