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Food Action Board Project


What We Do

The goal of the Food Action Board (FAB) program is to develop the leadership, advocacy, and community organizing skills of low-income community members interested in food, hunger, and anti-poverty initiatives. FAB members will play leadership roles in the efforts – at the city, state, and federal levels – to promote food security and economic opportunity.

Where We Do It

We run seven neighborhood groups throughout the city in partnership with emergency food programs that host and support our efforts - Northwest Bronx, Long Island City, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East Harlem, Flatbush, Staten Island, and Chelsea.

How We Do It

Action Board members meet at least once every 2 weeks in their neighborhood to (1) train and (2) take action. NYCCAH offers a series of trainings and leadership development opportunities for our members to increase their knowledge and skills. Members put these to use by taking action to win our policy campaigns. Members work to get letters signed, make phone calls, talk to the media, engage and educate their peers, give public testimony, and meet with their elected officials.

Why We Do It

No social movement in history has achieved victory without significant leadership from the people most affected by the problem. There is no way we can end hunger and slash poverty in American unless low-income Americans, who have experienced the problems themselves, play a central role in the movement. We present the Food Action Boards as a national model for ensuring that people from low-income backgrounds play leadership roles in this movement.

Sign Up

We are always looking for new members and partners. If you are interested in joining call NYCCAH at 212 825 0028.