Food Distribution and Infrastructure in the South Bronx

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -
9:30am to 3:30pm
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Meeting Location: TBD
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*This PNY-co-sponsored program is hosted by our partner, Community Food Funders (CFF), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*

With so many food system interventions focused on either production (agriculture) or consumption (food access), the way that food gets from one to the other is frequently left out. Yet this unglamorous link is often the most difficult and vital piece of the puzzle to solve. On September 13th, join Community Food Funders and Philanthropy New York as we return to the South Bronx to learn about some of the current and future food distribution systems utilized in NYC, as well as other infrastructure projects and small-scale supply chain models.

Last summer CFF organized a tour of the South Bronx to visit organizations working on urban agriculture and food access projects. This tour will focus on food distribution and infrastructure, from large regional-scale developments to creative edible landscaping and community-based supply chain projects. The tour will include:

  • A driving tour of the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center, including the meat market, fish market, and produce market
  • A visit to the warehouse of Greenmarket Co., the wholesale distribution arm of GrowNYC, and a look at the future home of their planned regional food hub
  • A showcase by Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice of the newly planted Bronx Foodway, a visionary years-long development involving edible landscapes and interactive demonstration projects along the Bronx River Greenway
  • A climb aboard Swale NYC, the floating food forest docked at Concrete Plant Park
  • Lunch at The Point CDC, a community-based organization partnering on the HUD-funded Hunts Point Resiliency project and the redevelopment of the former Spofford juvenile detention facility into The Peninsula, a 5-acre live-work campus.
  • Urban Health Plan‘s Mercado project, a community space envisioned for The Peninsula modeled after La Marqueta in East Harlem
  • Mary Mitchell Center‘s award-winning La Canasta program, a food buying club for the Bronx sourced from the Hunts Point produce market
  • Corbin Hill Food Project, a nonprofit food distributor with the mission to supply food where it is needed most

Designed for

All interested funders, especially in health, community development, children and youth, older adults, urban agriculture and hunger. 

Registration

Registration is required by September 11.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

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