The NYC Food and Fitness Partnership aim is to help people in communities to create quality, healthy and affordable foods for starting in neighborhoods of highest need.
It is our hope that in 10 years, regardless of income, everyone in New York City will have equal access to healthy foods and opportunities for active living. Our communities would not only be healthier but safer with reinvigorated local economies, decreased health disparities, increased equity and stronger ties among residents. To achieve this vision, the NYC Food & Fitness Partnership is addressing citywide policies and expanding successful initiatives, through the work of our community partners, to improve the health of all New York City residents.
The NYC Food & Fitness Partnership is brought together by three organizations – City Harvest, Brooklyn Rescue Mission and Transportation Alternatives. This effort is part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food & Community program. Food & Community invests in community-driven policy and system change projects. We are one of nine projects across the country working to transform our food and fitness systems.
Areas of Focus
The Partnership focuses on three primary areas:
While the Partnership will address citywide policies and systems change, we will target our efforts in Central Brooklyn, specifically Community Districts 3, 4, 5, and 16. This includes the communities of Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Brownsville, Ocean Hill, Cypress Hills, East New York, Highland Park, Starrett City, New Lots, and Spring Creek.