Karen Washington with supporters at a 2010 community garden rally--photo by Magali Regis

FOOD JUSTICE

What is Food Justice?

Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate, and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers, and animals. People practicing food justice leads to a strong local food system, self-reliant communities, and a healthy environment.

What does the Food Justice Program do?

The Food Justice Program increases awareness and action around food and farm issues and advances policies for a thriving local food system. We do this through advocacy trainings, policy workshops, information-sharing, campaigns, and more.

How can I get involved?

How can I stay informed on the latest food justice news, actions, and events?

  • Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter and urgent action alerts right to your inbox, or check Just Food for Thought for a monthly harvest of the latest food and farm news

  • Check out Take Action Now! for ways to get involved through current petitions, mobilizations, and local food justice happenings

  • Scroll through our Resources and discover useful blogs, organizations, networks, and coalitions involved in the food justice movement

  • Learn from our Archive about past food justice summits and campaigns, including our successful Legalize Beekeeping in NYC campaign and NYC Food & Climate Summit