Next in our series of 2012 Changemaker Nominations suggested by a chocolate lover!
Congratulations to Just Food: www.justfood.org
Here’s what Melissa has to say about this awesome organization:
“Just Food is creating a sustainable food system in New York City by connecting all citizens regardless of income with fresh locally grown produce. They do this through community supported agriculture (CSAs), by delivering fresh produce to food pantries, teaching people to grow food in New York City’s vacant lots and now in Farm School NYC! They also teach New Yorkers how to cook and advocate for food justice (access for all).”
A little more about Just Food:
“Just Food is a non-profit organization that connects communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all New Yorkers. Just Food provides regional farmers and food producers, CSA organizers and everyday eaters with the resources and support they need to establish and experience healthy food systems—in every neighborhood.
Since 1995, Just Food has pioneered and championed the proliferation of sustainable food programs, including CSAs, community-run farmers’ markets, and farm-to-food pantry programs. Just Food serves thousands of New Yorkers by forging partnerships between local farms, neighborhood groups, and consumers, and by providing urban communities with a framework for growing, and knowing, healthy food.”