Keke Palmer Share Healthy Eating Tips With Harlem Students

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Food Bank For New York City held a nutrition education summit for teens in Harlem on Tuesday, September 23, with surprise celebrity guests Keke Palmer, TV host and first African-American star of the Broadway show “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” and Brook Lopez, NBA All-Star center for the Brooklyn Nets. Continue Reading →

NYC Health Department Encourage Harlemites To Grab Fruit Or Juice

fresh food nyc and harlemFruits and vegetables are a delicious and affordable way for you and your family to eat healthy, and the Health Department wants to encourage Harlemites and New Yorkers to make healthy choices when grabbing a snack to eat on the go. Continue Reading →

Panera Bread’s plan for America: no artificial flavors and community cafes

Boston's Panera Cafe … no fixed prices.When you hear the word company, what comes to mind? You might think about business, or perhaps the military (a company of soldiers), the arts (a touring company) or the evening ahead (are you expecting company?). Continue Reading →

NYS To Save $457 Mil Yearly In SNAP Benefits

healthy_foodAction Negates Cuts Slated to Take Effect as Part of the Federal Farm Bill

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State is taking steps to preserve approximately $457 million a year in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits that would otherwise be cut by the recently enacted federal Farm Bill. Continue Reading →

Local Food Initiative Assists Families In Harlem And Beyond

healthy_food” …West Harlem …. expected to be hard hit by Congressional cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).”

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), along with the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund are proud to announce the unveiling of a new initiative, Communities for Healthy Food NYC, which seeks to improve access to healthy food, increase nutrition education and create food-sector jobs in low-income communities. Continue Reading →