Food Policy Watch
Original Center stories, news, research studies
and events for the week of October 13, 2021
Two New Food Programs in New York Aim to Help...

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has introduced two new programs that will help restaurants stay afloat while also feeding families in need.

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Anti-Hunger Programs that Improve Health and Reduce...

Poverty and food insecurity, which are closely related, correlate with some of the most serious and costly health problems in the United States.

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JJ Johnson: COVID-19 Food Hero - NYC Food Policy Center

Chef JJ Johnson's restaurant, Fieldtrip, was at risk of closure when the pandemic lockdowns began in March 2020. His wife, Samiyyah Chapman, is a healthcare worker, and she inspired him to begin sending food to Harlem Hospital.

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Food Policy Weekly News Digest  

New York Food News

Food Insecurity and Emergency Food

Supply Chain and Rising Food Costs

Food Workers, Restaurants, and Food Labor

Diet, Nutrition, and Food Labels

Farming and Agriculture

Big Food

Food and Public Health

NYC Food Policy Center Events

  • Measuring Food Insecurity
  • Tuesday, October 26th, 9:30-10:30 AM
  • Panelists include:
  • Chris Barrett, PhD, Stephen B. & Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management International Professor of Agriculture, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Food Policy
  • Joel Berg, CEO, Hunger Free America
  • Carlo Cafiero, PhD, Project Manager of "Voices of the Hungry," Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Trenor Williams, PhD, Founder & CEO, Socially Determined

COVID-19 NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides

  • The Center has created 59 Neighborhood Food Resource Guides. Click HERE to find your neighborhood.
  • The Center's guides have been updated by more than 300 volunteers who have spent thousands of hours making more than 150,000 calls to keep data up-to-date.
  • If you are interested in working with the Center to keep these resource guides up-to-date please email

Food Policy Research and Reports Digest