April 1, 2023

Beyond Emergency Support: Promoting Food Justice and Wellness in the Bronx

New Settlement's Community Health Initiatives food pantry is more than just a source of emergency food - it's a comprehensive program that supports better nutrition and food justice in our community. By providing nutritious food to 2,000 individuals each month across 22 Bronx zip codes, the pantry fills a crucial gap in our neighborhood. But the pantry goes beyond food distribution, connecting families to longer-term benefits and offering workshops and classes to support healthy eating habits. 

In addition to the food pantry, New Settlement's Community Health Initiatives offers a range of programs that take a multidisciplinary approach to improve health and wellness in our neighborhood. From community gardens and cooking classes to health screenings and fitness programs, we're working to address the root causes of food insecurity and promote healthy lifestyles for all residents. Join us in building a healthier, more equitable community! 

Welcome to

Bronx Helpers

Bronx Helpers, an after school program for 54 middle school youth, focuses on building civic engagement and service through year-round projects.

Click the video player to meet the participants

Pictured: College & Career Fair at Taft Campus- 39 representatives, 600 students

(1st fair since 2019!)

What We're Reading:

  • Neighborhood Success Stories Carol Lamberg's Neighborhood Success Stories is a book that showcases inspiring stories of community-driven initiatives that have transformed neighborhoods and improved the lives of residents in NYC. As a member of our board at New Settlement, Carol has been a leader and advocate for community-led solutions, and her book highlights the power of grassroots organizing in addressing social and economic challenges. Buy Local: The Lit. Bar

What We're Listening to:


  • Assistant Aquatics Director - Aquatics
  • Community Organizer for School Justice – Parent Action Committee
  • Early Awareness Advisor – SSC
  • Family Development Coach – Community Center
  • Garden and Culinary Program Manager – Community Health Initiatives
  • Job Developer – YouthBuild
  • Program Manager – YouthBuild


  • Activity Specialist – CLASP After-school Program
  • Construction Manager – YouthBuild
  • Data/Intake Coordinator – YouthBuild
  • Group Leader – Bronx Helpers
  • Group Leader – CLASP
  • Group Leader – MASP After-school Program
  • Head Swim Coach – Aquatics
  • Lifeguard – Aquatics
  • Teacher – CLASP
  • Water Safety Instructor – Aquatics
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