Expanding dignified access to healthy food
Food insecurity in NYC is a distribution problem
In 2020, two Bronx teachers responded to widespread food insecurity among their students by setting up two community fridges. In the process, they discovered that in New York City 3.9 million tons of food goes to waste every year because people can't access it.
They went on to create Grassroots Grocery, a network of volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles to deliver rescued produce to "produce points" throughout the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. These produce points provide dignified access to healthy food in the heart of communities where food insecurity is most widespread.
We envision a New York where every community has hyper-local community distribution sites. A New York where everyone has what they need to sustain themselves and their families.