Queens Action Council

Queens Action Council
Queens Action Council
Queens, NY United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Dec 09, 2016
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Queens Action Council (QuAC):

Mission

Amplifying the voices of Western Queens to raise awareness, and collectively build a more just and sustainable food landscape from the ground up.

Pillars

--->Hunger 
---> Urban Agriculture
---> Youth Engagement
---> Arts & Culture
---> Retail

2017 Programming Goals

  • Friends of Rainey's Park is established with the Parks Foundation. Funding for park beautification projects and a community festival on Juneteenth (June 19) will be secured through the Foundation and fundraising.
  • A community-based news outlet will provide news and knowledge surrounding food justice issues in Northwest Queens. A free newsletter service or subject relevant partnership with a pre-existing publication will streamline news 
  • Fresh Food Box program will operate out of an underserved community hub in Northwest Queens. The program runs as a weekly CSA model that provides $25 worth of local produce for $12 and accepts EBT/SNAP.  If selected, QuAC will operate and subsidize some of the cost for low income participants. There will be fundraising to serve as a stipend for youth that help operate the Fresh Food Box program during the summer.
  • Youth Food Justice program will be established at a Community School in partnership with Zone126. In addition to urban gardening projects, local food potlucks, food justice documentary screenings, nutrition education, and a healthy food marketing project, students will go on field trips to local urban farms and the Queens County Farm Museum. Fundraising is needed for transportation to the farm and museum, as well as for purchasing food from a locally supported food merchant for Local Food Day.
  • Healthy Halloween Initiative will offer cooking demos of healthy sweets and snacks in front of residential hubs and Healthy Neighborhood retail stores. Decorated tables and lighting will be set up at community safe havens where resources will be shared with parents and healthy snack will be given to youth. Fundraising is needed to purchase healthy snacks and goody-bags for youth that participate in the Healthy Halloween Initiative.
  • A community holiday meal will be provided at a local community hub. Fundraising is needed for purchasing ingredients from a local farmers' market and food from a locally supported food merchant for the holiday meal.

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