Blog: Harlem Walks to the Farmers Market
August 15, 2014
It's growing season again, which means that carts full of fruits and vegetables are on every other corner and farmers markets are filled with city folks looking to buy local. As Associate Director of Community Nutrition, I work on nutrition programming for Food Bank's network, but also provide nutrition education to the Harlem residents at our Community Kitchen and Food Pantry. One of my favorite activities is going on farmers market walks with our clients. We gather at the Community Kitchen at 116th Street and walk to 125th Street. During that time we chat about life and I get the chance to stay connected with the community in which I live and serve. Read more...
Kellie Pickler Helps Food Bank Fight Hunger
August 14, 2014
Country Music star Kellie Pickler joined Food Bank For New York City Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Silvia Davi at the Meow Mix mobile sound booth in Columbus Circle yesterday to raise awareness about hunger in NYC. Meow Mix engaged Food Bank For New York City with a creative campaign benefitting our organization. New Yorkers and cat lovers participated in an interactive contest with Kellie to record their own version of the Meow Mix jingle. For every song recorded, Meow Mix will donate 100 meals to Food Bank For New York City.
If you want a turn at the mic, there’s still time. The campaign continues through August 16. The Meow Mix mobile sound booth will be making four more stops around the city:
August 13, Columbus Circle, 12pm-6pm
August 14, Washington Square Park/NYU, 11am-5pm
August 15, Penn Station/Macy’s, 11am-5pm
August 16, Union Square, 11am-5pm
Blog: Just Say Yes to Healthy Eating
July 23, 2014
Earlier this month, Food Bank brought its Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables (JSY) 11-month cooking demonstration series to BOOM!Health's Harm Reduction Center. I am always a tad nervous about how new offerings will be received by our clients. JSY nutritionist Stephanie Alvarado set up in the café across from our kitchen. Within minutes, Stephanie had a room full of clients asking her questions and actively engaged in the subject at hand. On that hot summer day, the demo was about healthy beverages and the crowd absolutely loved it! Read more...
Rolling the Activity Dice For Good Health at the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry
July 21, 2014
Every week, the seniors at the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry in West Harlem
have a nutrition education session with our registered dietitian, Shanon Morris. Combining healthy eating habits with regular physical activity is a great way for our seniors to keep their health in check, as many of them struggle with high blood pressure or diabetes. These new activity dice are a fun way to encourage physical activity and engage folks in making healthy changes!
Sunny Anderson Shares Recipes at our Kitchen
July 17, 2014
Food Network star Sunny Anderson shared her delicious and nutritious recipes with a group of 40 seniors at Food Bank’s Neighborhood Center
, a program offered at our Community Kitchen and Food Pantry in West Harlem
. Sunny’s easy grilled chicken with apple-orange sauce, roasted sweet potato mash, and kale and coconut milk were all on the menu for the seniors to enjoy. During the fun-filled demonstration, Sunny shared memories about food and family with the group. Sunny is a proud new member of Food Bank’s Culinary Council
and is doing her part to fight hunger in New York City!