The Value of Food

Resources

  • Rise & Root FarmNew York-based collective, Rise & Root Farm, believes in the empowerment of communities through food and farming. They raise and sell products of the highest quality through CSAs, farm stands, and local markets, and build relationships with people through educational programming and apprenticeships.
  • Lower East Side Ecology CenterFounded in 1987, the LES Ecology Center was one of the first organizations to offer community-based recycling and composting programs in New York City. They have continued to grow their offerings, providing opportunities for New Yorkers to learn about and engage in environmental stewardship.
  • New York City Coalition Against HungerNYCCAH is the voice for the more than 1,100 soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the 1.4 million low-income New Yorkers who live in food insecure households. Their website includes downloadable maps and a food provider database to help you locate food programs throughout the five boroughs.
  • Moon HoochIn addition to being a dance-jazz trio, New York City-based band Moon Hooch publishes a food blog, Cooking in the Cave, chock-full of recipes focused on eating sustainably and inexpensively while on tour. Keeping the band energized without breaking their values or budget turns out to be easier than you might think.
  • Take Back the TapTake Back the Tap, an initiative started by Food & Water Watch, sheds light on misconceptions about the safety of our tap water, informs people of the environmental repercussions of bottling water, and dispenses advice on breaking your bottled water habit.
  • Scott’s Pizza ToursFounded by “pizz-aficionado” Scott Wiener, Scott’s Pizza Tours provides educational excursions to NYC’s best pizzerias. Explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods while sampling some savory slices. Use the code CATHEDRAL113 for $5 off any of Scott’s regular public tours during the course of The Value of Food.
  • Smart Seafood GuideCurious about how an appetite for seafood impacts your carbon footprint? Food & Water Watch brings you the Smart Seafood Guide—a quick and comprehensive wallet-sized guide to selecting your fish and shellfish sustainably.
  • Environmental Sciences Analytical CenterThe Environmental Sciences Analytical Center at Brooklyn College provides a variety of environmental testing services to the public, including heavy metal contamination, water quality, trace elements, and soil quality testing. Samples can be mailed to their lab or dropped off in person.
  • Water Footprint CalculatorGRACE’s Water Footprint Calculator helps you assess your rate of water consumption (indoor, outdoor, and virtual) throughout each day and presents next steps to help you trim the gallons.
  • GrowNYCGrowNYC seeks to improve New Yorker’s quality of life through environmental initiatives. They run a network of farmer’s markets, provide recycling services like textile and food scrap collection, build and support community gardens, and provide environmental education to youth across the city.
  • Food for ThoughtTom Philpott, Food and Agriculture Correspondent for Mother Jones, blogs about many of the food movement’s most pressing topics. He is also the cofounder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina.
  • Slice Out HungerSlice Out Hunger is a nonprofit corporation run by pizza lovers and pizza industry professionals. Help them raise funds to support hunger relief initiatives, many of which provide the Cathedral’s social outreach arm with resources, by participating in their annual Dollar Slice Night—NYC’s biggest pizza party.
  • With Food in MindA sponsored project from art organization Fractured Atlas, With Food in Mind develops art-based approaches to food education and food injustice. This nomadic organization pops up all over the city, running workshops and after-school classes at farmer’s markets, gardens, and community centers.
  • SchoolFood NYCSchoolFood NYC serves around 850,000 meals to students each school day, over 700,000 of which are provided at no charge. Their website features tools for parents and guardians to enroll their children in subsidized meal programs and lists locations for free summer meals for students.
  • Insurgo ProjectInsurgo is an Upper Manhattan community collective focused on nurturing the farm-to-table movement in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout the country. They partner with local food establishments and professionals to source and serve organic foods.
  • Food Bank for New York CityFood Bank for New York City has worked to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for over 30 years. Through its citywide network of more than 1,000 charities and schools, they provide approximately 64 million free meals per year, as well as tax help and SNAP assistance.
  • Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & PolicyThe Tisch Center cultivates research about connections between a just, sustainable food system and healthy eating, and translates it into recommendations and resources for educators, policy makers, and community advocates.
  • Launched in 2003, the Eat Well Guide is a directory of over 25,000 restaurants, farms, markets and other sources of sustainable food throughout the country. It makes it easy to find suppliers who are doing their best by their customers, workers, and the planet.
  • The NYC Urban Soils Institute's mission is to advance the scientific understandings and promote the conservation and sustainable use of urban soils. They partner with ESAC at Brooklyn College to make their work and advocacy accessible to all.