HFRAN-affiliated organizations within New York City that provide food and nutrition services to children and families.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)Communities for Healthy Food Contact: Emily Blank
Communities for Healthy Food NYC is a place-based approach to expanding access to affordable, healthy food in five of New York City’s economically challenged communities. The initiative integrates access to healthy and affordable food into every aspect of our community development work – through resident outreach, nutrition education and cooking classes; creating new or improved healthy food outlets; and generating food-sector jobs.
Launched in 2014, the initiative addresses the interrelated issues of diet-related diseases, poverty and unemployment to help residents live longer and healthier lives. And it taps LISC’s value as a community development intermediary with strong neighborhood organization relationships, the ability to leverage capital and programmatic funds, and a strong track record as a technical assistance provider.