The Importance of a Good Meal

September 23, 2011



For Many Brooklynites, a Good Meal is Hard to Find

Join us on October 1st for Bedford Stuyvesant Food and Family Day
This week, we've been confronted by some disturbing, if not surprising, statistics on our communities: one in five New Yorkers is living in poverty, household incomes are declining, and childhood poverty especially is on the rise. This means many more of our neighbors are having to do more with less; more of our children are going to school hungry; and more of our seniors are struggling to live dignified lives.

"I have seen less produce, less food, less funding, less everything, but more people," Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger's Program Manager Tamara Dawson tells City Limits this week.

With your support through our Caring Neighbors Fund and our Green Communities Fund, we are taking a multipronged approach to making sure our neighbors not only have food on their tables, but that the food is fresh, wholesome, and beneficial to the local environment.
We invite you to join us on Saturday, October 1st as we put these two approaches into practice at the Bedford Stuyvesant Food and Family Day

With our partners the Coalition for the Improvement of Bed-Stuy, we're presenting a day of family-focused workshops, cooking demos, community garden tours, and festivities to educate community members about the fight against hunger in their backyard, and the tools they need to fight back for health. RSVP and invite your friends! 

We Love "Book-lyn"!

IMAG0725Thanks to all who stopped by our table at last Sunday's Brooklyn Book Festival to learn more about our work and to participate in literary trivia (courtesy of our Senior Program Officer Stuart Post, who also introduced a panel on "Literary Brooklyn" with author Evan Hughes).

Congrats to the two winners selected from nearly 100 entries: Sarah V. of Carroll Gardens and Greg S. of Woodside, Queens. A Brooklyn Community Foundation tote bag and T-shirt are headed your way!

"Like" our Facebook page to try the trivia out for yourself! Answers will be posted in the comments throughout the weekend.