Food Justice

Rise & Root at Let Us Eat Local

October 5th’s Let Us Eat Local is a celebration of Just Food’s community--including regional and urban farms, community activists, mindful eaters, and an array of New York City’s finest restaurants providing delicious leadership in the sustainable food movement.

Getting Food on the Table: The Mayoral Forum on the Future of Food in NYC

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“This is the first example I’ve seen of real political clout in the food movement,” said author and NYU professor Marion Nestle to an audience of over 750 New Yorkers who packed the Mayoral Forum on the Future of Food in New York City, co-hosted by Just Food on July 17th at The New School.

Digging into the Farm Bill

The Farm Bill—or more accurately the Food and Farm Bill--has a huge impact on what kind of food is available in your neighborhood, how that food is produced, and how much it costs.

A Just Food Community Advocate Takes on the Farm Bill


Qiana Mickie, bottom left, with fellow advocates in training.

On January 4th, more than a hundred concerned New Yorkers attended a Farm Bill Listening Session hosted by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

Charles and Shirley Sherrod Discuss Food Justice with Farm School NYC Students

On March 16, thanks to special support from the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and Farm School NYC teachers Kolu Zigby and Yonnette Fleming, the students of Farm School NYC’s Food Justice Course had the unique opportunity to hear from two veterans of the civil rights and food sovereignty movements—the Reverend Charles and Shirley Sherrod.

Advocates Challenge City Officials to Protect Community Gardens . . . Permanently!

On August 10, Just Food joined hundreds of New York City community gardeners and supporters at a public hearing in Manhattan to give voice to the vital role community gardens provide in city neighborhoods and the need to ensure their permanent protection.

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