The Importance of Nutrition Education Programs & NYCP

Many low-income individuals and families in New York face social and economic barriers to nutrition and health and live in communities that are disproportionately affected by poverty. As a result, poverty, child poverty, food insecurity and obesity-related chronic disease in some communities can exceed state and even national averages.

New York Common Pantry(NYCP) is proud to be one of seven programs funded to improve food resource management and preparation skills, while also increasing access to affordable and nutritious foods. In the coming period, NYCP will help participants access CSA shares through local farms, work with local medical centers to refer to its Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program, and continue to operate a robust direct education program that works with low-income communities to maximize access and preparation of healthy food.

Click the link to learn how New York Common Pantry and other organizations are working together in the fight against hunger.