Proposed federal cuts to food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) would expand and intensify food insecurity for many New Yorkers, especially working families with children. It makes our nutrition work to ensure that children, youth, and their families have access to fresh, quality food and healthy choices all the more important. City Harvest, a partner in nutrition, is helping us rise to the challenge.
Our Early Childhood program at P.S. 5 recently received a $5,000 grant from the New York City Council’s School Food Pantry Initiative, which allowed the school to purchase food through City Harvest from Driscoll Foods to support over 30 families with children in our services. In addition to taking home fresh produce, whole wheat pasta, and low-sodium Adobo, parents also participated in one of our Go!Healthy nutrition workshops, where they learned a new recipe to try at home with their families.
We are grateful to have the support of the City Council, Driscoll Foods, and City Harvest as we continue our nutrition work in schools to support children and families.