Please help fund Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Healthy Communities initiative to increase access to healthy food! *Please click arrows under Legoman to see pics of funded programs.*
Brooklyn Community Foundation is proud to partner with CrossFit South Brooklyn on the Fight Gone Bad for the third year running. CFSBK members have raised over $70,000 over the past two years for Brooklyn communities. Funds from last year’s competition went towards the Foundation’s Healthy Communities initiative to increase access to healthy food and open space in the neighborhoods of Brownsville, Red Hook, and Fort Greene through the support of the following organizations:
Added Value in Red Hook for continuing to operate the new farm on NYCHA Red Hook West property and to provide ongoing education programming.
Brownsville Partnership in Brownsville to facilitate walking groups, bike tours, and a youth operated farmers market. Young people from Brownsville were hired as Youth Health Ambassadors to help run the farmers market and to work with 8 local bodegas to provide affordable healthy food options to the community.
Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Program to expand the Myrtle Eats Fresh Program by hiring Community Chefs (local residents who complete a basic culinary and nutrition workshop) to perform demos at local senior centers, farmers markets, and community centers; to continue healthy shopping tours for NYCHA residents and expand tour sites to include additional market near Farragut houses; to organize 2-3 skill workshops per season for gardeners at the Whitman and Ingersoll houses.
Brooklyn Food Coalition in all three neighborhoods to organize Food Change training workshops in schools and Youth Food Town Halls in order to improve school food options.
The Brooklyn Community Foundation is a registered 501(c )(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Learn more about Healthy Communities program here:
And wow, check out the other super programs funded by Brooklyn Community Foundation donors here! Helping seniors, yay! Love it.