The final dates for community meal service at NYC schools is Friday, September 10 and GetFoodNYC Emergency Home Food Delivery is October 15. For information on where you can still get emergency food go to our new Food Resources page.
The Northwest Bronx Food Justice Coalition is sponsored by RSS and funded in part by the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation. In partnership with Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, Outer Seed Shadow, St. Stephens United Methodist Church, Marble Hill Community Center, the Schervier Apartments, Riverdale Neighborhood House and the Riverdale-Y.
1 out of 4
Households in the Northwest Bronx are Food Insecure
This is unacceptable. The NW Bronx Food Justice Coalition is made up of a network of local community organizations and residents of Riverdale, Kingsbridge, and Marble Hill. Our mission is to take active, targeted steps to improve our community's health and well-being by addressing nutrition literacy and the impact of food insecurity and limited access to affordable and fresh food. Get involved today in the work of the project. Learn more about what YOU can do to help.
The Northwest area of the Bronx needs more established food pantries and more access to food nutrition. To accomplish this we are focusing on getting:
- Consistent food sponsorship
- Space to store large deliveries
- Large refrigerated storage to handle larger quantities of perishable foods including fresh and healthy options for the community
- Expanding access to Food Pantries
- Nutritional Outreach: Our nutritionist is outreaching across the Northwest Bronx. Through a combination of online events, an upcoming online Healthy Eating workshop and Youtube videos the NW Bronx Food Justice Project reaches the community
BREAKING NEWS: The Food Justice Coalition is now doing something really special!
Upcoming Northwest Bronx Food Justice Coalition Events
COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION:
Yankee Stadium is now a vaccine hub. It is located at 1 East 161st Street. It will only be open to Bronx residents on an appointment-only basis from 8 AM to 8 PM seven days a week. You can schedule appointments by visiting somosvaccinations.com or by calling 1-833-SOMOS-NY. Proof of Bronx residency will be needed.
- For Overall Information On the Vaccine: Vaccine Command Center - COVID-19: Vaccines - NYC Health
- To Make An Appoint Online click here: Covid-19 Vaccine Finder
- Vaccinations for People that Are Fully Homebound: If you or someone you know may be eligible, use this form to contact the city and someone will get back to you.
CVS, Walgreens offer third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to people with compromised immune systems Bronx News 12, Aug. 14, 2021
How To Get Your 12-To-15-Year-Old Kid's COVID Vaccine Appointment In NY, NJ Right Now Gotham Gazette Magazine, May 13, 2021
City Releases First 10-Year Food Plan Under New Law, Gotham Gazette Magazine, Feb. 22, 2021
I've had my Covid-19 vaccine -- now what can I safely do? Your questions answered (CNN)
The Riverdale Press: "Refocusing from the virus to finding your next meal".
The Riverdale Press has an amazing write up on what the NW Bronx Food Justice Coalition has been doing to support the community. The need for emergency food increased dramatically since the pandemic and the NW Bronx Food Justice Coalition is right there building partnerships, accessing emergency food supplies, building food pantry capacity and coming up with innovative ways to teach about nutrition while social distancing.
Click here to read the article.
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Videos Addressing Food Access and Health
To find more videos go to our Youtube channel