Just Food For Thought: Stories

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Karen Washington will be honored at the Fourth Annual James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards on October 27th along with Mark Bittman, Ben Burkett, Navina Khanna, and Michael Pollan. Karen is being recognized for her work in urban agriculture and the impact her leadership has had on the Bronx and beyond.

“I am a grassroots person receiving this award, and...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Just Food's board and staff are celebrating the arrival this month of the organization's new Executive Director, Jasmine Nielsen. Jasmine comes to Just Food from Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for Aids Education. In her 15-year tenure as Executive Director, she built Love Heals into the leading provider of HIV/AIDS education in the New York City public schools. 

Long interested in creating a connection between her passion for food justice and her expertise in nonprofit...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

On Friday, July 11th, Just Food and United Way of NYC kicked off the 2014 Local Produce Link farm trip season. Forty-two visitors from four Bronx-based pantries headed to South Cairo, NY to visit their farmers, Deb and Pete Kavakos of Stoneledge Farm. It was one of a series of annual trips designed to generate excitement about fresh vegetables, build relationships between family farms...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

“A lot of kids don’t know about the chicken and the egg – and now, they’re learning about food and starting to understand where it comes from,” says Reverend Robert Ennis Jackson of Bed-Stuy’s Brooklyn Rescue Mission.