Food Access Initiatives

Read GrowNYC Food Access Initiatives 2019 successes and statistics here.

GrowNYC Food Access Initiatives get fruits and vegetables where they are most needed: everywhere. Income shouldn't be an impediment to good health. GrowNYC believes that healthy food access is a basic human right.

We make regionally-produced food accessible to all New Yorkers through the promotion and acceptance of nutrition benefits, incentive coupons and credit cards.

We rely on partnerships with the City and community-based organizations to enhance food access in New York City. This effort improves access to good food and provides critical revenue for our farming community. 
 

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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.