February - 13 - 2016Great news! We are proud and honored to have exciting new grants that will help us to sustain and further expand our programs. We want to thank Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries for their support in our award of a 3-year, $375,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)'s Community Food Projects program. This grant will support both our gardening and culinary education work. In 2016 we will offer several free cooking courses and over 100 cooking demos! We'll also build another greenhouse, and install more drip irrigation in our gardens. Finally, we'll buy $10,000 in produce for our food pantry clients through our friends at Corbin Hill Food Project! We also want to thank Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the entire New York City Council for including Communities for Healthy Food as a new city-wide initiative in the FY 2016 budget! And we especially want to thank Council Members Robert Cornegy and Laurie Cumbo for awarding us grants to support our food pantry.