Category: Food

BP Brewer, DCAS Commissioner Cumberbatch launch winter Food Box program for city employees in cooperation with GrowNYC

Program allows week-in-advance ordering of full bag of freshest produce from area growers for $10 NEW YORK, NY– GrowNYC, the nonprofit which manages the city’s Greenmarket program, is beginning the winter season of its Fresh Food Box program, and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, City Department of Administrative Services (DCAS) Commissioner Stacey Cumberbatch, and GrowNYC Executive Director, Marcel Van Ooyen, today announced a new Civic Center outpost of the… Read more

Raising awareness about the NYC Organics Collection Program

My office, in coordination with the NYC Departments of Sanitation (DSNY) and Education (DOE) sponsored “Day of Action” today to help raise awareness about the NYC Organics Collection Program, an effort to cut the solid waste produced by city public school cafeterias and produce nutrient-rich compost in the bargain. During today’s morning school drop-off period, my staff and I fanned out to distribute flyers explaining the… Read more

Urgent reforms needed in City’s summer food program for schoolchildren

.PDF of news release “For too long, the City’s summer food program for school kids has been riddled with incomplete information, lack of comprehensive site planning, and without strong inter-agency coordination when it should be a front-line effort in combating hunger,” Brewer said. “Logistics for locations are provided too late, especially for many parents and grandparents. Last year, sites and dates were announced on June 25 – just two days… Read more