Resources: Central Brooklyn & Beyond
The purpose of this section is to provide resources for us to connect with food justice activists who are working in Central Brooklyn. It is also a space for BMC to archive the food justice work we are involved in.
The purpose of the Institute for Food and Development Policy – Food First – is to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger.
PolicyLink: Center for Health Equity and Place
The PolicyLink Center for Health Equity and Place is committed to achieving health equity as an essential component of a society that protects and promotes the well-being of all people. Specifically, we seek to eliminate the unjust and unfair social and economic conditions that have caused disparities in health outcomes; particularly for low-income people and communities of color.
Restaurant Opportunity Center
The mission of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United is to improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s restaurant workforce.
Food Research and Action Center
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. As Congress Daily has written, FRAC is “the premier anti-hunger group in Washington.”
Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative
GFJI is an initiative aimed at dismantling racism and empowering low-income and communities of color through sustainable and local agriculture.
The Black/Land Project
The Black/Land Project identifies and amplifies conversations happening inside black communities about the relationship between black people, land, and place in order to share their powerful traditions of resourcefulness, resilience and regeneration.
The Food Chain Workers Alliance
This Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain.
Community Food Security Coalition
The Community Food Security Coalition is comprised of over 300 member-ran organizations. It focuses on encouraging food sovereignty, based completely on democracy, sustainability and justice. Policy advocacy, technical training, professional networking and education are all vital parts of furthering the goals of the coalition.
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.
New York City
Food Systems Network NYC
FSNYC was established to address the gaps and imbalances in the food systems serving New York City. These gaps and imbalances negatively affect the nutrition and health of New York City residents as well as the strength of our regional food and farm economy, and they require a coordinated response to achieve significant improvement.
Just Food is a non-profit organization that connects communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all New Yorkers. Just Food empowers regional farmers and food producers, CSA organizers and everyday eaters to establish and experience healthy food systems—in every neighborhood.
BMC Food Justice Recap
Food Co-op Organizing: Read about our progress here!
BMC Grub Parties:
- Food Justice + Criminal Justice: Criminal justice activists, emergency food providers, and community members came together at The Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions to discuss the links between criminal justice and food justice work.
- The #CentralBrooklyn People’s Food Co-op: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, community members came together over food, to begin organizing the#CentralBrooklyn People’s Food Co-op.
- Grub Party: Bring What Your Grandma Made Ya: The Central Brooklyn Food Coop in collaboration with the Brooklyn Movement Center and the Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation had our first Grub Party Potluck for the year! We asked Central Brooklyn to bring foods their grandparents ate, back when we all made food from scratch. And as we broke bread, we discussed ethnic traditions, herbal remedies, nutrition and healing from the perspectives of our elders.