New York, NY
Urban Community Food Project
The Urban Community Food Project was founded in 2011 in the Bronx, New York, under the auspices of theUrban Rebuilding Initiative. Its mission is to create a sustainable food system that is equitable in the production and distribution of food; a system that provides nutritious food to food insecure communities in New York while educating and employing at-risk youth and disenfranchised adults in order to combat incarceration, systematic poverty, and the root causes of hunger. The Project recently acquired a parcel of land in Duchess County, in upstate New York, which it intends to use to increase its agricultural output. In 2015, BGR funding will be allocated to the Staff Development Program. This will enable UCFP to expand its growing efforts in Duchess County, where they will cultivate food and make new community connections. Three to four individuals will be hired to create a core team that will facilitate this expansion. Annually renewable project.