Funding Will Increase Access to Fresh, Local Food
The Department is committed to helping New Yorkers increase their access to fresh, local, healthy foods, and supporting new economic opportunities for farmers, through programs such as the Community Gardens program, the Council on Hunger and Food Policy, and the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.
Commissioner Ball harvests potatoes with a student as part of a Farm-to-School event.
Students eat lunch in a greenhouse after harvesting squash.
Students learn to grow and harvest their own potatoes.
A group of students prepares to harvest squash on a Farm-to-School class trip.
Students learn to grow and harvest their own pumpkins.
Statewide Initiatives Innovating Across New York State
Increasing Brooklyn residents' access to nutritious food through the Food Insecurity Screening Pilot Program and more.
The No Student Goes Hungry initiative aims to provide access to healthy, locally grown food for low income students.
Connecting gardeners to resources in their communities.
Facilitating the use of vacant public lands for community gardens.
Innovating within cities to grow food, raise animals, and promote sustainability.