“In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognized the depth of the food insecurity crisis and its disproportionate impact on Black and Brown communities. There are New York City families who face hunger and diet-related illnesses because they lack access to fresh, nutritious, and affordable food. From farms to street vendors and supermarkets, the food infrastructure is powered by essential workers who deserve to earn a living wage, not at risk of poverty. Food Forward NYC is a roadmap to racial, food, and economic justice for historically marginalized communities,” said Council Member Farah N. Louis.

Read the full press release from the Office of the Mayor (link).