What is Food Justice?

Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate, and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers, and animals. People practicing food justice leads to a strong local food system, self-reliant communities, and a healthy environment.

What does the Food Justice Program do?

The Food Justice Program increases awareness and action around food and farm issues and advances policies for a thriving local food system. We do this through advocacy trainings, policy workshops, information-sharing, campaigns, and more.

How can I get involved?

  • Volunteer with us! Please check the Volunteer opportunities page for current internship and volunteer opportunities. For future volunteer/intern opportunites please complete our updated Volunteer Registry Form

  • Use tip sheets from our NYC Food Justice Action Guide to do awareness-raising and advocacy events in your community

How can I stay informed on the latest food justice news, actions, and events?

  • Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter and urgent action alerts right to your inbox, or check Just Food for Thought for a monthly harvest of the latest food and farm news

  • Check out Take Action Now! for ways to get involved through current petitions, mobilizations, and local food justice happenings

  • Scroll through our Resources and discover useful blogs, organizations, networks, and coalitions involved in the food justice movement

  • Learn from our Archive about past food justice summits and campaigns, including our successful Legalize Beekeeping in NYC campaign and NYC Food & Climate Summit