Towards a NYC COVID-19 Food Response in 2021 - A Webinar Hosted by Community Food Funders

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 -
9:30am to 11:00am EDT
Virtual Meeting - Register by 5/3
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**This 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.*

During the early stages of the pandemic in Spring 2020, CFF held weekly funder calls to help coordinate and share information about the philanthropic response across New York State. It quickly became clear that with so much attention being paid to the immediate crisis, no entity had the bandwidth or mandate to collect data and analyze both the impact of COVID-19 on hunger and food systems, and the effectiveness of the relief being rolled out by the government and nonprofit sectors. In response, a number of foundations pooled their resources to collectively fund three of New York’s leading food policy research centers to conduct this study.

The NY Food 20/20 Project is a collaboration of food policy researchers from the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center; the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education, and Policy; and the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute. Their goal is to provide evidence to help New York City and State policymakers, health professionals, activists, community organizations, food businesses, and residents rebuild a more resilient and equitable local food system following the COVID-19 pandemic. The Phase 1 report was published last fall, and they are currently engaged in a Phase 2 study. Join this session to learn how this project came together and the initial findings. 

  • Individual and institutional barriers to accessing healthy food in NYC communities
  • How essential food workers are faring during the COVID-19 crisis
  • New municipal models to reducing food insecurity and promote dietary health 

  • Data and recommendations to inform the new NYC 10-year food policy plan


Opening Remarks


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All interested funders. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.


9:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Program

Registration is required by May 3rd. Registrants will receive the dial-in details a day prior to the program. 

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

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

Please email register@philanthropynewyork with any questions.

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