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Bread for the World is a Christian organization active nationwide that seeks justice for the world’s hungry people by lobbying our nation’s decision makers. Each year, their member congregations participate in a letter writing campaign on a specific issue. In 2000, their effort “A Fair Share: Working to End Hunger” targeted strengthening the Food Stamp Program and raising the minimum wage.

Brooklyn Food Coalition works on a variety of food policy issues in Brooklyn.

Food and Water Watch National coalition with offices in Brooklyn. Works on farm bill and hydrofracking issues. Anti-trust issues.

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is a leading national organization working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Just Food Since 1995, Just Food has pioneered and championed the proliferation of sustainable food programs, including CSAs, community-run farmers’ markets, and farm-to-food pantry programs. Just Food serves thousands of New Yorkers by forging partnerships between local farms, neighborhood groups, and consumers, and by providing urban communities with a framework for growing, and knowing, healthy food.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

NYS Food Policy Network In June 2012, NOFA-NY and Hunger Action Network worked with Mark Winne to convene a conference in Western and Central NY to discuss local work around food policy councils. The group decided to organize a statewide food policy network.

Northeast Organic Farm Association NOFA-NY, Inc is an organization of consumers, gardeners, and farmers working together to create a sustainable regional food system which is ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and educational opportunities, we promote land stewardship, organic food production, and local marketing.

Northeast Regional Anti-Hunger Network (NERAHN) serves as the coalition of anti-hunger agencies from the seven states in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Northeast region (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut). NERAHN was created in 1996 with a two-fold mission: 1)to reduce hunger by maximizing resources through collaborative efforts; and 2)to work collectively to design and implement action on state, regional and national levels. Hunger Action Network is one of the two New York State representatives to NERAHN.

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Work Group (NESAWG) The mission of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group is to build a more sustainable, healthy, and equitable food system for our region.

Noyes Foundation: Sowing Seeds for Learning and Action, A Popular Education Piece, the new companion to Harvesting Justice: Transforming Food, Land, and Agricultural Systems in the Americas, provides people of all ages and backgrounds, including individuals, educators, leaders, facilitators and organizers, the opportunity to learn how to create just food systems, and to make a difference within structures that include personal, community, global and systemic elements for making change happen – with an eye on equity and fairness for all participants along the food chain. For a broad overview of the understanding needed to fix our broken food system, Sowing Seeds provides a venue for asking questions and finding answers to the difficult food issues that seem to have eluded us. The curriculum can be used “to spark discussion on everything from workers’ rights to community gardens to racism in the food system – and how they all fit together!”

Slow Food is part of a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members in over 150 countries, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.


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