Giving Compass' Take:

• According to a new report from the NYC Council, the city is attempting to find solutions to give all New Yorkers equal access to food.

• How will producing local capital help the food system thrive?  What can other cities across America do to boost their food equity agendas? 

Here's what's going on with food equity in California. 


The New York City Council plans to boost food security in America’s most populated city—more than 1 million New Yorkers currently go hungry or lack access to healthy, nutritious food. With this new plan, Council speaker Corey Johnson plans to improve food policy, nutrition in schools, and make fresh produce widely available.

In Johnson’s Growing Food Equity in NYC agenda, the council members stress the city’s hunger problems hit hard low-income and color communities. Proposed solutions target feeding all residents better while cutting food waste, boosting urban agriculture, and food education.

“Food is a human right, which means as a city we need to establish food policies to help ensure that none of our residents are going hungry or relying on unhealthy foods to survive because they don’t have the means or access to nutritious meals,” says Johnson. “I want to create a better New York where equitable food policies are front and center in everything we do.”

Read the full article on New York City's food equity by Alexandra Popescu at Food Tank.