Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Aims to Improve Community Health Through Access to Food

May 13, 2019

In an effort to improve food security and community health, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone has created a comprehensive program to provide a new nutritional resource to residents of Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

In an effort to improve food security and community health, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone has created a comprehensive program to provide a new nutritional resource to residents of Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The grocery store-like food pantry, called “The Table,” includes space for interactive cooking demonstrations and provides fresh produce and other items people would purchase at a store.

The program expects to serve more than 300 people each month and one of the key target populations is pregnant women, who list food insecurity as one of their top concerns. Funding for the pantry is provided by City Harvest, United Way of New York City, the New York City Human Resources Administration, the New York State Department of Health’s Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program, and Driscoll Food.

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