Wellfare and the Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center are teaming up this fall to distribute resources and guides to food insecure families in East Harlem.
Since the pandemic, the Center's Neighborhood Food Resources Guides have helped countless families struggling to make ends meet. Now under their newly launched Hyperlocal Health program, the Center is collaborating with local nonprofits and government offices to amplify these guides and pass along additional information that can help families thrive.
Throughout the fall in our Better Boxes and at our distribution outposts, Wellfare will be distributing guides on signing up for SNAP EBT, how Health Bucks work and finding local farmers markets and soup kitchens.
" [The] Food For East Harlem campaign is part of our hyperlocal health program to connect community members with existing food resources right now," said Charle Platkin, Ph.D, JD, MPH, the director of the Center. "The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has partnered with many prestigious organizations, including Wellfare, to get these important messages to the East Harlem community."
Wellfare is participating in Hyperlocal Health along other community stakeholders like GrowNYC, Councilmember Diana Ayala's office and Assemblymember Edward Gibbs's office.
The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center develops intersectoral, innovative and evidence-based solutions to preventing diet-related diseases and promoting food security in New York and other cities. The Center works with policy makers, community organizations, advocates and the public to create healthier, more sustainable food environments and to use food to promote community and economic development. Through interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, evaluation and education, we leverage the expertise and passion of the students, faculty and staff of Hunter College.